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Evening Grosbeak

While out in the woods today, I fell. I was alone, it was bitterly cold today, there was enough wind to make it cutting if you were not dressed properly, that could be what kept others away, but this morning I had the area to myself. Today I was not far from the parking lot, still it reminded me that I should have had my whistle with me. For some reason this season I have not had a whistle with me, which is something I have always done when out hunting for pictures, especially when in the woods or back country roads on my own. I met Mark when I got to the Mer Bleue trail and asked him if he had a whistle, and no he did not. We chatted on the importance of having a whistle with us… he reminded me to blog about it.. As a wild life/nature photographer he is often way off in the woods on his own, he will pass it on in his blog as well.

Not only wild life, nature photographers go off on their own, I’m sure hikers, and outdoor enthusiasts do also. A whistle is inexpensive and mighty handy if you fall or find yourself “lost” /”confused” in the woods, or anywhere actually. You blow on that whistle, if there is anyone around, they will hear it. I checked on my way home, with both Dollar Tree and Dollarama, neither to my surprise had or sold whistles. I fortunately have several since we always had them with us when we went out, when driving the back roads and exploring off the beaten track. It might be something you would like to consider. For women navigating dark city streets after hours, this is also a handy tool to have handy.

NOW let me tell you about my wonderful “tea party” this morning with my feather friends. I put out my chair and sat, the place was almost empty, I had maybe one or two chickadees but that was it. I just sat .. listening to the trees moaning and groaning as the wind snapped and pushed at them. Then one by one guests arrived. Soon I was surrounded, at one count, I had over 2 dozen Grosbeaks, 6 Blue Jays, 2 male cardinals, 2 female cardinal, 3 downy woodpeckers, a hairy woodpecker and of course the wee ones. We were all happily communing when who should pop up and run up to me and then past me..the little ermine.. only now instead of being all white except for the very light lime green colour on his bottom half, he was almost all that colour.. this is confusing me. I have searched for picture or for info. on why the green tint to his fur.. if anyone knows.. please send me a message.

OK.. that’s it for now. I’m so excited about my visit with the birds this morning.. I need to take a breather, close my eyes and relive the experience.

“my” crows

new picture Kevin sent me for my collection…

It is not just another crow! I’ll have you know that I have now begun to identify the different ones that come to the “diner’ when I feed. LOL not maybe on a personal basis, but I am beginning to note the regulars.. and find it kind of fun.. that when I watch them, come and go during the “feeding” I can see the ones that have the discriminating taste, ie. they will pick up something and decide ..no it is too big, or not to their fancy and move on.. The watcher who will stand back and take in what is laid out and then go after what he/she decides it wants.

The birds at Dewberry are also becoming more familiar to me, There are the females who will come and eat before I leave the feeder, the males who watch from a distance, ,plan their strategy, then by different routes they will advance and plan their landing, where a feeder is and how easily it is to get to and land with confidence. A sloppy landing means that the bird already at the “table” will not leave or move over. there are several of the female Gross Beaks who will now casually have their snack and visit with me.. they actually make eye contact and chew slowly almost smile. One the other day, moved over to a branch and just chirped at me softly. staying with me till I moved to adjust something at another feeder.

There are crows there too, but they pay me no heed. In fact they have nothing to do with me. I am learning that their are “murders” of them at Mer Bleue too, they apparently come and chase everyone away at the very start of the day, I’ve yet to be there when they have been there. However I have seen the results of one of their raids at Dewberry, I wondered how things got so turned upside down and vandalized. Now I know… the dining areas are raided by the crows. =^_^=

Listen carefully and speak clearly. A good relationship starts from truly understanding each other.

Perfect Liberty 2021.5

If you are cheerful, it will make everyone around you cheerful. Cheerful and happy people naturally attract others. Always smile and have a pleasant attitude.

Perfect Liberty 2015.3
I know this is not what the pesky squirrels say to me when I shoo them away from smaller feeders.

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really, its Thursday!!!

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature, for more doors you can visit https://nofacilities.com/2021/03/04/waterbury-churches-thursdaydoors/

Moments

places

Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.

Perfect Liberty 2021.4

Be someone who can share your joy with others. Strive to truly understand the feelings of others. By doing so, you will be able to share in other’s happiness.

Perfect Liberty 2014.18

Yakushima, Japan

Thought that since my world these past days has been wild, windy and very snow covered, i would share with you what is happening across the oceans in southern Japan. Different climate, weather, and habitation.

These moments caught in time where Anastasia was enjoying her explorations, were likely happening at the same time I was taking careful steps across an icy parking lot to feed the birds…

There is beauty all around us, we simply have to open our “eyes” to our surroundings. Be aware that while this is visual, the differences are also very present in our day to day attitudes, thoughts, and perceptions.

Let’s set higher goals and work to improve ourselves.

Let’s work towards our goals while keeping a clear vision of what we hope to achieve. your strong conviction and Makoto (sincere effort) will help drive you toward accomplishing what you set out to do.

