In my blogging collaboration with my wife Dallis, usually what happens is that I write something and pass it along to her to see if she has photos to accompany my writing. She has a lot of photos, and the natural world and its creatures are among her favorite subjects.
With this post, the process is reversed. Dallis gave me a photo of some birds camped out at the fountain in our backyard, and my job was to write something.
But I need your help. What do you think? Option A, B, or C? Cast your vote in the comment section below! You might even say why.
Note: In the imaginary conversations below, little bird’s words are in italics!
“Isn’t water just the greatest?”
“It sure is! It’s so refreshing! It’s the most wonderful thing in the whole wide world! I’m so happy the inside people installed this outside bath just for us.”
(Cue James Brown singing, “I Feel Good!”)
“You know what I find amazing?”
“They can make a sky that goes on forever and ever, with hundreds of thousands of trees and branches for perching, but they can’t make a decent size bird pool! Simply amazing!”
“You see, little one, this is how the world works – bigger is better, might makes right, survival of the strongest, all that!”
“But this fountain is big enough for both of us.”
“No it isn’t. I like to spread out and move around. I like to marvel at the magnificence of myself! And I can’t do that with you hanging around. So, go find your own fountain.”
“BEAT IT … NOW!”
I choose A. Not sure why-maybe because it is positive and they are happy and grateful.
Alison Ferrari said:
I vote B because it made laugh and its good to laugh.
Lori Kenward said:
I feel good, na na na na na na na! You know that I would now, na na na na na na na!
A….the greatful are much happier 🙂
Laurie Buchanan said:
Great post! All of the options are good, so with that in mind…
…my vote is that you rotate — somewhat like a revolving door. One week it’s option A, the next weeks it’s B, the third week it’s C, and then you circle back around and start with option A again.
James Brown, hands down. Like your collaboration!
Then there’s Option D, which is how I interpreted the whole scene as I watched it appear before my very eyes, but I’m sorry; I can’t get the italics to work, so Option D is going to have to remain a secret!
mark lloyd richardson said:
I’m hearing a lot of love for James Brown here. Sorry we don’t get a chance to hear Option D, which comes at the conversation from a whole different angle, so I’m told!
I liked you B it was creative and outside the box, yet A is refreshing, simple, with a whole lotta soul for the ending!
Large bird (perhaps starling): “ooh, i’m thirsty, glug, glug, glug”
small bird (?): “You know, I just bathed in that.”
Kana Tyler said:
I was going to mark C as “most LIKELY” (if not most likable, LOL)… with seven kids, I know just what’s likely to be going down between the BigBrother (I mean bird) and the little one… Which makes me enjoy this “D” suggestion all the more heartily! 😉
Robyn Lee said:
This is precious!