Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Birds in the cottage garden

And God opened His hands and the airs were filled with beauty and songs... songs in the wings of mourning doves, and songs in the yellow throat of the Western Tanager. And on the tree branches, music in the leaves as they bend and lean and swing together with the breezes.

There's a noticeable difference in our nestlings today. Little Robin Redbreast is been seen busying around carrying all sorts of fuzzy wuzzy worms into her nest...

Why, remember those blue eggs?

...They've turned into the cutest of hatchlings!

Hatchlings haven't acquired feathers and eyes are still closed. Perhaps, it's true they're not the prettiest of things, but what such joy they bring each day!

It is magic--a magical season indeed. Sitting here this evening in the porch, eyes closed; just listening to all the voices of the natural world, I felt transported—transported to "that" long ago beginning. What an amazing gift to be able to listen to all voices individually—altogether. Like a symphony; a sharp whistling or whinnying of instruments.... each little winged creature, each organism, insect, living thing delivering a unique message--their own unambiguous resonance... a jingle, a swish, a clatter a song.

And How did God thought of the soft and enchanting oo-wah-hooo, hoo-hoo's like laments in the throats of mourning doves? And the high twirrring in the blackbird's thorax-like music box? Conk-a-reeeeek, Conk-a-reeeeek! How grand His Divine majesty! I marvel and wonder, and love them all, for their songs are all the joys of life, and we in the enchanting spring weather, we listen and dream and hope for a better world.

Feathers feathers everywhere... even some upon my hair. I wish I could fly way up high into the puffy clouds. I wish I could hide in my garden forever

If you decide to hide here too, I'll seek for you, if you're lost, I'll search for you. If you want to take your time, I'll wait for you. If you're shy, I'll flight to you! Whatever you do, if you decide to come by, just make sure you take plenty of time to smell the flowers!


  1. What beautiful pictures to match you sweet words, Cielo. I love all your little bird images. I hope you are having a wonderful week. xo Diana

  2. Forgot to tell you-Your header is soft and fresh and lovely.

  3. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  4. Those are beautiful pictures, Cielo. What an enchanting place a garden is..Happy Thursday..Judy

  5. Seeing your blog is a wonderful way to begin my morning!

  6. Cielo, love your pictures and your garden...thank you for sharing!

  7. Great pictures! I love watching the birds in our backyard too! We are now noticing hummingbirds....
    Blessings My Friend,

  8. Cielo - your words are beautifully poetic and soothing. You are an author of the heart and soul. :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. Lovely photos - the one of the bird's eggs is stunning, they are such a beautiful colour.


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