Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Early Morning Visitors

Outside my office window hangs a cerulean blue glass birdfeeder with a metal umbrella top. In the early morning, before it gets too hot, I like to open the window so I can hear the windchimes in the trees and watch the birds as they flutter on and off the blue feeder eating their breakfast. For the past couple of weeks I’ve had the delight of receiving frequent visits from a family of bluebirds. Usually rather elusive around here, we’ve had more than our fair share of these lovely little fellows this past winter and spring, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen the youngsters. They have the same bright blue wings as the adults, but with spotted backs, very pretty. The most striking thing about them however, is not their appearance but their sound. They are really quite noisy, like kids on a playground. There are three of them and they flop on the feeder next to a much more docile parent, and proceed to chatter and banter away. Then they rather awkwardly fly down to the birdbath and have a splashing good time. They stayed there yesterday for the longest while, with Mum and Dad watching from a nearby branch almost as though they were sitiing on a lounge chair with a beach book and iced tea, peeking over their sunglasses at the kids in the pool. It’s such a treat to share my everyday life with the wild creatures that are, thankfully, still around outside from time to time. And of course, to share it also with the tamer ones asleep at my feet.


  1. What a lovely blog you are creating! I shall be back for more!

    I live in the American South also ~ Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Hello and hugs to Edward - what a beauty!

    Continue blogging - I'm going to enjoy yours tremendously!


  2. Hello from Canada! I am a big artist lover and a big dog lover. You have a lovely blog. I can't wait to see more of your talent!

  3. Thank you for visiting Thatchwick cottage and I did enjoy your blog and the very royal Edward. How good God was to give him to you. His story touched my heart. Now I also live alone with my two labradors (my husband of 31 years years passed away five years ago) and they are the most amazing friends. We have always had labs named after various knights of the Round Table - so Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram the Pict extend greetings to Prince Edward. HAve a lovely day! Eleanor

  4. What a pretty faerie and her steed!
    I enjoyed your post!


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