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Monday, March 16, 2015

Inspired by . . . Life thru My Lens 12:52


I don’t know about you, but I sit at a desk most of the day. My “work” is done in front of a computer screen. Almost every day, without fail, as the hands on the clock dance toward the number three, my body goes in - to - slowwww mottttiooon. I need a boost. {Or a siesta, but that is usually not a option} My boost is usually a cuppa - tea of coffee depending.

Some days though, I forgo the cuppa and step outside.

This day there is a sweet song coming from the cedar tree in the front yard. The air is pungent with pine, and I take a deep breath and listen. My next thought is sharing this special moment with you, so I slip back inside for my camera. Songbirds in trees are a bit like needles in haystacks. The only saving grace is when they move, but this one flies before I can spot him.

The Phoebe laughs and poses for a picture. He’s not shy.




There’s that sweet song again.  Now he’s in the big oak tree. I grin - chasing songbirds might be nearly as fun as chasing butterflies.

As I cross the yard a different song comes to my ear.

The little wren is proudly telling the world he’s found his mate - - and a nesting place.




Under the big oak I strain to spot the silhouette of a bird against a bright spring sky. My gaze drifts above the limbs to the wild blue. Two tiny silhouettes soar just below the clouds. They soar because they can, and I feel my spirit soar up to meet them.

Back on earth, the songbird flies again, but not far. This time his movement aids my sight and I spot him amongst the dying leaves.

Can you see him?



Suddenly a mockingbird swoops into a nearby tree, sounding an alarm. I look behind me and see that I have a shadow. Not the best bird watching companion.




Time to head back inside. The Phoebe leads the way, calling me home.

There is one more blessing to behold before my adventure ends . . . a familiar sound, and there! by the feeders!






I just love the little whiskers on his chin, don’t you?

I hope you’ve been as blessed as I was by this little adventure.

What have you seen through your lens this week?






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  1. Wunderful, your little birds. I could hear them singing. Thank you for sharing.
    Greetings Elisabeth

  2. What a truly beautiful post! How lovely that you can step outside and be rejuvenated by all the beauty nature has placed nearby. Nature is such a solace in this troubled, hectic world! Lovely photos, and such a peaceful, sweet narrative. And thank you for your kind comments also on my post! God bless you today!

  3. Thank you for taking us with you on your outdoor adventures. It always takes me to a place of peacefulness. Always lovely. God bless you. xoxo

  4. I do not miss the days of working behind a desk. Had a nice, big office, but no windows. Not fun at all. Nice little beauties you found on your break outdoors. It's funny how small the wren is, but how loud his song. The cat does look like he's up to no good. The mockingbird is right to sound the alarm. lol Hope you have a great week ahead. :)

  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed my songbirds, Elisabeth! Thank you for visiting!

  6. Hi, Gail! Actually, Kitty is quite harmless. She has a condition called Cerebellar hypoplasia similar to cerebral palsy in humans. Some people call them wobble cats, lol. Anyway, she can't move quickly enough to be any danger to birds or anything else really. She was dumped on our property about a year and a half ago, and I didn't have the heart to put her to sleep. I had previously re-homed my other kitty, Aslan, because he was killing birds. I love cats and I know it's a natural instinct, but I just couldn't handle it :)

    I hope you're doing well - have a blessed week, my friend!

  7. You're always most welcome on these adventures, sweet Beth! I hope you're having a blessed week - can't wait to hear what you're up to... ;)

  8. Wow - what a colourful little bird, we don't have them quite that colour here. i bet they weren't keen on the seeing that puss either. #lifethruthelens

  9. It's funny the cardinal is used so frequently in art, pictures, cards, etc. Especially winter/Christmas scenes that I forget not everyone is blessed to see them at their feeders. I never tire of spotting a flash of red - thrills me every time! Have a blessed week, Stephanie!

  10. Thanks, Elizabeth, it was a fun day :)

  11. Amazing photos...yes, I see the hidden beauty also. And love the companion bird watcher....they're part of our world too. Fantastic images, and wonderful narration this week. Thanks for linking up.


  12. Thanks for this little tour around your yard. Your pictures are beautiful.

  13. Me too, Dina! I never tire of seeing them. Nice to see you here :)


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