Golden and Winged ~ Backyard Beauties

Tanager on Feeder by Rosa Blue
Tanager on Feeder, a photo by Rosa Blue on Flickr.

The lovely female Summer Tanager.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. Dear Michelle,

    About three years ago, you completed a survey that I conducted about health blogs. I greatly appreciate your help with that project. I am working on a follow-up study and writing to see if you would be willing to participate. The survey takes about 20-25 minutes to complete and you may receive a small gift card for your time. If you are willing to participate, additional details about the project and the survey are available at the following webpage:

    https://arizonacsbs.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5t0mAEk1Bq7guOh

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Best Regards,

    Steve

    Steve Rains, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Communication
    University of Arizona

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    • Hello Dr. Rains,

      Thanks for the follow up note. I wondered about the study. I will be happy to participate as soon as I can, which will be within the next couple of days.

      Sincerely,
      Michelle.

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  2. Beautiful little bird, I so love your wildlife Michelle, I hope you got my email and photo… Love to you and thinking of your. Big Hugs.. xox Sue xx

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    • Hi Sue!

      I did get it and then my computer went down, but this morning it is up again.

      I loved the photo so much, that I saved it to my desktop! (I had a vision of your sweet granddaughter sharing with people about how to use plants for medicine. Of course, she was older in my vision).

      Thank you my dear friend, and I’m going to write you today. I’ll read my notifications today also.

      Love to you too, and thank you for thinking of me Sue. Your friendship and love sure comes through the wire and I am entirely grateful!

      With big hugs and lots of Love,
      Michelle.

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  3. So glad to see you post this…and hear a tiny bit from one of your blogs again, Michelle. Hope to hear from you again soon, as soon as you feel up to it. Take good care of yourself. I really mean it. Love to you and yours. Pam

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    • How nice to see your comment Pam and thank you for your kind wishes. I also hope to write/blog more soon. I’ve been thinking of you, as well as that train! I looked at the inside (a virtual tour) and what a great space it would be for travel. Maybe we will talk soon. You take good care too okay. Love to you, Michelle and family.

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      • Posted by Dalton, Thomas T Civ USAF AFMC 429 SCMS/GUMACA on July 10, 2013 at 8:18 AM

        Michelle, I have experienced so much over the past few years, trying to decide how to live with chronic pain. All of a person’s life, relationships with both family and friends. from getting out of bed to getting through each day, all while trying to be as upbeat as possible. What a ride we all face. What a shame that there is no set of instructions on how to do it all well. I very much admire your approach, much better than mine I think. There is so much that happens on a daily basis that you have no one in your life that you can speak with about them.

        Best regards, Tom

        //Signed// Thanks Thomas T. Dalton, GS-12, DAF Unit Chief, Material Integrity 429 SCMS/GUMACA-HILL DSN 586-0915, Comm 801-586-0915

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        • Hello Tom! Thank you for your note.

          Yes, living with ongoing pain and fatigue, or other symptoms is for sure quite a “ride we all face.” I always think there are many things I could be doing to get better, but then the day-to-day responsibilities or worse, a sick day, get in the way of taking too many steps forward.

          I’m not sure about my approach. I guess I’ve learned some things about acceptance and what I can’t change, but I probably tend to isolate too much. I could probably live with nature if I didn’t have worldly obligations and of course, a family that I love and appreciate, but I feel lately that I have in me the potential to be a hermit!

          I have hopes of volunteering this week in Horticulture Therapy, but a nap would be so much easier, lol. We’ll see which I choose. I haven’t been involved in growing plants at the gardens this year, and I miss the benefits. Nurturing a garden is so good for my spirit and mood.

          Thank you again for leaving your thoughts and kind words with me today! I hope you are having a peaceful day, or night perhaps?

          Take good care and do stay in touch.
          Affectionately, Michelle.

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  4. Posted by Tom on July 9, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Michelle, how are you these days? I am delighted for you, that you have embraced such a beautiful distraction. I havent yet found my “Birds” yet, though I hope to. enjoy Michelle Tom

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    • Hi Tom! Thanks for stopping to comment on my “Birds.” I have indeed found an outlet for myself and right in my own backyard too! They are not like people though, I admit, so I still wish I had neighbors or more people around to talk with, but for now, it is me and the birds. I did see butterflies today and yesterday, finally. We’ve had floods and rains to the point that everyone has dragonflies. They are pretty, but as you know, they do sometimes kill the butterflies. So, I’ll be glad to get out of my woods and hopefully take a vacation this year. I hope you are doing alright. I am fair, I guess. Pain and fatigue seems to be sticking around for me. I hope too you find your “Birds” so that you may have something of your own that you can enjoy. Please do share if you feel like it okay.

      Take good care, and hope to chat again soon!
      Affectionately,
      Michelle.

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  5. Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on July 8, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    so pretty….looks like she is trying to make up her mind about something
    Take Care…
    )0(

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    • Yes, she is lovely and for sure, is always cautious about where she perches. She never stays in one spot for long.

      Thanks for stopping by LadyBlueRose 🙂

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      • Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on July 9, 2013 at 12:44 AM

        hmmm maybe she was looking for her route to escape?
        You are very Welcome…
        I watch the birds out my window…time is no where to be found when I do that LOls..
        Take Care…!

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        • I imagine so, LBR. She sure took a long time deciding on whether or not she liked my yard. The male came often, but she would only show up briefly. Now she stays a while, relatively speaking.

          I sure know what you speak of about time when it comes to watching the birds. I guess it is time well ‘lost’ 🙂

          Have a good night,
          ((hugs)) Michelle.

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          • Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words on July 9, 2013 at 1:08 AM

            and Good Night to you Michelle..
            what a wonderful note to end the day on…
            Thank you….you smile is shining through cyberspace LOls
            hugs to you too…
            maryrose

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            • Your welcome maryrose. (I didn’t realize I was smiling ’til you said it)! Now, I fall asleep with a smile and images of golden wings…

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