Perfect Liberty 2014.2

Weka a new bird (for us)

saw this bird on Shirley’s FB page. What a character!

I was interested so I asked. LOL I was told about what a pest these birds can be and how loud and “many” they are. They are native to and live in NZ, so we won’t be visited by one soon… Thought I’d share this clip I found on the bird. It is called a Weka.

Be a person who can say ” I like it!” Find what moves you the most and express your appreciation.

Perfect Liberty 2021.2

communication

As I sat and pondered the beautiful scene before me, I meditated on the shadows dancing across the unbroken blanket of pristine snow. It was so peaceful for me, yet I was sitting in a parking lot in the middle of the “green belt”.. cars were driving in, people were looking for a place to park, it would soon be time for me to vacate and let someone else enjoy this wonderland I’ve discovered. From my little space behind the car, I could hear the conversations as couples, families emerged from their cars.

Communication is so important .. it always has been, over the days, months I’ve been visiting the woodlands, I have been privy to conversations that have been going on around me. Snatches here and there as people pass me on their way into the interior of the woodlands. What one becomes very aware of as one matures, is that not all conversations are productive, or actually even engaged in. When we have conversations, we tend to connect with friends/acquaintances in different ways, the ambience, the person we are engaging with all lend to how we communicate. How much we actually engage, and what we retain and integrate into our/that “moment”

The couples in particular that arrive together, tend to have a different “vibe” then the friends arriving in different cars, meeting up at the park. When I first started this “journey” I didn’t think I would be embarking on an adventure, but I have been. Getting out every day, meeting and talking to new people has expanded my horizons, brought newness into my life, the energy and creative possibilities that I had not had available to me before, are now many.

Quality time spent with a friend/partner is always rewarding. Even a few minutes, a day. Make time to listen, to engage, to encourage, be encouraged, be aware of the energies that are part of your every day. Simple moments, honest words, sharing dreams even the mundane… quality time either by yourself or with another is priceless.

The peaceful setting of the shadows blending and creating wordless beauty on the fresh blanket of snow, is as powerful as the private moment spent with a loved one, when no words are needed, just the closeness and understanding true friendship spawns.

Love is Life… Life is Loving. We are all ONE,,,

PL Precept #15 All is a Mirror.

The birds are singing outside my window.. awesome music.

bird in flight

Met a photographer today, Mark Webster, he is taking short videos of birds in flight. he sent me a link to his Twitter feed, I am trying it out .. to see if I can actually use the short clips in my visits with you. It was a perfect picture day, I have often seen Mark’s car at the site when I arrive to feed the birds. He is obviously spending a lot of time with them, this little beggar seems to have Mark trained to stand still and feed him.

I hope you all enjoy the beauty of the bird in flight. I’m certainly smiling. To see more of Mark’s work, follow him on Twitter.

It’s okay to think, “This is where it starts” There is always a turning point. It’s important what you do from now.

Perfect Liberty 2021.27

PL Precept #16 All things progress and develop.

PL Precept # 18 Each moment is a turning point.

The beauty of trying something new is that I get to share it with you.

Oyashikiri

Please let me know if the clip was easy to see and access when I insert it this way in my blog. Thank YOU.

Thursday’s magic

To say it was was a picture perfect day, would be an understatement. It was magical. The trees were bowed under with the snow .. I was glad I had made the effort to get to the feeders. It was rather fun to put my hood up and then reach up and shake snow off the heavily laden branches so that the tree could raise itself up again. I managed some of the branches, not all, a few were just too heavily burdened, and too high for me to get at where I could shake and be productive.

I did get to clear the feeders tho’ and replace seed in the ones that had been depleted … It was interesting that a few of the birds found I was being a tad too slow and almost shoved me along or landed on my arm and tried to reach down and take the seeds/nuts from my container. The area where I sit was in an area that was covered by heavily snow laden branches.. I cleared the space and sat anyway, I simply put up my hood so that the wet snow wouldn’t cause a chill on my head. I’m surprising even myself at how I am adapting to being otudoors. I told one reader, I am thinking I’d like to have a folding lawn chair in the car, so I can just sit and bask in the warmth of the sun… away from the feeders.. but where I can still hear them chatting away, squabbling or just being cheerful. Why not. Will have to hunt one up.

Let’s find the joy in everything. are you looking for things to complain about? Let’s change our perspective and live a cheerful and joyful life.

Perfect Liberty 2020.25

Thursday doors +

I cleared snow from the fallen tree just where this grouping is… I must have sat for 15,20 minutes… just taking in the fresh air, sunshine and bird activities. They were few today, even the squirrels seemed to be away on other business.

Enjoy the doors, you can see other doors today, by visiting The weekly feature Thursday Doors https://nofacilities.com/2021/02/25/waterbury-doors-thursdaydoors/

“I’ll do it later. No, I’ll do it now.” To make progress do anything while it is still fresh.

Perfect Liberty 2021.25

Yesterday’s blog, was a look through an open door.

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