Saturday

Sunshine Sits on a Branch

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
~Harold B. Melchart

I hope you all are enjoying the climb to the mountain :) I know I am!


37 comments:

Patricia said...

Thank you for a precious piece of sunshine and inspiring thoughts. Wonderful capture! Patricia (Trisketta)

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

I have a book of "winning quotations" that is very positive, too. I love it... Love this chubby yellow bird. So cute!

June said...

Very cold and wet here too...we're in the 40s with lows nearing 20. Sure do wish I had brought down more winter gear! I've been watching Floyd weather...yikes! Might have to rethink living there year round :-)

Mandy said...

Love your picture! I enjoy seeing goldfinches, bluejays and especially cardinals during the winter. They add a bit of color to an otherwise dull-looking outdoors!

chubskulit said...

lovely bird!

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Steve Borichevsky said...

Hi Kerri, Just getting caught up. I'm loving the A. Goldfinch for sure!

Carletta said...

How come my shots through the window aren't this lovely? :)
I love your quote today!
Carletta’s Captures.

Country Girl said...

Very nice through-the-glass photo there! I'd never have known. Keep warm, friend.

imac said...

Beautiful colours on a white winters day.

Manang Kim said...

I like birding I wish I could see like this one very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

CC:Squirrels

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous shot of the Goldfinch!

Happyone :-) said...

Beautiful picture and yes, I'm enjoying the climb. Great words.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love the little Goldfinch,he lights up the darkest day.The quote is excellent,something I need to be aware of daily.Thanks for helping me to enjoy EACH moment.
Blessings,Ruth

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Beautiful shot of the goldfinch.

rinelle said...

Nice Catch! Mine is up!

DanaJKalman said...

Good blog~nice to meet u..................................................................

ADRIAN said...

Very sharp shot Kerri

Jayne said...

I went out to top off some of my feeders yesterday morning, and was out no more than 10 minutes or so. By then, my fingers were burning with the cold... I could not feel them at all. Man, but it's been cold. All my photos are though the window too Kerri. Love the sweet Goldfinch and the wonderful quote.

Me and my puppies said...

lovely capture

Donald said...

Lovely picture. A little piece of peace and sunshine on a cold winter day. I love you quote too. Regarding the climb up the mountain, you may enjoy "Musings on d" on my blog. I would be honored if you took the time to pay me a visit. I love being in touch with other bloggers!
www.bluamaryllis.wordpress.com
Thank you!
Maryse (using hubby's Google account)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Kerri, I found your lovely blog via Twitter. Your photos are just amazing! I could "bird watch" your blog all day long! :) Theresa

imac said...

Ev1 has snowblues, great shot.

Espresso said...

Nice shot! lovely bird :D

Hilary said...

Lovely post, Kerri. That's quite a fine quote. Your Goldfinch definitely has more colour on him than ours do around here this time of year. They'll be bright yellow in summer but until then, they're mostly brownish with hints of yellow on their bodies and a mostly yellow cap. Nice to see one in all its summer colours despite the cold.

Patrina said...

....If we stumble and tumble to the meadow below, the views are spetacular even then. Whether looking up at the summit or across the grassy meadow, keep the goal in sight and you'll never lose your way.

Circumstance has a way of forcing us to see the path with a differnt set of eyes, different perspectives from differnt vantage points. But we should not allow circumstance to rob us of the joy that the journey bestowes.

Thanks, Kerri, for your talented camera views and words of wisdom. I love this little yellow bird. What a blessing to see a yellow bird outside your window. I rarely see yellow birds here in AR.

I love seeing yellow as it reminds me of Spring. Also, Yellow in my dream lanquage represents, family; gift; honor; and God's Glory.

Thanks for sharing this gift of God's Glory in this tiny bird.

~ Patrina <')>><

Rick said...

Its been a while my friend..Sorry it took me so long to find my way back..Glad I did..Love the pictures!!

R├║ben Neves said...

That is what I call a nature and wildlife feeling... Just the mood and the composition to make me almost there! Really enjoyed...

Marvin said...

Beautiful shot of the Goldfinch. The deep freeze we've been in for the past two weeks is finally starting to thaw.

I really like the idea of climbing slowly. It just two words it conveys the concept of movement/progress and taking the time to enjoy/appreciate where you currently are. Thanks so much for sharing that quote.

Shammickite said...

It makes you wonder how such tiny creatures can survive the bitter cold.

Chris said...

Wow -23°C, that's definitely rather cold!!! Thank you very much to warm us up! I think we all need that!

Kahshe Cottager said...

These little pieces of feathered gold never fail to cheer me. They seem to be staying with us this winter so we make sure to have the feeders well stocked. Beautiful photo!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The goldfinch looks a bit puffed out, trying to keep warm. Very nice photo and I LOVE the Melchart quotation.

The Early Birder said...

Super composition Kerri. A colourful chap to brighten our winter days. FAB.

Misty Dawn said...

I think Goldfinches are so pretty!

Last week was really cold and windy for us too. It's starting to warm up a bit now though.

Love the quotes!

MedaM said...

You are an artist in taking birds' photos. Lovely bird indeed and your photos is excellent as always.

Carole M. said...

I love yellow birds; this one is sooo beautiful; great photograph

Patrina's Pencil said...

Karri...

I just wrote a post sharing how your last comment from Carole M served to encourage me... on the last day of 2012...

you can read it here...if you are interested.

http://www.psalm45-1.com/2013/01/awakened-from-my-stupor.html

strange that 3 years after your posting...she leaves a comment that ultimately ends up in my inbox...

just wanted to stop by and thank you for your presence in blog-villa.

blessings for the new year

Patrina <")>><

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