Monday, March 4, 2013

Bluebird on my shoulder . . .

OK, please indulge me . . .

When I lived in the country there were bluebirds, always and everywhere.
 I loved that first sign of spring when one might come sit on my studio window sill
to reassure me that yes, it's really coming!
How beautiful is it that something so simple can bring a smile and hope?
I have missed my bluebirds.
Living in the suburbs they don't like such close quarters.
Yes, I've seen them on walks to the park, or drives in the country, but
in the 10 years we have lived here never in our backyard.
Until . . . . . Yesterday!
(Now...some of you might "get" this !)
Husband and I were mid sentence talking about something, I
don't even remember what, when over his shoulder, thru the window I saw
Without missing a beat, I said, whilst pointing . . . BLUEBIRD!
I ran off to grab the camera and snapped 74 photos in a few minutes!
(What were we talking about?  Not a clue!  We never got back to it!)
Bluebirds are definitely more important!
Even thru the screen these images make me smile as I hope they will you!
A bluebird in the suburbs.
Movin' on up?
Or loss of habitat?
But for today I'll just smile!

May you always have a bluebird on your shoulder,
Lori Ann


Dixie Redmond said...

Beautiful. :-) Maybe he/she just knew you needed a visit.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Wow! You were fast to catch that little birdie!! Is there one brewing in your mind to be made of mohair??

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

we have bluebird houses on all of our fenceposts ~ each year they come and start new little families and take over the farmyard! I'm so happy that one seems to be shopping in your backyard for a new home ~ google bluebird boxes and have that man 'o yours make you a couple :))))

~ Lori

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Thanks all . . . yes, Dixie, I think he knew I needed a pick me up!
Alice . . . I have made bluebirds, but not for a while, maybe it's a sign to make one again!
Lori . . . already looked them up and told DH to warm up the tools! ;-)

Have a sunny day all!

Primitive Stars said...

Oh lucky you, how beautiful they are.....We have them nest at the lake, one of my favorite things to do there is watch the Bluebird family, Francine.

Lori Ann Corelis said...

And, lucky YOU Francine!

Kays Kids said...

I am just like you and could understand completely. What a beautiful gift to see that beautiful little bird.

Patty ♣ said...

Would welcome bluebirds here, but am delighted with the little House Wren couple that was flitting around our backyard last weekend house hunting. They always come back to the same house every year, although they have to inspect each house just in case.
So happy for you to have the bluebird visit!!

Doreen said...

:) BEAUTIFUL!!! Always a sure sign of Spring and hope ♥.


Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Lori...I spotted a bluebird on a trip to North Carolina last Fall...and I was still smiling days later! Enjoy!

susana said...

as beautiful as it can be, lucky you that can catch this precious moment.

Anonymous said...

I love your little bluebirds but I have to say I fell off my chair laughing because I can see an EXACT picture of ypu jumping off your chair and Michael rolling his eyes!!!!! Yay Spring!