I see that there is a “Thursday’s Lingering Look at Windows” challenge going on, so today I thought I would post the view from my bedroom window. It’s such a lovely day here. The sea and sky are a beautiful blue, and those ships look rather grand.
I was thinking about what I see through my windows, and was reminded of a couple of years ago when at dinner time, looking out of the window, my attention was often drawn to a cute courting couple on our neighbours’ TV aerial. Every evening they were there, sometimes they were standing close together, and occasionally, they would sit one each end, as though they’d had a fall out. One evening, I noticed that there was only one bird, and that she seemed to be looking all around in a state of extreme agitation.
After quite a while she flew away, but a couple of minutes later she returned, closely followed by her boyfriend, who fluttered around her, trying to make up. She was however having none of it. She was obviously upset at being stood up, and wanted her boyfriend to suffer a bit,
He was banished to the other end of the aerial. Doesn’t he look remorseful? That sure taught him not to be late for a date.
They didn’t turn up for a few days, and then one grey evening, they returned, and I was so relieved to see that they were at least back on speaking terms. I’m not a matchmaker, but I do take an interest. 🙂
Windows are such interesting things to look out of, aren’t they? We take our clear glass windows for granted, but there was a time when only the very wealthy could afford to have such a luxury. I was reading about how window glass was developed and how dark people’s homes were before it became an affordable commodity. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/quick-history-windowsretrospect-165008
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What an amusing post. So even birds have lovers’ quarrels. Someone must have been offended by an insensitive tweet. 🙂
Bwahaha Such a witty comment, Imelda. 😆
You have a great view AND lovely birdie neighbours, cool on both counts.I love the story going on between the birds… aww… (and the link to the history of windows was fascinating too) Great post!!!
Thanks so much. Yes, I guess I pretty much take that view for granted most days. Glad you enjoyed my little love story. 🙂
I am glad to see the couple got back together again eventually 🙂
Yes, what a relief it was. 😀
Oh I’m glad they made up. Interesting to see the dynamics–not so different from us 🙂
Me too, TBM. Yes, I’m sure we’ve all been there. 🙂
And they lived happily ever after….
There are so many narratives that are within our reach – just outside our window.. Thank you for sharing this precious story…
I do like to think so, Rebecca. 🙂
I think my look outof your window might be more than lingering there AD .. fascinating all those ships passsig by . I love those HUGE container ships all loaded up with goodness knows what !
Yes, I often wonder what in those ships, and about the crew waiting impatiently to get into port so they can have some shore time and a bit of Durban night life. 🙂
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You are so funny, coming up with a story for your little bird friends. Nice job, ad.
Thanks, Gemma. Glad you enjoyed my little tale. 🙂 xx
great view from your bedroom window…you are most fortunate!
Thanks, Heather. Yes, I am very lucky. 🙂
Wonderful scene out the window!
Absolutely, and not a gator in sight. 🙂
Sorry to hear that Sylvia. 😛 😀
What a charming response to the theme.
Thanks, Gunta. Sometimes I think I’m a little odd, but that’s me. 😀
I suspect that bit of mutual oddness helps us understand each other. 😀
I love those love birds! What a cute story (and such a beautiful view from your window!) 😀
Thanks so much, Dianne. 🙂
A lovely view for sure AD and I am also glad the two “lovebirds” made up. Thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*
You’re so welcome, Sonel. Glad the story had a happy ending. 🙂 xx
You tell such good stories 🙂
Hehehe 😀 Thanks, Gilly.
Nothing wrong with playing a little hard to get
We’ve all done it, haven’t we? 🙂
Cute story over the birds 😀
Glad you like it, Chris. 🙂
I loved your little story of the love birds. Very well suited to the photos and challenge.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much, Francine. 🙂
Your view of the ocean is lovely, and how lovely that the birds seemed to make up with each other. 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Glad you enjoyed the love story. 🙂
Thank you so much. 🙂
They look like starlings of some sort… and there is definitely a marriage problem there… nice to witness it out your window though… love the ships… I can spend hours sitting looking at them, and here you can see them out the window…
I suppose you’re right about the starlings, bulldog. You’re far more knowledgeable than I on such matters. 🙂
Loved the cute little couple 🙂 I also loved the article about the history of glass and windows….Fascinating!!!!
Thanks so much, Suzanne. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Food for reflection, Ad! And I do like a happy ending. 🙂
Thanks, Jo. We can all learn something from the birds…..and the bees. 😀
The key word is “lingering”. Often, a look from our window is a quick,cursory look. Lingering and curiosity enabled you to write a love story about the birds. Yes, you’re a matchmaker. 🙂
Thanks, Lynne. I hadn’t thought of that, but you’re so right. 🙂
Wonderful view of the water … which seems to be a busy place!
Thanks, Frank. Yes, it’s where the ships stack up whilst waiting to get into Durban Harbour. Sometimes the same ships are there for days on end. 🙂
Now that would be boring.
I love this theme…you did a great job and what a view.
Thanks so much, Laurie. Glad you enjoyed this post. 🙂
Great view you have. Lovely story about love on a TV aerial.
Thanks so much, Ray. 🙂
What a lovely post and a lovely challenge. Thanks for the link ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. You’re welcome. Hope you start doing the windows challenge. It’s fun. Hugs and have a great weekend. 🙂
Now that’s a view one could get used to in a hurry 😉
Yes, it is rather nice,68, but after a while you don’t see it any more, unless you really stop to think about it. 😕