Splash Like Nobody’s Watching

You’ve heard the expression “Dance like nobody’s watching,” right?  Well, this little White-throated Sparrow seemed to take the sentiment to heart, only in his case, it was “Splash like nobody’s watching!”


He would flap his wings with gusto, spraying water every which way, and then sit and soak for awhile, his back bedazzled with glimmering droplets.



At one point he became a total blur of brown.   I promise he’s in there somewhere!


He gave the impression that he was in no particular hurry; that he didn’t have a worry in the world.  Maybe he knows that God takes care of the birds of the air – which makes him a faster learner than me.

As I sat and watched him I found myself smiling and envying him a bit.  Oh, to live with such abandon!

In case you were wondering what this little bird looks like in a less drenched state, I’ll close with two pictures of a second sparrow of the same species that was displaying his more refined side.



About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to Splash Like Nobody’s Watching

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so precious! Precious and priceless 🙂 ❤
    TGIF 😀 😀

    • kathydoremus says:

      You would have loved watching this little fellow! If you are ever in the United States, you can come hang out in my backyard and take bird pictures. 🙂

      • Oh, that would be grand 😀
        I’d love to show you some of the nice zoos here, especially the one with the tiger cubs (and the safari park with the lion cubs) 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

  2. avian101 says:

    Beautiful captures Kathy! 🙂

  3. How funny! Very nice photos.

  4. kathydoremus says:

    Yes…he was either comical in an inspiring sort of way, or inspiring in a comical sort of way. 🙂

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Great water action!

  6. Such a treasure! Oh to live so freely and fly above our troubles. 🙂

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