Morning Bath

Photo:  Google Images

Making the rounds,
watering the outdoor plants
on the patio; I moved
down the steps and
out into the back yard.

Aiming the spray at the
lace-flowered, pink Crepe Myrtle,
I noticed a red dart come into
my line of vision from the left
…a cardinal decided to allow me
in assisting his Saturday, morning bath.

Claudia invites us to share the moments of peace and solitude in our busy lives:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/09/20/meetingthebar-beautiful-solitude/

Also sharing this for the G-Man, written in 55 words:  http://g-man-mrknowitall.blogspot.com/

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  1. That’s so cool, you really made me smile.

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  2. Pretty — nice pic

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  3. Yes, very nice moment ~ I would have gladly assisted him too ~

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  4. izzy

     /  September 20, 2012

    Peace and serenity for sure! Nice-

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  5. Good intentions come in waves! One good act but two benefited, the flower and the cardinal. Three in fact, as you are more than happy of the whole episode! Nicely Gayle!

    Hank

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  6. Double, triple like… I love cardinals… they are very special to me. Thanks for this.

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  7. ha pretty cool…love nature…and spending time in the back yard…what a treat the cardinal was as well…adding a little color to your day…smiles.

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  8. leahJlynn

     /  September 20, 2012

    Oh, what a lovely sight that must have been. and what a clear picture too. Cool

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  9. hahahaha, take it where ya can get it, eh? very cute

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  10. So if my shower breaks down, I can call you?
    Loved your Aviary 55
    Thanks for playing, It’s nice to see you back, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  11. Nothing quite as special as an unexpected blessing. Nice 55!

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  12. assisting the Saturday morning bath of a cardinal…awesome…what a wonderful moment..

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  13. lovely!!

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  14. hedgewitch

     /  September 21, 2012

    A lovely moment shared, Bodhirose. The garden is full of them, and I seldom feel alone in that solitude. Throughout this hot dry summer I’ve watched the local birds come first to the sprinkler, then to the feeders–as if that sparkling water is way more seductive than food.

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    • Thank you, Hedgewitch. Yes, I think that water is very seductive to them…they gotta get their baths! It’s so fun to watch. I imagine that they must get hot in the summers too…

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  15. I’ve never seen a cardinal Gayle except on TV … one day … 🙂

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    • What?! Never seen a cardinal, Polly…oh, I hope you do one day too…they’re so pretty and not as shy as some birds can be…as my story attests…

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  16. I love cardinals. They are the Illinois state bird and I’m from IL. 🙂

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  17. What a lovely moment!

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  18. Beautiful and image as well. I did submit something, Gayle, but had to resend as I forgot the pin number. I probably have now lost out a sit says if one deviates it mean rejections. I simply forgot and did explain but I’ve never submitted anything online before so live and learn. It is no wonder I can’t get anything published. I appreciate your kind words of encouragement.

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    • Thank you, Renee. Well, don’t think that all is lost because perhaps when you resent it correctly it was then accepted for review. It may not have meant that if you submit again with the pin number that it too would be rejected. I haven’t given up my faith in you, Renee! xoxo

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      • Hi Gayle, I was contacted this morning stating the writing has been submitted and will hear more in a couple of weeks. Perhaps that is why I tend to back down from these sorts of things as I tend to get stressed. Wasn’t born the ‘easy going’ type. Thanks again for the encouragement. I guess I won’t ever be too old for that. xoxo

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        • Yay, that’s good news, Renee…I’m really glad to hear that. I wasn’t born the ‘easy going’ type either so I know how you feel and don’t go looking for things to get my nerves stressed. But somehow submitting something doesn’t seem to have that affect on me…I know that I’m up against a lot of talent out there…so tend to let go of the outcome. I have more of the “what the heck” kind of attitude about it….what will it hurt if I give it a try. No, we never get too old for encouragement…I’m very happy that I was able to offer that to you…you are so deserving. Hugs… xo

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  19. what a lovely moment!

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  20. Gayle, you have captured beautifully a special moment!!

    Love Christine xx

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  21. really lovely…..

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  22. What an honor! You are connected, my friend…

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  23. What a thrill. We don’t have cardinals here but I have the same experience with orioles.

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  24. 😀 What a fun surprise! And well described for all of us to share, too. Thanks for the smile, Gayle.

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  25. What a wonderful thing to happen, and you have translated it into poetry simply and effectively. Lovely, Gayle! Cardinals are very special birds.

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    • I know…totally took me off-guard…but I accommodated him for as long as he wanted to shower! Yes, cardinals are so pretty…we have many around the neighborhood. Thanks, Diane.

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  26. What beautiful expression of one of those small but very special moments, Gayle. I love it!

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