Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Oh Baby!

So innocent, defenceless, dependent,
And goshdarn CUTE!

They need their parents for EVERYTHING!

So, you do what you can:
Feed them, protect them, teach them, love them;
You give them everything you've got.

And when that's not enough,
Run for your life!
'Cause that baby's way too hungry!

Oh, Baby!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Catch It While You Can

Dangling in the moment between two seasons.
Throw the net out, catch that last bit of Summer.

Fall is upon us,
Darker days are on their way.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Idyllic Pause

Forget the day's push and shove

Come walk with me awhile

Let your mind wander free

It's time for you to smile

The magic of a flower

Has the power

To set you free

Remember that, next time,
you're busy as a bee

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Blue Romance

My handsome blue Romeo returned today.

Making all kinds of cute faces at me.

Staring lovingly into the camera.

Flashing his elegant blue cape.

Posing provocatively.

I'll admit it.
I have a bird-watching crush on him...

And he knows it!

I promise there will be new non-bluejay photos tomorrow :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Sibling Rivalry

Such a beautiful day.

I find myself at the peanut feeder -ALONE!

can't believe my good fortune.

 I hear that voice...

I recognize it instantly.
It's shrill and annoying and has followed me since birth.

My brother has arrived.

He's not there two minutes before he says something rude to me, something about sharing.

"Sharing's for the birds," I answer, "just not for THIS bird!"

Before long the two of us are hurling insults at each other.

Tempers rise, feathers start to fly...

And then it ends the way it always ends...
I win :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bring it!

Wherever you go,
no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Seize the Day

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature,

Is that all of us tend to put off living.

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden,

Just over the horizon,

Instead of enjoying the roses
that are blooming
outside our windows today.

~ Dale Carnegie ~

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ever have one of those days?

You know, when it's cold and rainy
and you just want to stay inside and read a good book?

But, sometimes you have to get out and do what you have to do,
regardless of the weather.

Like feed your child.
What a great Dad!

The rain brought out a lot of other birds in search of seeds.

The little ones, like these goldfinch, tug at my heart even on a sunny day because they are so small and cheerful.  Seeing them being buffeted by the wind and blasted by the rain makes me want to rush out and protect them.

I think I'll go refill their seeds :)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Let it Rain

Let the rain kiss you.

Let the rain beat you on the head with silver liquid drops.

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

~ Langston Hughes ~


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