We’ve Got Your Back


Can’t you just hear these cygnets saying, “Hey Mom, we’ve got your back.” Happy Thursday.

Taken for Granted


There is a fresh blanket of snow covering the ground and deck at the back of my house. This in itself is not surprising in winter. What’s different this morning is that there is neither bird nor squirrel in sight. Usually I wake up to squirrels chasing each other all over the place and birds flocking to the feeder. But there is not a single sign of these creatures. The snow is eerily undisturbed and the air is remarkably still. I slowly realize that I am missing what I have always taken for granted. I wonder where they are. Happy Saturday.

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Take Time Out


Here it is a weekend again. Does it feel that time is zooming by and you are wondering where it has gone? Take time out and just be still beside a quiet stream if you are lucky enough to be near one. If not, just gaze at this one until your world slows down a bit. Happy Saturday.

I’m For the Birds


Along with the red wing blackbirds, chickadees, robins, cardinals, and sparrows usually hanging out in my yard, these three newcomers paid me a visit within the last few days. It made me very happy to see the rose breasted grosbeak, a bluebird and a junco vying for a place on the feeder and even gracing my deck with a short visit. All these feathered friends add to my happiness. Happy Saturday.

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I Could Sleep in a Tree


Have you ever been so tired that you thought you could sleep anywhere, even in a tree? I know someone with insomnia who said this to me once, and when I spotted today’s picture on Pinterest it immediately caught my attention. It looks like this guy was just hanging around when he got tired and decided to have a nap. Sweet dreams.

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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.