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Robin Watching

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.- Sir Arthur Conan DoyleAnother berry tossing Robin.  The highlight of my birding and photography moments this year has been to photograph the berry toss.  ...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 29, 2013

Thankful for the Berries

We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. - Dietrich BonhoefferThankful for the berries and the trees that produce those berries.  Without those trees and berries, I would...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 22, 2013

Out of Darkness Comes Light

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.  ~ Jean GiraudouxCedar Waxwing in my backyard...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 21, 2013

A Little Red Blessing

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am  to be blessed.  — Mary Oliver Male Cardinal in the trees off of my back deck.Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 13, 2013

American Robin Wing Wave

We change the world a little each day with our kindness.~ Tom Giaquinto...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 11, 2013

Down The Hatch

All of us are watchers – of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway – but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing. ~ Peter M. LeschakWhen I first saw this shot the first thing that came to mind that berry is...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 10, 2013

Mockingbird Gets In On the Berry Action

He that would have the fruit must climb the tree.~ Dr. Thomas Fuller The Mockingbird getting in on the berry action in my back yard.Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 6, 2013

Invasion Of The Berry Snatchers

Berries will always bring the birds!The Starlings have never been a nuisance in my yard and never pick the tree clean.  The Robins and Waxwings have been getting their fair share too.I am happy to have all that visit!!A guest never forgets the h...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 5, 2013

The Most Valuable Gift

~ The Gift Of Kindness ~ Sharing with Tuesday Muse White-crowned Sparrow in my yard.
by A Little Piece of Me on Oct 15, 2013

Catbirds in Love

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. ~  Robert A. HeinleinCatbird Couple Hanging Out In My Backyard  Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jul 2, 2013

Dapper Mr. Red

Just one smileImmensely increases the beauty Of the universe. ~ Sri Chinmoy Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 27, 2013

Banded House Finch

“There is an undeniable exhilaration in moment of even the smallest discovery" ― Graham Moore, The Sherlockian First time seeing a banded house finch at my feeder Seen 06-06-13 His left leg shows a green band, his right a yell...
by A Little Piece of Me on Jun 7, 2013

Bird Behavior

White-breasted Nuthatch letting the White-throated sparrow know that he is not very keen on sharing.  His wings remind me of an airplane :)  Linking with Rurality...
by A Little Piece of Me on Mar 5, 2013

Heaping Measures

If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCedar Waxwing - November 8, 2009 2009 was a good year for the berries on that tree - and berries always bring the Cedar W...
by A Little Piece of Me on Feb 7, 2013

Enchanted

Let yourself be enchanted in small ways.~ Guy Kawasaki White-throated sparrow - sheltered from a snowstorm (archive diving - image from 2009)Linking with Thursday Favorite Things...
by A Little Piece of Me on Dec 20, 2012

What December Looks Like

No - it does't look like this here.  But to me, this is what I think of when I think ofDECEMBER.This was taken on Christmas Day 2010.ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE MOSAIC ART PENDANT GIVEAWAYCongratulations to Dawn Fine!And a BIG BIG Thank you to...
by A Little Piece of Me on Dec 4, 2012

Simply Blue

Blue Jay poses outside on my deck (taken thru the sliding glass door)...life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day s...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 25, 2012

Believe You Can

A positive attitude is the KEY!Linking with Wordless Wednesday - Create with Joy...
by A Little Piece of Me on Nov 7, 2012

Yellow-rumped Warbler Series

What a SWEET Face! Surrounded by Berries You can see why it's called a Yellow-rumped WarblerA Lucky Flight Shot!Live your life as a curious student and you will discover how fascinating it is. ― Elena Ornig Linking with Wild Bird Wed...
by A Little Piece of Me on Oct 31, 2012

Cedar Waxwings

 I think their feathers are Amazing!Alone you can go faster, but together we can go further.~ African ProverbCedar Waxwings in my backyard - 10-26-12 Linking with Camera Critters ...
by A Little Piece of Me on Oct 27, 2012


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