#ShareYourDay: #TankaTuesday

I’m spending the day dog sitting for our son from another mother, Dustin, while he attends his grandmother’s funeral. Dustin actually wrote a poem for his grandmother. πŸ’œ It’s a chilly Michigan day at the Grand River. Here’s a double cinquain to memorialize my #MichiganLife:

winter
birds congregate
around the bird feeder
woodpeckers, chickadees, blue jays
big feed
until
squirrel invades
seeds scatters to the winds
an avian banquet cut short
mad birds

Β© Colleen M. Chesebro

Here’s a new photo of my great granddaughter: Oakley Mae. I’m so thankful for the miracles of modern medicine. πŸ’

66 thoughts on “#ShareYourDay: #TankaTuesday

  1. Just look at that precious wee one! Bairns are a blessing. I LOVE the squirrel/bird world picture. My sister sometimes stands by to make sure the squirrels and birds do not disturb each other’s food sources. Since she is the one who pays for the food and distributes said bounty, she feels completely comfortable laying down the law! (lol)

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. Oakley is going to be a tall girl, I think. I love visiting Dustin’s place on the river. There is so much wildlife. I live in the city, so it’s a great escape into nature.

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    1. They are wicked little creatures, aren’t they? I guess everyone has to eat. Dustin secured a metal plate on a pole for a feeder. It works great for the birds, but makes it easy for the squirrels to raid the seeds. It’s a constant battle. LOL!

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    1. Thank you. Oakley is doing so well. The squirrels… LOL! The birds were so mad, and rightly so. I laughed at the dogs, who eventually chased the squirrel away. The birds were back at the seed in no time. LOL! Such is life at the river.

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    1. Oakley is doing so well. I’m just so thankful. While I was at the river yesterday, the winds kicked up. We’ve had rain and gusts over 45mph since yesterday. It’s cold too! Brrr… πŸ₯Ά

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  2. Oakley Mae is absolutely precious. She’s such a little cutie-pie.
    I’m so thankful for the medical advancements.
    Wonderful pictures and poem. πŸ’œ

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  3. What a beautiful great-granddaughter you have, Colleen! I see you had sun yesterday! Enjoy it because I’m sure our winter white-out is coming your way. We’ve already got 8 inches since midnight. Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks Terri. Later that afternoon the winds howled and the skies opened up. We were 50 degrees yesterday, today we’re 30! Snow flurries and more wind. Thanks a lot for sending it our way. LOL! πŸ₯Ά

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  4. She is adorable Colleen, glad she is doing OK now. You are in a pretty place, the river is wonderful.
    I was following you here, but not sure why it was showing unfollowing, well I clicked follow again. This a WordPress mystery! πŸ™‚

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  5. Lovely poem and beautiful photos which truly capture your day. Well your great granddaughter looks amazing after her shaky start. I wish you and all your family a very Happy Christmas πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  6. I’ve animal sat… or cared for some of my youngest pets – He’s got closer relatives now so we don’t get called so often.

    I’ve actually got a couple of feeders the squirrels can’t get to. So I feed the squrrels seperatedly… they are fun to watch.

    So glad Oakley is doing well. Looks like she got to go home or visit?
    (((Hugs)))

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