This was the post I was going to make the other day. I had taken these pictures the day my friend died and I had planned to post them the day I found out about her death. So instead I'm dedicating these pictures to her. I know they would have brought her great joy. Her love of all animals was evident in her houseful of pets and her frequent trips to the humane society. She loved to garden and her favourite colour was green.
Over the past week I had been watching a pair of sparrows who decided to make a nest in the little cedar tree in front of my deck. Everyday I would peek in on them and I watched as the eggs hatched into tiny birds. I would sit on my deck and listen to the tiny birds cheep as their parents brought them food. On Thursday I heard a cheeping that just wouldn't stop from a different tree. On looking closer I realized that one of the baby birds had left the nest and was perched on a limb of this tree unsure of what to do next. After several visits from mom he left the tree and flew over to the grass. With a last chirp and a little pose for my camera, he flew away to start his own life.
Namaste, my dear friend you will be missed very much.