There’s a bird bath in our garden just outside the dining room window.
Many birds pause there to get a drink.
But the other day I caught a glimpse of
a flash of blue and a lot of splattering water. I realized it was a Lazuli Bunting taking advantage of the bath to get rid of some travel dirt.
These little birds look like pieces of sky on a brilliant day.
For a week or so in the middle of May we see them as they take a break on their migration north.
By the time I got my camera Mr. Bunting had moved from the bath to some brush where he could take a shower in the sprinkler.
It sort of reminded me of the Seven Dwarves when they decided to wash up for Snow white.
Now scrub good an' hard
It can't be denied
That he'll look mighty cute
As soon as he's dried
Well it's good for the soul
And it's good for the hide
To go blud-dle-ud-dle-ud-dle
And then he was gone.