It’s hard to live your life in color, and tell the truth in black and white. (Gregg Allman)
The Eastern Bluebird!
I don’t think nature gets better than in the beauty of the Eastern Bluebird!
The little one in the above photo showed up in my yard with four or five more of the pretty blue beauties. I reached for my Canon right away!
Differentiating between the male and female is somewhat challenging to me.
“Marvelous birds to capture in your binoculars, male Eastern Bluebirds are a brilliant royal blue on the back and head, and warm red-brown on the breast. Blue tinges in the wings and tail give the grayer females an elegant look.” (Eastern Bluebird, Identification, All About Birds – Cornell lab of Ornithology).
Once in a while, when I have the energy, I practice photographing my winged friends in flight, which is a fun challenge, but not one I’ve mastered.
Winged in Blue, at the favorite feeder.
Fatigue has been a consistent companion since I moved to town in the beginning of 2014. Taking photographs and uploading them to my computer meet my current energy limitations, but I enjoy browsing through the pictures.
I also enjoy recalling how I felt while taking a particular photograph. The Eastern Bluebird’s backyard visit was exciting. Watching them is a special time when nature is coloring my world.
Blue-Winged, Backyard Beauties!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a look at the Eastern Bluebird from my wild corner of town.
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I am a tiny yellow flower! I bloom now and again. I live in a small clay pot and have two close neighbors. They also live in clay. One is a miniature rosebush. She blooms tiny yellow flowers like me!
My other neighbor hasn’t bloomed yet. We don’t know the plant’s family origin, but it has interesting rounded leaves that offer me a bit of shade.
We are a nice little community on the west side of a plant-lover’s deck. We like our home and the clay that holds our roots together.
Our caretaker loves each of us, but I suspect she has a soft spot for me. Her mother told her that I was, “just a weed,” and suggested that she, “pull me up.” Obviously, this advice wasn’t taken and she let me grow.
Well, one day, I bloomed! Our plant-loving caretaker was so surprised that she called her mother to tell of my appearance.
“Oh, Mother!” I heard her say. “You should see how beautiful the little flower is! It’s a lovely soft yellow and only last one day!”
I was proud to be talked about in such a grand way! I started blooming more and more. I love being a flower so appreciated and enjoyed. My caretaker says I’m part of a Green Healing journey she’s on in life. That makes me very special to her.
My name is unknown to me and my plant-loving caretaker, but that doesn’t matter. I am an awesome tiny light; a soft bright spot on the west side of a lively deck!
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My favorite flower of the day.
Believe me, it was hard to choose only one photo to share with you from my visit to the gardens today! I wish I had time to share more of my journey lately, but extra time is sparse.
Today I watered the plants, which is part of my volunteer position at the Botanical Gardens. Normally my son helps me water, but he’s visiting his Grandmother for a few days.
There is so much to see when I go that I get carried away. I start taking photos and find myself still there several hours later.
People browse around and I hear oohs and ahs over a plant they’ve never seen or one they particularly love. I enjoy the people and sometimes they ask me questions. I like it when I’m able to give an answer.
The colors and garden creatures capture my attention in a way nothing else is able to these days. Life isn’t easy as I write. I may be avoiding some of it by spending hours taking photos of flowers or simply admiring the amazing size of the Cosmos and Sunflowers.
I wonder if I’m having a love affair with Nature.
Back to the flower.
Normally, Cosmos would attract butterflies, but I only saw one today. It was passionately fluttering about as if it couldn’t decide where to stop. I think the place is heaven for them.
I did see many bees. While watering the Thyme and Sage hundreds surrounded me. I stayed calm and rather enjoyed them. I’m sure they were asking me why I was bothering them on a hot afternoon when they were busy –as bees 🙂
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