Monday, February 11, 2008

Cold and gray

It was so cold outside but I wanted to
take a few pretty pictures.

Just a few minutes outside
and I am good for the rest of the day!


quu said...

Hi Q!

Here is another q and I wanted to stop by and say hello! :)

Such a variety of different kind of birds, WOW! Here in Finland we don't have so colorful birds at all. What bird is in the first picture?

Best wishes from Finland,


Deb said...

I agree Sherry - even when it is cold outside we need a little "out door time" with our birds.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful my lovely friend.
I seen the first robin today.
Posted on my journal.
Love Jeanne ^j^

Lisa at Greenbow said...

And pretty pictures you have here. Specially the Chickadee on a Chain.

Chickadee on a Chain
admiring the snow
looking for where to go
for sunflower seeds
will meet its needs
Sherry is the flower.

meggie said...

These wonderful little birds bring smiles to my face, every time I see them.

Q said...

Dear Quu,
Hello! Welcome to my world. How nice to meet you.
I am looking forward to visiting your journal and getting to know you and your world.
The first photo is a male Northern Cardinal. He is all puffed up trying to stay warm. In my backyard this winter a flock, 30-40 male and female, have come daily for seed.
I do have a nice variety of Winter birds that come for seed and nuts.
I am looking forward to a few Spring birds. Not that I do not love the Winter birds, I do. Just ready for some new subjects for photos and study. It won't be too long before the Orioles will return and close behind them are the Hummingbirds. If I am very lucky the Red Breasted Grosbeaks will remember the nice party we had last year and will return for a visit before moving on north. I think I am about ready for Spring migration!
Nice to meet you.

Q said...

Dear Deb,
We had a light dusting of snow over night. The gardens look as if powder sugar was sifted over them. It is too dark still for photos but I already plan on doing the bundle and getting outside. The effort is worth it.
I have a couple of photos I want to take. I hope the birds will work with me on my ideas for pretty pictures.

Q said...

Good Morning Jeanne,
The first Robin! Spring is coming your way. Enjoy each minute.
Would be a tad early here. I had early spring last year that was frozen in April. I lost over 400 plants. I will wait this year.
I loved your post about the two horses. So moving.
I will pop over and see Robin and celebrate with you.
Love and light,

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
Thank you for the poem! It is charming! Chickadeedeedee....
I am enjoying getting to know you. I laugh and have fun with you. Please know you are a special friend. We have many shared interests. If we lived closer I bet we would be digging in the dirt together. I used to long for someone to share plants with. None of my friends garden. They also do not feed the birds or write poetry!
Thank you. I think I will print out your poem and put it in my pocket. I will need a smile later.
I love being a flower!

Thank you for the smiles.
Thank you for your care.
Across so many miles
from your gardens so fair.

I sense your warm embrace,
I hear your sacred song.
I see your gracious face,
We are friends-I belong.

Love and light,

Q said...

Dear Meggie,
Ahh.. the birds. Gifts from the gods! I am fascinated with wings.
Perhaps I once was a bird. I have been reading about the symbolism of the different birds. Their meaning to the ancients.
I understand. I have thought maybe next year I will do a "birds and their meaning" for me. A photo essay sort of thing. For me the birds are a constant source of delight and teaching.
Glad they bring joy to you too.
Sherry, who also loves the butterflies