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Dancing with myself

After we removed the mirrors from the disco fireplace, I put them in the back yard along the fence. They don't take up as much fence space as I'd have liked, but they add a little bit of whimsy to the backyard, and whenever we get around to redesigning the backyard, they'll be better laid out.

Someone LOVES them, though.

Every day, almost every time I look, there's a male cardinal, as red as a cherry, sitting on a branch of the Vitex tree, staring at himself in the mirror. He gets so excited about the handsome devil that he sees that he hops up and down on the branch. Surprisingly, the guy in the mirror hops too.

He spends HOURS there.

A few days ago, I showed my mom, and of course he was there. We went closer to inspect the mirror, and evidence of his near constant presence was on the ground under the branch and on the lower half of the mirror. Bird shit everywhere.

It's a comfort to see him. He's a pretty bird that adds color to my backyard. Noir has apparently decided he's not worth chasing and catching. And so he sits on his branch and hops and looks and makes people who watch him happy.


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Dec. 13th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
Love it!
Dec. 13th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Dec. 14th, 2011 12:30 am (UTC)
aww, how sweet! redbirds are silly, there is is one that thinks anyone who stays in my parents' guest house needs to be UP UP UP at sunrise, and will peck on the window till they're up and about. silly silly bird!

i'm glad you and the bird are both happy!
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