Old Birdbath

Found this while going through old files. Unfortunately the birdbath is long gone.

There was just something about it that made me happy. Possibly the dragonflies.

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  1. Me too; I do have a birdbath and have a great time watching at times! I get so many birds that frequent it at once so I at times have a fresh waterline attached with a nice trickle of water to keep it supplied otherwise they splish splash it all out! Those birds know how to have a good time!

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  2. Location and predator concerns are always a main factor in allowing or not such convenient opportunities for any wildlife! I at times have had to pull back or stop because some animals become easier targets for their hungry enemies. The best habitat to attract some beautiful birds or even butterflies is any type of botanical garden that looks great and brings some special visitors in but less frequent, so there’s no routine schedule; and such a garden won’t attract those rats. But there are always factors to consider!

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      1. That’s the right idea actually Pam! Shoot for some synergistic balance and harmony in your own backyard nature microcosm! Loads of pleasure when it’s in place to just observe that happening! Beautiful things God created and how they coexist to maintain a balance and longevity!

        I know this is getting very philosophical but I think Albert Einstein was saying the same thing, but from a much deeper and more sophisticated perspective or level than I am; but still the same bottom line!

        Einstein on Self and the Mystical
        “A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
        Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”
        -Albert Einstein, 1954

        “The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.”
        -Albert Einstein – “The Merging of Spirit and Science”

        This man the father of physics had said a few great one liners but two that stand out are these. He referred to God as the “Old One.” He speaking to other physicists was known to have said during a discussion about the Big Bang Theory in which one scientist said that with enough random events occurring in this pre-millisecond before it happened eureka the right combination occurred; Einstein just plainly said; “God doesn’t roll dice.”

        I actually compiled this collection of thoughts back on Sunday, May 03, 2009. I save so many things, you should see my garage!

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        1. I think of Einstein as a genius, a physicist, but not a philosopher! Seems he was all that and probably more. 😉 Love the quotes, thank you!!

          My husband saves everything too; there’s so much stuff in our garage I can barely get through to the garage door. Could be a guy thing. 😉

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