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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Saturday, January 11, 2014

puddle wonderful ...

A teeny-tiny snowman sits on my kitchen window ledge
with seed eyes & sunflower nose.
Yesterday, we spotted both Mr & Mrs Cardinal in the garden
that splash of red in the snow ... stunning!
Soon afterwards a loud squawk was heard...
we were surprised to find not one but two
Blue Jays letting the Cardinals know that they had spent enough time at the feeders.
The Sparrows of course, always share ♥
It rained all through the night and it's been  sloshy - walking today.
Thinking of e.e. cummings words & preferring to think of it as "puddle wonderful" :-)
The world
is mud-luscious
~e.e. cummings~


Julie Marie said...

How beautiful Deb!... I so wish we had Cardinals... but I love all the birdies we do have... and yes, our Sparrows always share too!... love your painting!... xoxo Julie Marie

Julie Marie said...

PS Your teensie snowman is adorable!... xoxo

June said...

Oh that little snowman made me smile Deb! I love seeing all the birds that live at your house. We have neither Blue Jays nor Cardinals so
I love seeing them in your yard.
Have a great Sunday!
hugs from here...

Blondie's Journal said...

You find the best quotes! We have the exact same weather...everything is slushy and puddles everywhere! The fog has been a little scary for drivers though.

Pretty cardinals, I love that they stay the winter! :)


Deb said...

hi Julie Marie - the Cardinals look so striking especially in the Winter with their festive red coats :-)and we normally only have 1 Jay that visits so spotting 2 was a real thrill (even though they are bossy).When my kids were little they always made me a BIG snowman in the yard. Knowing how much I love snowmen, my hubby builds me teeny tiny ones ♥

Deb said...

hi June - I'm sure our Cardinals & Jays would love to visit your gorgeous garden ♥ Hope you are having a wonderful weekend xo

Deb said...

hi Jane - we have the fog now too - content to stay in ♥

Jeanne said...

Beautiful postings and quotes.
The sun is out here today and melting a bit of the snow. We have had rain on friday ourselves.

Much love and many blessings

I love all you share.


Mereknits said...

Lovely photos today Deb, and perfect quote.

Lynda Naranjo said...

One of my favourite things is watching the birds at the feeder. We're not getting the cardinals and blue jays this winter. Might have something to do with the hawk that's taken up residence. The sparrows can quickly fly into nearby bushes that are big enough for them. It's been a nice break from Winter these past few days! I didn't even mind the slush - it made up for the spring- like air! xo

Deb said...

hi Jeanne ~ the sun has melted a lot of the snow ~ still really icy here.

Deb said...

hi Meredith ~ it has been tricky taking photos outside as it's still really icy, so the garden pics are taken from the kitchen window :-)

Deb said...

hi Lynda - one of my favourite things too. picked up a new feeder at Holland Park today (I seem to be drawn to them) :-) will be running out of spots to put them soon! We had a hawk in our yard too and lost so many sparrows. This year our yard has seen more Junco than anything else. Thank you for your visit ♥