By the Sea
In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. ~ Rolf Edberg
Ahh, your little friend. <3
I haven’t seen him this summer, Joanne, because beach access has been restricted due to COVID-19. I miss him terribly.
I see how you recognize him Barbara. Does he have a name? This little fellow has struck a regal pose for you notwithstanding that fluffy feather on his beak.
I have struggled for years to think of a name for him and somehow nothing seems to fit. Since a lot of my ancestors were sea captains I’ve thought of Captain So-and-So, but not sure…
I name the critters that I see on a regular basis, but only if they have a characteristic that sets them apart from others of their kind. Parker the Squirrel and his mate Penelope regularly run over to see me when I arrive or depart the Park. They were the first wild animals I named. I had some squirrels at the house that I fed on a regular basis, along with some Jays and Cardinals, but a Cooper’s Hawk came along and set his sights on my five “house squirrels” I miss them as they were friendly and begged constantly and often were fodder for blog posts. You could name him “Shortly” which does not disparage him for his foot abnormality, but merely acknowledges he has one leg shorter than the other. A regal-sounding seafarer’s name would be nice too. Because the Park where I walk the most miles is relatively small (two miles consisting of two, one-mile walking loops), I often see the same little critters along the trail.
Maybe I should just call him The Captain. I’m liking that this morning. 🙂 I love the way you name the critters who make regular appearances in your life. ♡
The Captain sounds like an excellent name to honor all the seafarers in your life. I almost thought of the name “Salty” too. I started naming the critters for fun and then discovered the fellow blogger/wildlife photographer who names the eagles that he encounters. he has lived in Tofino, B.C. for over 30 years and has known some of the eagles that long. They are in pairs and each have their own territory and come to greet him when he’s in his boat – he knows them by their territories and each has a name. He has a pair of ravens he has named too as well as an Anna’s Hummingbird. And then there are the bears and their cubs –
the ones he can identify all have names.
This cast of characters appear in his blog. 🙂
What is the name of his blog? (Maybe I can find it…)
I think I will go with The Captain and find all his pictures in old posts and add The Captain as a category. 🙂
ah – an angel-? 🙂
🙂 An angel or one of my ancestors for sure…
So reassuring to see a friend after a long absence.
Oh dear, Melissa, sorry, I guess that’s a problem with silent Sunday ~ I should have explained that I haven’t seen my gull friend this summer and was missing him, so I dug up an old picture to let the universe know I was missing him. I hope he’s okay, but I’m starting to think I may never see him again.
Oh, that is sad news. I’m sorry to heat it.
Thank you, Melissa. Maybe next summer…
I needed this! Makes me want to go outside (gorgeous today) and just stand on my front porch – tree pose – and feel the breeze in my feathers, ur, hair. xo
It is beautiful today! We’re taking advantage of the low humidity and doing some painting. Yoga outside sounds amazing – I will have to try it sometime. Hope you got a chance to get out there and I hope your guy continues to heal with each passing day. ♡
I admire that you can recognize a single animal so clearly. The only ones we’ve been able to distinguish completely is a couple of our chipmunks.
He was easy to spot with his mangled leg. But what surprised me is how friendly he is and how he recognizes me and comes to me. Are your chipmunks behaving themselves lately, and staying out of the house? 🙂
Yes, we are feeding them on the compost bin away from the house. It’s working for all of us!
Lovely photo – It nicely illustrates a Slient Sunday.
Thank you, Sheryl. I’ve been looking at old photos lately, strolling down memory lane…
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