Pass By

Cape Weaver 1

Cape Weaver 1

I think this is a female Cape Weaver, but I’m prepared to be informed otherwise!

It was pretty hard to see clearly (even after having washed the windows!) as I was sitting way back in my lounge. This is the original shot –

Cape Weaver 2

Cape Weaver 2

There is a saying that goes something like this: “If you stay in one place long enough, eventually the whole world will pass by.”

I can’t find it on google. (I know!) It could be a Chinese proverb quoted by Sun Tzu, an interpretation of Confucius, or an old Japanese saying: “If you sit by the river long enough you will see the body of your enemy float by”.

All I know is this: as I sit on my chair in the lounge, one bird after another alights on my fence. I have seen Cape White Eyes, Mossies, Cape Robins, Bulbuls, Pigeons, Olive Thrushes and Fiscal Shrikes; even squirrels from time to time. And now this Cape Weaver.

So I do begin to feel that all I have to do is sit here and wait for the world to come to me. Or at least all the little animals.



35 thoughts on “Pass By

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw Thank you so much! 🙂 I know my photos aren’t that great – inability! – but I have fun anyway. And as you say – for free 🙂


  2. dizzylizzie72

    I have also heard a quote similiar to what you mentioned, but I cannot find it either. Well, we will just say you came up with a very nice quote. Nice post. I take many pictures out my windows and get many reflections and a few dirt spots. Ha Photography is a lot of fun, especially when the little creatures you capture do not even know you are around.

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  3. ulli

    What a wonderful imagination – when I sit to long in the workplace I miss the world 😉
    So the place waiting for the world must be important 🙂

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