Two Birds And Bawp…
To be honest I was not in the best of moods today… it was 12 years ago today that my grandpa died. Doesn’t seem like it’s been 12 years. That seems like such a long time ago and it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since I have seen him.
I know I have told you about him before. I couldn’t say grandpa… I said Baw Baw and so was his name till I was about 15 or 16 and then I called him Bawp.
As I sat today looking through things he had kept as treasures I found the many cards I had given him over the years for birthday’s, father’s day, Christmas and so on. He kept them all! He also kept anything I would give him. He had pockets full of small colourful rocks I would fine and give him. When he died he had some of them so long they looked polished from just being in his pocket for years! Unfortunately I don’t have any of them but as is life I have the memory of them and that’s just as good!
My grandpa worked at the Ft. Worth Stock Yards. He was a cattle dealer. He had his own commission company and did well. I can remember he would take me there when I was very little… He would take me everywhere! Hold me up and carry me like I was a prize! And was always happy to be called Baw Baw even in public! :~)
He loved animals and I'm sure that’s where my love for animals comes from… he was never cross with me and always told me I could do anything I wanted to do no matter what! He would encourage me to try things and when I would make mistakes he would tell me to just keep trying!
I loved him so very very much! And I so wish that right at this moment he was here sitting beside of me!
But he isn’t…
Well he isn’t in person anyway! I know he is here with me in his spirit. :~) and always is with me!
Two for today…
First when I got home from the shopping. I came around to the back of the house and turned the corner with bags in hand and perched on the back step was a little Song Thrush! He just sat there looking at me! It’s really been a bird week! I left him to get a few other things out of the car and when I got back he was still there not on the step but beside of it and still looking at me bags in hand. By the time I got the camera out and realized it was set on “movie” I managed to get a small movie clip of him before the neighbour’s dog barked and away he went! But no photo. I did a print screen so I could have a shot of him. Small and blocky but I don’t mind!
Anyway as I sat this evening taking the shot I put up on Flickr I started to cry looking at Bawp’s photo and thinking of his old hands touching the cards I was looking at… I was thinking he had touched them and he had treasured them just as I do now. As I looked up tears in eyes I saw a funny little thing moving at the end of the garden… not a usual colour for a bird but it looked like a bird. So I watched through tears… thinking of how Bawp love to feed the birds! He would feed them dog food when we ran out of bird seed and we went through bird seed like there was no tomorrow! But he loved to see them pecking away in the drive way where he would go out with a small coffee can filled with some sort of food.
As I sat looking out the window at I started to realize my little visitors were from someone I knew well! Like a card sent but in bird form!
I have never seen one of these birds before but they are called Great Northern Bullfinch’s. They are not rare or anything like that I just haven’t seen one till today!
I love you and I miss you!
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