Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chick-a-dee-dee-dee


Chickadee, Chickadee,
There's a love 'twixt you and me;


Doff your little cap of black,
Whistle low and echo back,


Ever distant, always near,
Spirit of the morning clear,


Elfin spirit of the air,
Twitting, flitting, everywhere,


When the world is cold and gray,
Where the road's a weary way,


Every hill-top rings again,
Lifts me on with your refrain,
Chickadee, Chickadee.


From the poem: Chickadee   By: Raymond Tosteven Bond

12 comments:

  1. I love these little chickadees, especially in spring, when "the Spring asks the winter to open the door and says: give-me-key!"

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    1. That's so funny (and probably true!)

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  2. What a great series and the poem... I love it, Rosemary!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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    1. Thanks Anna, I'm wondering if you have chickadees in Holland :)

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  3. Wonderful close up shots of this bird. I love how they follow you along a winter path. Wonderful buddies to have around us.

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    1. They do feel like friends, don't they :) They move around so fast I find it hard to get a focused shot. This was a young one and he was very curious about the camera and I, so he stayed still and watched me while I photographed him.

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  4. Such lovely photos, I struggle to take pictures of the birds in my garden, they are so camera shy!

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    1. I usually have the same problem Helene, this was my lucky day for sure :)

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  5. Chickadees are such adorable little birds; great captures! Very lovely poem also!

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    1. Thank you Tammy, although I am in awe of the quality of the pictures you take :)

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  6. I have a lot of little chickadees in my garden. I once saw them gang up (mobbing) on a bigger bird to drive it away from a feeder. They're cute but tough!!

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  7. What a cute birdy))) Love it!
    Have a great Sunday, Rosemary!
    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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