Thursday, March 22, 2007

Great Opportunities

iandthebirdlogoolive For great reading and a wonderful display of relationships between birds and humans, check out Journey Through Grace. Jayne did an outstanding job hosting I and the Bird #45.
She also celebrated her 45th birthday! I am honored to see one of my posts exhibited in her wonderful display. Thank you, Jayne, for your time and talent.


Writing about work at the office again was not on my agenda but I need to make an exception today. Several of us at the office are working long hours and are under a lot of pressure and stress. There are many, though, who are working on easy street which offered me a grand and glorious opportunity that I could not pass up!


This is what my desk looks like. A mess, determined by whatever happens lately. I do know where everything is, most of the time. As I flew out of my office on an urgent work-related errand, I stopped dead in my tracks. Holding back a roar of laughter, I tiptoed into my office and grabbed my friend (the camera). I am so cynical sometimes. What did I see?


A dreaming fly catcher, right across the hallway. Oblivious to the world around him.

The people who accompany me in this sea of stress gathered around to see the view on the camera. The resulting belly-splitting laughter was the best stress reliever we could receive. Tears streamed down our faces and we were exhausted after that much needed release. The gentleman I photographed is one who has nothing to do on the job, apparently no work on his desk, but he was gracious and actually reveled in his popularity.

A good day. I am so tired...


There has been little time for my walks or photographing birds lately and this is the only photo I have to offer. Taken in low light this evening - a mockingbird ready to dive into the suet.



LauraHinNJ said...

Gosh, I hope that's not your boss!


Susan Gets Native said...

I hope it's not the dude who sends out the paychecks!

Unknown said...

Academia. Gotta take the good with the bad. Sheesh!

entoto said...

Snore, snooze, was he drooling?

Jayne said...

Thanks for the shout out Mary! :c)
Don't you just love the Diet Lipton Green Tea??? I take one to work every day. Funny, funny shot of your co-worker... glad he saw the humor in it all!

Mary said...

Hi all, he is not the boss :o) He's been tucked away on our campus for a few years before retirement. We need to find something for him to do...

Jayne, I take one to work every day, too. Love them!

dmmgmfm said...

OMG Mary, that is the funniest work picture EVER! You have made my day!

Anonymous said...

Mary, I am to see someone else carries their camera with them all the time. You just never know what you are going to see!
The mockingbirds should be arriving here soon. We lost the last of our snow today, and the grass is green. Hope it stays that way.

Cathy said...

Oh Lordy! I gotta show this to my hubby. You are a hoot, Mary!