Monday, January 2, 2012

Easy Resolutions

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.  --Bertrand Russell

I have two resolutions this year.  Yes, I know I've said that I don't resolve...or at least I don't resolve beyond my standard:   
 Make new mistakes this year.    
At which I've been spectacularly successful for umpty years.

But I'm adding this for 2012:
Be open to everyday beauty.  
Last year, Ruby-throated and Black-chinned hummingbirds migrated through our Texas Hill Country in August and September.  

Then a handful of Rufous hummingbirds showed up at the end of September. And never flew out, making 2011 our hummingbirdiest year, 11 months of visitation (we also hosted a hardy Rufous for last year's frigid January). 

 Now tiny copper-colored birds sip morning nectar at the feeder while we sip coffee at the kitchen table by the window.

I'm thinking my new resolution is going to be easy to keep.
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