Saturday

Autumn Goldfinch

To be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars;
to be satisfied with your possessions, but not contented with yourself
until you have made the best of them;
to despise nothing in the world except falsehood and meanness,
and to fear nothing except cowardice;
to be governed by your admirations rather than by your disgusts;
to covet nothing that is your neighbor's except
his kindness of heart and gentleness of manners;
to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends,
and every day of Christ;
and to spend as much time as you can, with body and with spirit,
in God's out-of-doors --
these are the little guideposts on the footpath to peace.

~Henry Van Dyke
 

33 comments:

PERBS said...

Great catch! Beautiful bird.

Cher said...

you never fail to wow me, Kerri. thank you for sharing this awesome bird shot and the wonderful words of a great author. happy weekend!

Karen said...

You are amazing!! Yet another perfect photo and wonderful words!!

eileeninmd said...

How sweet, the Goldfinches are so pretty and you captured it beautifully.

Ruth said...

The composition and color scheme in this photo are terrific, soothing, so satisfying. Great job.

imac said...

You always give pleasure when I visit, what a wonderful photo.

Thanks for your visits and kind comments Kerri.

Jayne said...

What a lovely poem with your photo Kerri. :c)

Salitype said...

the picture is so vivid, i can almost touch that beautiful bird..if it moves i won't be surprised!...lol!

lovely photo and words of wisdom to live by...thank you for both!

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Country Girl said...

Exquisite photograph, Kerri. I love this one as well as the accompanying words. Very nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am always amazed at you photos,each one is just so lovely.The verse for today is excellent.Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,Ruth

Chris said...

Hi Kerri,
Thanks for passing by my blog. I could then discover yours, which I will definitively visit regularly. You have beautiful pictures of birds there and of other things too!

Chie Wilks said...

a great photo and a great message....

Hilary said...

Your photos are so amazing not only for the beauty of the bird, but for the surrounding colours and backgrounds. They never fail to make sigh.

lisaschaos said...

He looks ready for the winter. :) Nice catch!

MedaM said...

Amazing photographer and stunning photo and wonderful words!

John Roberts said...

Perfect composition and framing!

Laurie said...

Oh this is another beautiful bird shot.

i beati said...

a vision indeed

Kahshe Cottager said...

Aren't these little ones like drops of golden sunshine? Lovely photo!

Sean said...

That is an absoloutely incredible photograph. The colours and composition are spot on! This WOWED me today!!!!

Tom said...

A beautiful bird displayed to perfection... the words are a great addition to this post... you really do have your own unique way of blogging.... I always leave here better for my visit.
Tom

Appalachian Lady said...

Great photo and composition. I like the words too.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Very nice subtle colors in this one. I like them this time of year. Not so garish.

Mary said...

***sigh*** absolutely beautiful -- image and words both!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful photo, Kerri. I love the quote. Such a good reminder of how set our focus.

Shammickite said...

His colour co-ordination with the fall foliage is absolutely perfect. Clever bird!

Larry D said...

Super photo Kerri!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice shot, Kerri! I hope you find lots of time to be outdoors with your camera today!

Steve B said...

I love this style of photography. This is a wonderful image.

Isoniahtar said...

Oooh, somebody really knows how to pose! I do love how birds act when they notice they're being admired :-D

Mary said...

That Goldfinch is beautiful. Actually, your PHOTO is more beautiful than the Goldfinch.

Holly said...

What an adorable little bird! I love the composition of this shot. Wonderful words, too!

cindyzlogic said...

Absolutely beautiful photography and the poem is wonderful :-)
Have a Happy New Year!! Kerri!

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