Have a Purpose

January 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Red-breasted NuthatchHave a PurposeHave a Purpose

 

Do you think this little Red-breasted Nuthatch has a purpose in mind? Of course you do! 

 

The stance and steely-eyed concentration gives it away. Possibly I'm anthropomorphizing. But maybe that's also the way humans most readily relate to the Animal Kingdom. 

 

What was his or her purpose at this moment?

 

It was to get a drink of water. From a single droplet that had formed from snowmelt, on the bottom edge of a Bluebird box, just inches away. 

 

Ahh... that ice cold water tastes soooo good!

 

Lot's of things have purposes. The Aspen tree the Nuthatch is on has been dead for several years, and I've been meaning to replace it with a new one. But even a dead tree has a purpose. The birds don't seem to care that it's dead. Some birds like Woodpeckers may even prefer it at times. So the tree stays. 

 

What's my purpose? What's yours? 

 

I was fortunate the bird landed in a spot with such an uncluttered background, total overcast sky.

 

"Have a Purpose" is available in the Birds gallery. 

 

Wishing you the "Peace of Light". 

 

Thomas Cakalic 


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