Observation in Grand Rapids, Michigan Parking Lot

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Real Estate Agent with Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner

We are so busy and distracted in our lives, we often walk right by things that

 are interesting or novel.  It just takes a moment to notice and  it can

certainly change your outlook and maybe.... make you smile. 

 We were in a store shopping for kitchen hardware for a new listing the other day.

  It was a cold, windy day and we were backing out of our parking spot, when we

noticed two little ones that had found a warm, safe place to sit for a few moments.

 big red SUV 

 This close up below shows them much better. 

2 little sparrows sitting on a SUV tire

 Were the tires warm?

Are they looking for food ? 

We don't know the answers but it gave us a little different perspective on the day. 

We were inside a nice warm car with a nice warm lunch we had just finished.  These two little

sparrows were happy to find a temporary shelter hoping to glean a crumb or two from

people coming and going in the  parking lot. The natural world is just a glance away.

Are you looking??

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Kathy Clulow
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Terry - Nature is never very far away ... we just have to take the time to see all that is offered.

Oct 20, 2009 04:11 PM #1
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Terry, we see things like this quite often, usually when it gets colder so I am thinking that the tires are warm or something to that effect.

Oct 20, 2009 05:36 PM #2
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Jenny Kotulak
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I guess they were just watching the world go by from their little resting spot. 

Oct 20, 2009 05:57 PM #3
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Margaret Woda
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Great photo.  Surely this would make this a perfect entry in some photo contest somewhere.

Oct 21, 2009 12:20 AM #4
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Having turned into an avid birder, I am a bit ashamed that for much of my adult life, I never really noticed birds. They all looked like sparrows or were brown to me. Now I see them everywhere I go, and a huge variety of birds. Sometimes we need to tune out the world and look at it from a different perspective. Nature, it's all around us if only we would look.

Great post, Terry!

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Oct 21, 2009 02:13 AM #5
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Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Very nice story and post thanks for sharing,  we should all try to see things differently a mind like a parachute only works when it's open...

Oct 21, 2009 03:39 AM #6
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Debi Boucher
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Hi Terry - I would have missed them if not for the close up! Very cool!

Debi

Oct 21, 2009 05:29 AM #7
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Kathy: we do get busy and miss some of what is happening right next to us.

Oct 21, 2009 06:42 AM #8
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Tony and Darcy: That's what I thought the tires were warm and it was a nice protected place. What goes on in a birds brain?

Oct 21, 2009 06:44 AM #9
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Jenny: we were too and if I had not looked closely they would have been missed.

Oct 21, 2009 06:45 AM #10
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Margaret: I wonder how many opportunities we have every day to take photos like this and miss them?

Oct 21, 2009 06:46 AM #11
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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Elizabeth: We have snow and winter months coming. We feed the birds and have them close to our windows all winter long. I guess we do take them for granted.

Oct 21, 2009 06:48 AM #12
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Caron: Good to have it working once in a while.

Oct 21, 2009 06:49 AM #13
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Debi: We almost missed them but we thought it was a cute photo.

Oct 21, 2009 06:50 AM #14
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