Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Near and Dear

The house sparrow
is a common little bird in my neighborhood.
Often overlooked and in spite of it's many short comings is always welcome here.

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
Henry David Thoreau


Anonymous said...

hey elaine - what a gift the sparrows bring. i have a family nesting under the eaves by the deck. they are busy busy busy flittering to and fro to feed the growing family.
guess what? spring is on the cape. the catbirds are back.

elaine said...

I hear ya loud and clear! =)
I hope we can go on a nice spring expedition together ...soon.

this is my patch said...

Sparrows are welcome in my garden too. I make sure there is plenty of seed on the ground and in the feeders for them. How sweet the little sparrow poking his head out of the box. x

elaine said...

I was so lucky to have a camera at that moment. xox