Goldfinch in the Wreath

A cloudy day is no match 
for a sunny disposition.
 — William Arthur Ward 

 An American Goldfinch makes a pretty wreath decoration - and
as you can see, the bird feeder wreaths are still working well.


Buried Treasure

“I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” 
 ― Paulo Coelho

This little guy had just dug up his "treasure" to munch on as I was walking through the park.


Tufted Titmouse

Remember well, and bear in mind, 
a constant friend is hard to find.
 - Laura Ingalls Wilder 

One Sunday I had a most amazing experience.
These little guys along with the White Breasted Nuthatches 
were so friendly...  I had them eating from my hand
A wonderful memory I will treasure!



Watchfulness is experiencing a sudden glimpse of something without any qualifications - just the sudden glimpse itself. 
 ~  Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


Treasure Them

If life has those moments — ecstasies of health, youth and peace... — treasure them. 
~ Byron Caldwell Smith

Red-bellied Woodpecker 


Spring Fever

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
 ― Mark Twain


Bluebirds - Triple Play

Of all the various out-door recreations I have tried, when it comes to genuine, exciting sport, give me hunting with a camera.... 
- Roger Tory Peterson 

How fortunate I was to find THREE Bluebirds perching in the same tree. I had never seen more than two bluebirds at one this was
just one more of those things I counted as an
amazingness in Nature :) 


Downy Feathers

The little things? The little moments? 
 They aren't little.
- John Zabat-Zinn 

A Male Downy Woodpecker poses in the pines off of my deck.
I am so IN LOVE with the birds that visit.
They bring me such happiness!


Withdraw from the cares

Every person needs to take one day away...... Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.
 ― Maya Angelou 


Roots of Kindness

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions,
and the roots spring up and make new trees.
The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
~Amelia Earhart

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