Looking Up

These photos were originally posted on Instagram.  If you want to connect, my name is BrionySkerjance and I'd love to "meet" you!

There is just something about birds... 

They have the ability to make me feel like a kid again. My imagination goes a little crazy, daydreams come and I get lost in a world where floating in the air is possible for everyone. I can literally watch them for hours and be filled with such a child like wonder. 

I'm sure it has something to do with their ability to surf the wind. The magic of flying is something, I think, every person on the planet would love to experience if they could. The closest I ever got to experiencing what the birds do, was when I went sky diving. It was incredible... the feeling of floating and being so high above everything. The wind directing you one way or another. But it was also absolutely frightening at the same time. Of course, that might be because flapping my arms up and down didn't keep me from getting closer to the ground... it just made me look silly. (I have the pictures and video to prove it.) 

After going through my Instagram, I noticed I had a lot of pictures of birds and that got me thinking about how I always use to make fun of my parents for being bird watchers. They would come home from work and pour a glass of wine or wake up on the weekends and pour a cup of coffee then head out onto the back porch with their binoculars and bird books in hand.  The older I get, the more I think I understand this. I'm not there yet, but I'm not teasing them about it anymore either.

When I think about it, I'm sure the children in my life are baffled by the things that fascinate me too... they'll get it one day.


Anonymous said...

Yes, one day we'll get you your very own binoculars with a bird book to watch the birds too!! ha ha

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

Mom and me were doing what you said this morning. We were running around to get the binoculars and the book to look up the new bird we saw.

Love You

Gerri said...

I was just teaching Noah the meaning of "birds of feather flock together"...
Beautiful photos Bri. xxO