Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An Exhibit

I feel a little bit like a zoo exhibit this evening. Since the weather has gotten warm here, we've moved all our plants out of the great room and on to the deck. We now have a lemon, a grapefruit, an orange, a mango, and a pineapple plant as well as other fruit baring trees in our deck orchard.
I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and sit out on the deck as I wrote this evening. When I looked around a few minutes searching for inspiration, I noticed a grass-green chameleon lounging on an avocado leaf watching me intently. I think he's looking for a girlfriend because he puffed his throat out and it looks like a chartreuse bubble on his neck. When I stood to get the camera, he vanished somewhere in the green plant.
I sat back down and began to write. A while later I glanced up, and sitting on a low limb in the sweet gum tree was a papa bluebird. He too was eying me curiously as if he had to give a report later to his bluebird teacher. A few feet below him, his girlfriend was sitting in a bluebird house on three pale blue speckled eggs. In a few weeks, he'll be too busy trying to keep three hungry mouths fed, to look at anything.
I'm sure I had to notice this stuff when I was younger, but I must have been too full of myself to pay much attention. These days, it's these moments that make life more enjoyable.

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