Deb recently posted that she is not a fan of birds. Well, I had to laugh. If the only birds around here were pigeons and grackles I might feel much the same way. Thankfully we have a much better diversity in the species pool around here. Occasionally I even get treated to a brief glimpse of a hummingbird on my back deck. But they are here and gone so quickly I've never been able to get a photograph.
A trip last week to Longwood Gardens is my case in point.
So here's my quote for Friday:
Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke