I’ve noticed some changes in myself. Most notably since the pandemic, but it could also be due to my age. Let’s blame it on spending over a year inside of my house.
I am fascinated by birds. Particularly in bird calls.
I felt like the popular girl in school last week when I told my mom, “I have a regular cardinal that visits me now!”
I attempted to upload the video of the cardinal singing to share with you here, but it was too long. Yes, I have videos of birds singing in my yard. Actually, I have several.
I also have a birding app on my phone.
I have three.
My friend Suz wrote a post about how as we get older, we become birders. It’s part of the welcome to aging package.
You didn’t get your membership package? Oh, that’s a shame. You should really tell the lady at the front desk.
There wasn’t anyone at the front desk?
Man, they are really letting the place go.
When the birds appear in my backyard, I feel a little like Snow White. Perhaps Joy told all of them about me? Maybe my indoor houseplants spread the word? Or maybe it’s just a figment of my imagination.
Speaking of indoor plants..
That’s another obsession, infatuation or preoccupation I’ve had since reaching a certain age. Again, being on the inside for over a year probably didn’t help.
I’ve got a fever. And the only prescription is more plants.
I also have a plant app that takes a picture of plants and tells me what species they are.
Some would say I have a problem.
But all I know is that my house always smells fresh and I rarely have to light a candle, so they must be doing their job.
If you want to come to the dark side, the bird and plant side, here are some articles for plant and bird apps.
Do you love birds and plants too?