Birds fly. So does the time.

In my last post, I lamented about how time outdoors was sparse for me these days. I was not really sure if I would get another post in before this upcoming weekend. But then Hannibal, who writes a blog called Hannibal's Animals, tagged me with the latest nature blog meme. I was not familiar with her blog, so I took a few minutes to read, check out her pictures (I like the owl!) and add her to my list of blogs to watch.

Anyhow, back to this meme thing. This is actually my first ever invite to a meme. When I recognized the magnitude of this event, I pondered for a moment whether I would, some years from now, fondly think back to my first ever meme. I wonder if all future memes will be measured against this meme, and be judged lacking.

Or maybe this is some blogger's idea of self-realization. Start a meme and watch with glee as it ripples across the blogosphere. Nah...that would be the cynical side of me coming out.

Of course, if you really have no clue what a meme is, or what a blogosphere looks like, then this is all probably a bit confusing, and highly boring to you. If you fall into this category, then you can click those last two links and read about each of them, or just quickly scroll down and look at the pretty picture of the Black Skimmer :-)

Here are the rules for this particular meme:
1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to this original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

My six word memoir is the title of this post. Perhaps it is just a bit boring, but I felt like it captured my mood at the moment: not enough time to watch the birds do what they do. The picture below was one I took many moons ago at Chincoteague NWR. It is one of the few photos where I managed to get a decent photo of a flying bird, which seems to fit my memoir.

Update: I tagged these other blogs: Nature At My Doorstep, Arkansas Birding, Confessions of a Backdoor Biologist, the Northwest Nature Nut, and The Flying Mullet. Hopefully they will rejoice at the wonderful meme goodness I have shared with them. Why did I pick these five? I liked their photos, or the word mullet, or the pictures. Just sort of random. And remember...I am powerless against the meme. Do not taunt the meme. :-)

Black Skimmer


Owlman said...

Awesome photo, nice meme

NW Nature Nut said...

Nice of you to tag me, but I am not much of a writer. You might have noticed I post more photos than words. I think I will have to decline. Sorry. But it was a nice chance to check out your blog!

Hannibal said...

I LOVED your meme and commentary! Great photo too! Thanks for taking on the challenge! And thanks for the kind words and link to my blog. Oh, just 1 more thing, Hannibal is of the female gender, although the name seems to prove otherwise.

April said...

I enjoyed reading your post. This is the time to be outdoors, for sure! Beautiful photography, too. Amazing reflection in the water.

Thanks for tagging me for the 6 word memoir, but I've already been tagged, and have finally just posted it in my 'Welcome Spring' post. :)

Penelope said...

Just stumbled upon your blog today and loved this photo. Very nice indeed.