An Avian Love Story!

So, Valentine’s Day is here and the world – real & virtual has turned Red…the color of Love, or so the experts would have us believe πŸ˜‰ I love LOVE, but I’m not so big on the commercial craziness that seems to pass for it these days…but Hey! I’m not the target customer am I?! I’m happily in my 40s’, happily married to the same guy for 21 years and happily not celebrated Valentine’s Day for most of those πŸ˜› So yeah – I’m comfortable and secure in the knowledge and possession of a strong, deep passion for my Man – undimmed by years of togetherness; and of solid bonds with family & friends unbroken over years of disagreements πŸ˜‰ It’s nice to be told ‘I Love You’, but it’s more important to mean it and to demonstrate it consistently. Love is not always ‘pretty’ and ‘wondrous’ and doesn’t always come neatly packaged in a ‘red heart-shaped box’ as those of us who’ve lived long enough know πŸ˜› Love, like everything else, is a matter of perspective,Β and can get tricky masquerading as it so oftenΒ does as other emotions – recognizing it can be a b*&$% πŸ˜‰

But today – No charades, I promise!! Today I present you with a wonderful Love Story that I spent over an hour watching and photographing from my living room window πŸ™‚ A little tableau that proves the truth, ‘Love is Universal!’ Who says Birds don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day?!!

Here we go!

In the beginning…he sits alone. Waiting…


She approaches. Wondering, tentative…


He’s interested!!


And makes his move πŸ™‚


Cleans his bill…he is a ‘Gentleman’ after all πŸ˜‰


And moves in for the Peck!


But every Love Story has it’s Villain – even Avian ones πŸ˜‰


Our Man (Or should I say Parrot!) however, is unafraid to defend his honor…although she seems pretty nonchalant no?!


…And stares down the intruder with panache under his fiance’s keen eye!!


The intruder doesn’t stand a chance and with him gone, our man doesn’t waste any more time in getting down to business πŸ˜‰


Ahem! Ahem! πŸ˜‰ [Such a shameless voyeur I am :P]


Sealed with a Kiss πŸ˜‰ Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw πŸ™‚


Life is Beautiful πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did πŸ˜‰

Celebrate Love People – Wherever, Whenever, However πŸ˜€

33 thoughts on “An Avian Love Story!

  1. OMG….This was something….you definitely made my day! I was just sulking that why my hubby isn’t too bothered about this day but this love story was to die for….how cute!

    1. LOL…Glad you liked it Meeta πŸ™‚ I enjoyed watching and taking pics πŸ˜‰ Don’t bother to sulk go…this is the reason why I don’t like what Valentine’s Day has become…so much pressure to do stuff! And where does it say that the guy has to do everything? What stops us girls from sending our man flowers??!!

      As for me – I know I’m well loved and I love my family, friends and spouse everyday of the year and they know it πŸ™‚ That’s ALL that matters in the end πŸ™‚

  2. Such beautiful pics! You must sell it to some Bollywood producer. Enough of us mortals.. Maybe we could have a genuine avian love story πŸ™‚ As for me had a Skype valentine day ( read 15 minutes) and an afternoon snooze cos I was all not becos of the 15 mins πŸ˜‰ think it is the heat πŸ™‚

  3. Holy Mother of God THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING BLOG POST EVER!!!! I’m really sorry for shouting but really I JUST CAN’T CONTAIN MYSELF!!! OMG!! The cuteness of it!!! I’m going to die……*swoons*

    1. Hai Hai M!!!!! Aise toh na karon!!!!! Uthon!!! Warna tota aa jayega πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

      It is rather cool na? I was just watching and clicking and then it all just fell into place rather well πŸ˜‰ And may I say…LOVE YOU FOR SHOUTING πŸ˜€

  4. Reblogged this on munira's bubble and commented:
    Harsha is my oldest blogging buddy. I didn’t do anything very interesting today, but Harsha (or H as I call her) observed something very cool outside her window. Take a look. I promise it’ll make your day! πŸ˜€

  5. Beautiful – both your story and theirs πŸ™‚ (Here from Munira’s bubble, btw)
    Happy non-commercial Valentine’s Day, from one non-celebrator to another!

  6. Thanks for this amazing picture story. Sometimes we tend to give such stories human qualities but they also stand alone as a beautiful piece of nature. You were very lucky observing it as it did unfold.

    1. Thanks for dropping by πŸ™‚ You are so right…I was very lucky to observe the tableau I did and I’m very grateful! Happy to share πŸ™‚

      Visited your blog – interesting stories πŸ™‚

  7. haha this was awesome. Best Valentines day post so far. (Y) Thumbs up. I am not much of a celebrator either although before this year i didnt really have a reason to celebrate it anyways πŸ˜› (got engaged recently). Thankfully she doesnt celebrate that day either and we have our own little ways of doing it. 21 years mashallah wow. Going good.

    1. Hey Eddie πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by…always nice to meet new bloggers! Congratulations on your Engagement πŸ™‚ Just remember to celebrate and nurture the little things and every day will be Valentine’s πŸ˜‰ I can’t believe I’ve been hitched for so long…especially when it feels like yesterday πŸ˜›

      1. Thanks! I was very lucky indeed! Photography is a serious hobby, especially birds – LOVE them. Am lucky to live on the 5th floor with the tree-tops and birds at eye-level πŸ™‚

      2. You are welcome πŸ˜‰ Luck is needed but not enough… πŸ™‚ It is a nice hobby, I agree πŸ˜‰ I live in last, 3rd floor but no trees that close … plus parrots doesn’t live here…

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