Tuesday, November 22, 2011

It's about the small things ...




"may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living"
 e. e. cummings

Many of my feathered friends have been on a feeding frenzy.
The chickadees, finches, woodpeckers, doves, nuthatches, juncos,
cardinals and even a few bluejays.

Sort of what will be taking place around here 
over the next several days.

The turkey is thawing,
breads and pies have been made
(thanks to my lovely daughter Alex),
bedding is freshly laundered
and rooms are ready for their guests.

I am thankful for many things,
but mostly ...
for the family that will soon gather.

: : : 

Hope your Thanksgiving is filled with love and joy, my friends!

 
And of course, a few spats.
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving if there weren't some disagreements!


~sharing with~
Go check out some awesome birds!

66 comments:

Sylvia K said...

I always love your bird photos! I do hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all the blessings of the season!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

i am thankful for your friendship and beautiful bird photo's!!

have a wonderful thanksgiving!!

Cozy Little House said...

You're right. It wouldn't. I seem to remember last year a blogger saying it wouldn't be Thanksgiving until someone cried.
Brenda

Hilary said...

Have a lovely Thanksgiving, Reena.

Misty said...

Impressive photos! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shots, Reena! Excellent! Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

mick said...

Great photos of the birds - nice thoughts about Thanksgiving - and the comment about the "spats" made me laugh!

Barbara said...

Love the quote and photo. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Shane Kent Louis said...

Wow, I really love that poems! Your photos are very captivating!


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Brian Miller said...

a lovely verse to open...i hope that you have a most wonderful thanksgiving making great memories with that family....

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I don't foresee any spats or tears...uh wait, the grandkids will be there. There could be a possibility. Have a nice Thanksgiving. We will.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful bird shots!

Have a spat-free and happy Thanksgiving!

holdingmoments said...

Love that last shot. Great capture of a disagreement.

Saun said...

Great captures hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

One said...

Beautiful and funny at the same time. Last shot is awesome!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds Reena.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and lovely bird photos, Reena! I wish you and your family a vey Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love that last shot, birds and squirrels have been on a feeding frenzy here too.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Jill said...

Super photos!

Happy, Blessed Thanksgiving to you, Reena. Enjoy your time with the family.

Hartwood Roses said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! For me, I am thankful that we will be winging for home that day.

S. Etole said...

Chuckling at that last photo! Thanksgiving blessings to you.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

The robin photo is priceless! Amazed you still have them around (or was this taken earlier?) No matter -- it's awesome!

A Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear Reena. Enjoy your family. :)

Daryl said...

You are home! How wonderful to have the family all there ... give Kramer a hug from me! Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you get the wishbone and make a wonderful wish xo

Sandra said...

it looks to me like you will not be missing any moments of your day. Happy thanksgiving, enjoy your family. love the photos of the sweet birds, especially the spat

Woody said...

Have a great Thanksgiving, this is a nice tribute.

I'm very concerned because my bird feeders are vacant. I cleaned them and filled them with fresh food, I even replaced a couple of the feeders - nothing, not even the squirrels.

Liz said...

Beautiful images!! What cute little birds.
Happy Thanksgiving all the way from Australia!!

TexWisGirl said...

little lovelies! enjoy your family feast, dearheart!

Lois Evensen said...

What a lovely post. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too.

Judy said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones as well.

OceanoAzul.Sonhos said...

Reena, the simple little things are often, the rarest and most beautiful ... I love coming here (now, with few time ...)

hug to you
oa.s

Hilke Breder said...

Two lovely images, Reena. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

mrs mediocrity said...

Ha! Love that robin shot, wow! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!
xoxo
kelly

Barb said...

Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I love your birds today - especially the robins - how true!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Haha, that last photo...how apropos for your spat comment. :) Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

Firas said...

Great shot! This shot has expressions embedded!

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely post, Happy Thanksgiving to you, :)

Arija said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear, you are so right, no family gathering is complete without a few old sores cropping up. Glad to see the humans having a feeding frenzy one in a while, not just the birds.

Ivanhoe said...

Awwwww....look at that pretty lil' guy!
Family is what I'm most thankful for, too. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is beautiful. Both the shots and the textures. And I adore teh last one. :)


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Andrew said...

Wonderful to see... thanks for sharing

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great thoughts and photos! I saw Robins the other day and wondered what they were still doing here...

But I hope you have a

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Gary said...

Great post!! Have a good Thanksgiving. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kanelstrand said...

Birds know how to be thankful for the littlest of things.

dona said...

Can't wait for reading new funny stories about your birds... :)
Have a perfect Thanksgiving, Reena!

lisa said...

Wishing you and your family a beautiful Thanksgiving Reena.

Pat said...

A couple of lovely bird shots! Happy Thanksgiving!

CherryPie said...

Happy thanksgiving :-)

That top image would look fantastic framed as a picture on a wall :-)

Ann said...

what holiday is complete without at least one little argument...lol
Happy Thanksgiving

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Beautiful Reena. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may the spats be few and friendly.

Catherine said...

Sounds like you are all ready for your holiday Thanksgiving. Hope you have a good one!
xo Catherine

Springman said...

Love the spats photo. I had not heard that E.E. Cummings quote...Amen to that. Finch picture is awesome too. Time to cut a pie!
Cheers!

Deb said...

I've seen you comment on a lot my bloggy friends posts...decided to stop in an visit...so glad I did..

Carole Meisenhelter said...

well said and beautiful photographs. The first is almost built like a sparrow/canary, so similar really aren't they excepting of course for plumage colours. Happy Thanksgiving.

Fotokarusellen said...

A beautiful bird and some very beautiful pictures. Bravo!

Linda R. said...

Happy Thanksgiving.. I do hope it's a great one! Your photos are awesome!

Hugs, Linda

justine said...

how beautiful! happy thanksgiving!

My Journey With Candida said...

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

wishing you a great time and a happy thanksgiving with your precious family!

Ginny said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Mine already is after seeing your photos!! Blessings to you, my friend.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Gorgeous post and words!

Marilyn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Reena. As always I love your birds.

Madi and Mom said...

Your robin picture is amazing!!
A once in a lifetime shot.
Happy Thanksgiving,
Madi and Mom

Sharkbytes said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Reena- Hope you had a great one!

Erin K said...

Your bird photo's are just breathtaking! Happy Thanksgiving to you, hope you had a good one.

Relyn said...

The meal has been eaten.
The kitchen is clean.
The leftovers are stashed.
The walk has been taken.
Everyone is happy and fed and blessed.
Now I have the time to stop by.
On this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to tell you that I am thankful for you; for this blog; for inspiration and connection. Sending you much love, Relyn

bobbybegood1 said...

You know it. What would any holiday be, when families gather, without having a few rows. My first cousin, who kinda was a third mom to me, passed away this past Tuesday. What a damper on the holidays, of course. Cheers!!