a sparrow bath
I was finally getting ready to post the last of the NM trip, but then this opportunity presented itself and I couldn’t resist giving it priority. It’s just way too much fun!
Eric built this bird bath using a piece of driftwood for the post, attaching a clay dish (normally used to put under a clay planter) and then he added his whale sculpture recently created in a bronze casting class. I need to shift the whale around a bit to show it off better, but it seems we’ve created a spa especially for a white-crowned sparrow couple. It’s too hard to tell the gender apart, but here’s one of them enjoying the facilities.
This slide show (click on any picture) explains why the water seems to disappear so fast from the dish. But we are rewarded with some lovely songs!
Every word was a singing sparrow, a magic trick, a truffle for me. The words made me laugh in delight.
― Elizabeth Gilbert,