Nuthatch Love

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, 

drink the wild air." 

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

The ARTSY Version - HERE 



Tufted Titmouse Love

Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer. 
- Marcia Wieder

Prints and More Available - HERE 



Celebrating the Carolina Chickadee

Throw your hands up in the air 
and celebrate life.
- Steven Tyler

I liked this image so much I made it available as multiple items in my
"Chickadee Love" shop - HERE 

and available as prints and more


Observing As I Go

So be sure when you step, 
Step with care and great tact. 
And remember that life's 
A Great Balancing Act. 
And will you succeed? 
Yes! You will, indeed! 
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) 
Kid, you'll move mountains. 
 ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!


Patterns in Nature

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
 ― William Wordsworth

Icy patterns found during a hike.

Print Available - HERE 


Today and Every Day

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often 
and not just once a year.
~ Norman Wesley Brooks

Male Cardinal with his feathers blowing in the wind.


Round and Plump

When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world. 
~ Harold Kushner

Female Cardinal puffed up for warmth

Prints, Greeting Cards and More
Available - HERE 


Bird Chatter Required

Male Cardinal in the Pines 

In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. 
 ― Lao Tzu 

More Bird Chatter.... Less Mind Chatter

Available for purchase - HERE 


Watching and Waiting

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. 
Where there is hatred, let me sow love, 
Where there is injury, pardon; 
Where there is doubt, faith; 
Where there is despair, hope; 
Where there is darkness, light; 
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
 to be understood as to understand,
 to be loved, as to love.
― St. Francis of Assisi


Lady In The Snow

Female Cardinal As The Snow Falls 

Print Available - HERE 

Seldom can the heart be lonely, 
If it seek a lonelier still; 
Self-forgetting, seeking only
 Emptier cups of love to fill.
- Frances R. Havergal


Dark-Eyed Junco On a Snowy Branch

Our simple acts of kindness, and our good thoughts and intentions, can and will transform the world, one moment at a time, and one person at a time.
 That is the goal. That is the practice. 
- Duane Hewitt



A Thrill of Pleasure

White-breasted Nuthatch 

The birds around me hopped and played, 
 Their thoughts I cannot measure: 
- But the least motion which they made 
 It seemed a thrill of pleasure. 
~ William Wordsworth


Cardinal On Ice

Found this Male Cardinal perched on the icy branches.

Christmas gift suggestions: 
 To your enemy, forgiveness. 
 To an opponent, tolerance. 
 To a friend, your heart. 
 To a customer, service. 
 To all, charity. 
 To every child, a good example. 
 To yourself, respect. 
 ~ Oren Arnold

An Icy Embrace

Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.  
- John Boswell

The branches and leaves
wrapped snuggly
an icy embrace 


Icy Robin

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. 
 ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

This Robin had some ice accumulating on his tail!  


In The Tree With A Treat

Tufted Titmouse in the backyard tree with a nut in his beak

.....only in the winter, in the country, 
can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. 
~ Ruth Stout


A Spot of Red On His Head

Male Downy Woodpecker at the Suet Feeder

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. 
The great opportunity is where you are.
 ― John Burroughs


Mother Nature In Her Festive Dress

It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.
 - Agnes M. Pharo

I thought this tree draped in berries looked quite lovely....
like it was wearing a Red Dress :)

Behind The Blur

I believe this to be a Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it - keep going, keep going come what may.
 ― Vincent van Gogh

The Artsy Version is - HERE 


A Black and White Bow For My Wreath

White-crowned Sparrow 

A Black and White Bow for My Feeder Wreath.
More info on how I made my 
Bird Feeder Wreath - HERE 

   Remember this, very little is needed to make a happy life.
Marcus Aurelius


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