Yes it is true, I have two conflicting passions.
I love birds, I could watch them all day. I am not sure why, yet when I am writing, I use the birds as an excuse to stop and have a cup of tea, they liven up my mornings. When I capture a moment on camera such as these two beautiful images, I am the excited nerdy bird watcher.
They dance on the barbed wire, flutter above the tall grass, free to roam the skies. As a child I imagined I could fly with them. As I grow older I choose to appreciate the smaller gifts in life, like a beautiful autumn Easter Sunday when the birds came to visit.
I snap as many photo’s as I can, knowing it is always a short speedy visit. They sense something in the air, before I see the danger hiding in the grass.
Yes it is true my other passion is our three cats.
PADDY and a visitor
and BOO the shy one.
I love my cats, their sense of curiosity and their funny antics chasing the wind or anything that moves, preferably a mouse. Cats make great companions and my children love to have a sleeping cat at the end of their beds to keep them company at night.
Yet I feel a great responsibility to nature. Anyone who owns a cat knows how cunning a hunter these cute furry friends are. We keep them inside most nights. They have bells but are very good at losing them. We are vigilant as a family to put them inside when the birds arrive in the mornings. How can I love both, it is hard, yet I do the best I can.
Do you have any conflicting passions?