Monday, March 26, 2012

A bird in paradise.

I was looking through my pictures for some inspiration and I stumbled upon this picture.  A few years back I went down to Florida to celebrate my grandfathers 90th birthday, and it was decided that I would be staying at his house instead of spending a lot of money on a hotel.  As a child I spent a week every year in that that house.   I remember those times with fondness, even if I was usually sunburned beyond belief every time. I remember playing in the sunroom and the exotic asian furniture they had as well.  Now I was many years older, and far less burnt, and I was back at the same house.  My grandmother had since passed away, and my grandfather was celebrating another year.

As we sat together on the screen in patio talking about whatever came up an beautiful white egret came up to the house.  The bird was snowy in color and the eyes are so vivid you are just felt drawn into them.  As the bird approached the house my grandfather started to tell me about how they come to get a treat from him, and they will actually eat from his hand because they trust him.  He then offered to show me.  The result is this amazing picture that will be with me for a long time.  It's a side of this man that many have never seen and I will cherish that moment in time for a long time.

Opa, you rock.



Ted said...

You made my day/night. I'll make sure he sees your blog this weekend.

Malikont said...

I thought you might like this one.