Wednesday, January 6, 2010
December 5 – National Bird Day
I was discussing this with my sister and decided that ducks don’t seem like birds, I am aware that they fly and have feathers and everything, but ducks just sort of seem like they should be in their own category.
Jared and I have a few bird friends out here in Seattle. We have: Barry the Bald Eagle – who sits by the 520 bridge, Bob the Blue Heron – who hangs out at the dog park and sometimes visits our church, and Doris & Dewy the ducks who live by our church as well. We say “Hi” to them every time we see them. (We have a picture of Barry somewhere, but I can't find it! - He is quite handsome!)
I really enjoy penguins as well. One of my life goals is to ride an ostrich! - Did you know that you can stand on their eggs and they won’t break…it’s true! OOO and I LOVE seeing birds nose-dive into the water, when they are flying and then just go straight in…it’s GREAT! Along those same lines, I think it is hilarious when the ducks/swans/etc put their heads under water and their booty’s stick up in the air…LOVE IT.
Overall birds bring me great joy - always looking so free and happy. However, I must say that I am TERRIFIED of being pooped on. I think this stems from when I was little a seagull pooped on me and my teddy on the beach – traumatizing. One time one pooped on Jared while he was talking on the phone to me...that was funny.