Thursday, January 29, 2009

Morning Glories

I love where I live. If ever I am having a less-than-happy morning, all I have to do is stop long enough to look around, take in my surroundings, and my spirits are lifted and my heart soars.

I can see the horses waiting at the gate for breakfast, the squirrel who races daily back and forth across the yard, the moose who spent the night at the edge of the lawn, and the new-fallen snow giving everything a clean bright look, as welcomed as a soft blanket thrown over your lap. Its a yard full of blessings to behold.

As I was thinking about all of this, this morning, I remembered another small blessing. My bird-feeder. I love it. I used to positively ignore it, and it was only my soft-hearted husband who cared to nurture and watch our birds. I guess I was too busy to stop and see.

But now I truly love it. The sense of movement, of color, of LIFE...just outside my window. Its amazing and wonderful.

I captured just a bit of it to share with you. These are male Pine Grosbeaks, each trying to establish his own authority on the feeder. Their colors are RED and VIVID, and simply lovely! I wish you could sit here in my dining room with me, have a cup of Chai tea, and enjoy watching snowy morning glories.


Michele said...

I love bird-watching! We don't have pine grosbeaks around here, but they look like pretty large birds. Are they as obnoxious as blue jays?

Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

You have just inspired me to go get some bird seed. My daughter made a little bird house last spring that we put up, but the birds haven't been interested. So this weekend I'm going to go get a feeder and attach it. Well, make my husband attach it ; )

Denise K. said...

Oh how cool are those?!? Geri, I think you need to open a bed and breakfast so we can all experience a glimpse into Alaskan life!!! I LOVE it!!!

Thanks for the great tips on the frog dissection for Kyle too! I am going to look into it!

Also, you are SO talented...showing Dandelion in your first dog show...teaching American Sign Language...homeschooling...raising animals, raising kids, and more and more...

I want to grow up and be just like you!!! :-)

Mandi said...

What pretty birds! And I loved this blog post...very inspiring!