SOLC Day 5: It’s Not My Fault!

March 2023 SOLC–Day 5
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It’s not my fault.

Really, it isn’t!

How can I possibly be expected to work when I’m besieged by temptations? They all joined forces. I swear it was like a conspiracy!

The windows started it. All innocent-like.

“Just take a peek,” they suggested, flashing some light my way.

So I did.

Then the birds got in on the act. Even from inside I could hear them singing up a storm. Some of them perched nearby, looking forlornly at me through the window, or staring intently at their snow-topped platform feeders.

“Tweet, tweet,” began to sound a lot like “Feed me!”

Being the generous type, and prone to guilt (cause, you know, I’m also a mom), I stepped outside to fill the feeders.

But before I could do that, I had to shovel the path, and when I went to get the shovel, I made the mistake of looking in the back yard. Sun seized the opportunity and got in on the act.

“Check it out!” she said, casting light and shadows with wild abandon. I tried not to look, really I did! But she wouldn’t let up!

“Look at what I can do with the trees!”

“Did you see the deer tracks in the driveway?”

“Look I made a portal!”

(Geez, you can tell that she didn’t get out to play yesterday!)

I hope you understand that I had to take some time to admire her work, right? I mean, I didn’t want to be rude.

Now it’s an hour or so later, and I still haven’t started my work.

But, you see, don’t you, that it’s really not my fault? Could you resist? And they all ganged up on me!

So, it’s not my fault.


I think I’m going to go work in the closet.

17 thoughts on “SOLC Day 5: It’s Not My Fault!

  1. Thelifeofamomteacherandwife says:

    This was beautiful! So impossible to resist and definitely all their fault. I’m so glad you took the time to enjoy it all. Moments like that are meant to be noticed.

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  2. Saba T. says:

    I’m 100% on your side. It was definitely not your fault! 😀 Thank you for the amazing pictures!

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  3. lynnedorfman says:

    Just loved the creativity in this piece with the voices of the window, the birds, the sun. Just thoroughly enjoyed it and the wonderful photos. Laughed at your thought about going into a closet to avoid distractions and get your work done. Delightful, playful Slice! Thank you!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks so much, Lynne. I really do have to avoid the family room sometimes because my attention gets pulled by the view out the window over and over again! Just after I posted this today, bluebirds appeared! I mean, who can resist them?


  4. Beautiful photos and your words grab us and take us on your journey.

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  5. aggiekesler says:

    What a playful slice! I loved the personification…and the photos were a great touch! 🙂

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  6. kd0602 says:

    Those darn windows–they are always starting something! Selfishly, I hope you keep getting distracted and keep posting your beautiful photos (and fun writing).

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  7. Robert Ferris says:

    One of your best yet. Wonderful!!! Bob

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  8. margaretsmn says:

    You captured in a humorous way how I felt about our canoe trip yesterday. How could I say no? Love your snow drama, I mean… pictures.

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