Monday, March 22, 2010

Listening to the Sounds

Starbucks was open! I stood in line, listening to the sounds of people chattering, espresso brewing, birds chirping. Birds chirping? It sounded a little out of place while in a hotel lobby. I have to give credit though to hotels. In order to beautify the environment, real trees get planted. The sounds of nature are played on a track. Water rushes through fountains and gurgling streams to relax you while away from home.

I picked up my latte and saw a movement to my right. It was small. It was gray. It was moving. What are you inferring? It was an actual bird! The chirping I had heard was not a cd track. It was a real live bird. In fact, I saw two. As I tried to take their photo with my camera, they, like Scaredy Squirrel, flew away to the safety of their tree one floor above.

I guess in an effort to beautify the lobby, nature came to help take care of its own.

7 comments:

Blink said...

It makes me want to look for the nest! It is spring... baby birds must be coming!

caroline524 said...

I appreciate the effort hotels go through to make you feel more comfortable. I was registering at a hotel in Florida, and to my surprise in the middle of the lobby was a lake with two resident swans. What a treat.

Bonnie K said...

I love your morning surprise. Nice!
bonnie

Anonymous said...

Which reading conference did you attend?

Letterpress said...

I used to love going to the Hyatt Regency near my home and watch the birds swoop and dive. I imagine they try to control the number in that hotel somehow, but it's fun when one or two escape and populate the balconies. The other surprise I had was two birds in the Frankfurt airport--sitting up in the ceiling above the rafters--a much shorted distance from my head!

fun post--
Elizabeth
http://peninkpaper.blogspot.com/

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