How Blue Can You Be?


Some people have reasons to feel “blue” and others feel “blue” for no reason at all. Today let me share a “blue” that just looking at may change the way you see and feel “blue”. Happy Saturday.

Splendid fairy wren

 

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A New Song


Did you know that singing is good for the soul? Singing also relieves stress, exercises the lungs, and decreases depression. All this is my own opinion, but it works for me. And take this little guy…can’t you just hear him? (Of course, he could just be waiting to be fed but I prefer to believe that he is singing a new song).

Different Can Be Beautiful


Today I discovered this rare and beautiful bird on Pinterest. This yellow cardinal was seen on an Alabama bird feeder and said to be one in a million.

We should not always expect the ordinary when the extraordinary can be within our range of vision. Have an extraordinary day.

Can a Leopard Share Its Spots?


One of my granddaughters loves anything leopard print so whenever I see something that even resembles this pattern I immediately think of her. While lunching with a friend yesterday a woman wearing a dress made in this print walked by our table. I jokingly said to my friend, “You hold her down and I’ll take the dress.” My granddaughter would have loved it for sure. However, we were content to tell the lady how much we admired her outfit.

Needless to say when this photo came my way I had to post it in the hopes that it will catch my granddaughter’s eye. But, it does pose the question, can a ┬áleopard share its spots? And what would you call this guy…a leopbird?

Leopard and feathers images - Google Search

Reminders


Seeing this little black capped chickadee being quiet among the blossoms reminds me to also take time out to be still and quiet.

We all need reminders in the ordinariness of life to take time out to reflect on our purpose for being here, our connectedness to each other, our need for compassion and tolerance, and most of all our desire for all things good and our need to combat all things that are not good.

Reminders are important because without them we tend to forget that we are our brothers’ keepers…and our sisters, daughters, sons, parents, grandparents, spouses, neighbors, countrymen and humanity in general.

So, like this little black capped chickadee, let us sit among the blossoms and let it be a reminder to breathe in the scent of life as we would have it be.

Jen O'Donnell's photo.

Bring On That Smile


There are lessons in living everywhere we look.

When I opened my curtains yesterday morning, two little bunnies were chasing each other around the yard at speeds I didn’t think rabbits could reach. It made me smile my face off and laugh out loud.

At lunch time I tossed a few crumbs of croissant into the yard and before the crumbs completely left my hand, a chickadee was devouring one. That also made me smile.

And then this came my way on the Internet. Happy Saturday.