Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Saturday, March 19, 2011


This morning I can hear the cardinals singing in
the trees outside my window,

snowdrops have pushed their droopy
heads through the seemingly still-frozen earth,

and the robins are hopping all over our
local golf-course.

Spring...can I trust you...are you really here!


  1. I am feeling Spring too finally. I do love those English Robins. Have a great wekend Jacqueline.

  2. We have a tiny Blue Tit that has just begun nesting amongst the stones on the front of the cottage. That's a REAL sign of spring!

    Your Cardinal is spectacular! We don't have them in Europe.

  3. stunning photographs - but the image of the cardinal is truly arresting with his stop sign red feathers!!


  4. Love your photos, J, especially the one of the Cardinal. I've never actually seen one - stunning colour!

  5. Fortunate you! It looks and sounds as if it is!
    xo J~

  6. I love the photos and the thoughts are the same ones I've had too! I hope you've had an enjoyable day!!!

  7. We are so many cardinals, and where there are cardinals there are blue jays (have no idea why).
    Noisy creatures though, and as we approach mating season the racket is cranked up.
    I say...bring it on!

  8. Cardinal are delightful birds. I grew up with Cardinals. But they don't come as far west as the prairies, so I haven't seen one for along time. And where are you living that you get Cardinals AND English/European Robins? I didn't know that the European variety had crossed the ocean.

  9. No Rob-bear, we get the north american variety...I was just using photographic-poetic licence!

  10. Gentle and kind.

  11. Spring is here in Alabama, every where you look there are bloom and birds! So glad it has appeared in your neck of the woods as well!
    I love bluejays, and every one I know complains about them!


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