Friday, April 29, 2011

Daily Reminder # 333

Goldfinches! I can't tell you how thrilled I am about not
just seeing goldfinches, but seeing them close up.
Ok... I apologize. I'm going completely nuts with photos tonight, but the yard was incredibly, incredibly generous today. I mean over the top good to me. I took a trillion photos and I'm just going to share too many because I had so much fun taking them. Beyond that, just gratitude.

There were goldfinches... right up close! Goldfinches!

There was a lone flicker and a grackle or two that I didn't photograph....

The chickadee came by a few times...

And the chipmunk spent some time. He actually came right up on the porch and posed but I was too slow. Hate it when that happens.  I don't know why he seems to come out blurry all the time. Drives me crazy that I can't get a really good photo of him. Partly how dirty my back door is, but I don't think that's all. It's just as dirty for everything else.

And blue jays came in droves... at least 5 of them for multiple visits. As you can tell, my inner photographer was in hog heaven.... There are so many MORE pictures... this is me being restrained... my apologies... I just get really excited when I see birds up close... or not so close too. I find them both beautiful and awesome.  Considering what brash characters the blue jays are, they were suprisingly skittish at first. But they adjusted...

Some things I'm grateful for today:  (Items in red are pre-gratitude, an attempt to persuade the Universe that it is supposed to supply the desired items and hopefully to encourage hasty action as well.)

  • Angel and Tara Grace
  • Margaret
  • my camera
  • my back yard
  • blue jays
  • gold finches!!!
  • chickadees
  • flickers
  • robins
  • crows
  • turkey vultures in flight
  • chipmunks
  • forsythia
  • daffodils
  • open windows
  • fans (ceiling and non)
  • sunshine
  • my bird feeder
  • my neighbor's feeder
  • bagels & cream cheese
  • Sam-e
  • Vitamin D-3
  • IP-6
  • Omega-3
  • Netflix
  • Harry Potter
  • my computer
  • the internet
  • a clothes dryer
  • Nintendo
  • a sun room on the back of the house
  • zero balance on my credit card
  • freshly painted living and bedroom walls
  • winning lottery numbers
  • $5,000/week for life from PCH
  • a TRUCKLOAD of money
  • more flowers in my back yard
  • paid off mortgage
  • a Bose Sound system
  • my house
  • my kitchen
  • my friends
  • my nieces, my nephew and their families
  • water
  • indoor plumbing
  • coffee and International Delight
  • books
  • the ability to read and write
  • the ability to think
  • seeing birds and critters close up
  • new experiences
  • my red chair
  • my cane
  • the ability to hobble from room to room
  • Jon Stewart
  • laughter
  • reiki
  • angels
  • music
  • TV
  • my remote control
  • my Tibetan salt lamps
  • ibuprofen
  • hearing
  • taste
  • touch
  • smell
  • sight
  • beauty
  • colors, especially
  • yellow
  • green
  • blue
  • red
  • brown
  • that my friend in Alabama is ok
  • the possibility of a friend's visit in June
  • imagination
  • resilience
  • hope
  • life



quilly said...

Your new camera takes excellent photos, but whoever put that bird feeder in deserves a hearty thank you from your readers. Great shots! I am absolutely jealous about that Jay!

The Bug said...

These are GREAT pictures! Love the chipmunk - he's too cute :)