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˜€