Saturday, August 16, 2014

august birds

These past two months since our dear basenji dog died have been a bit lonely.

My husband put a bird feeder outside the front window to attract some new friends. 
This is a Tufted Titmouse.

The sprightly little sparrows never fail to bring a smile :)

Especially when they're jostling for space on the feeder with the feisty Titmouse.

You wouldn't think this tiny gray bird was such a powerhouse, but I've seen him chase away birds three times his size! (Tufted Titmouse again.)

 And this is a young Mockingbird contemplating his breakfast. His doting mother swooped in shortly after this photoshoot, to make sure he was keeping his energy up :)

As you may have noticed, I've been away from my blog for a bit, again. Health issues have been distracting me, and I've still got some tests to get through in the upcoming weeks. I've been discouraged. Yet looking through these photos I am reminded yet again of the beauty that surrounds us, even on the darkest days. 

I am grateful for eyes to see.