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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

we've been having gorgeous weather these past few days ...
and met lots of lovely friends on our walk
like the white-breasted nuthatch
who made us laugh pulling out leaves and debris from a tree stump
still patches of snow and ice in various spots ...
I loved seeing the mirrored image of this sweet, content couple
where the snow had melted ♥
the chipmunks were eager to see what we had for them
& look at how wonderfully camouflaged his tail is !
the high point of our walks is always the black capped chickadees
and they were EVERY WHERE
feeding from our hands
this little sweet heart stayed on my hubby's hand long after he had eaten his seed
so I took the opportunity to take a photo of his gorgeous plumage ♥
we waited our turn leaving the park
& followed the leader : - D

20 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oh Deb, how very beautiful!... I so love all of those beautiful little friends you met on your walk... those geese are adorable!... I too wish we lived close to each other... xoxo Julie Marie

The Reed Warbler said...

Ah....such a lovely post,Spring is definitely on its way ♥ Anita xo

Deb said...

hi Julie marie ~the geese definitely have personality! :-D
you & tessy would love this walking spot ♥

Deb said...

thank you anita ~ yes, it feels like spring now ♥

La Table De Nana said...

Such cute sweet pics.. I love all th quotes you have nestled on your sidebar..
So nice!

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ thank you ♥

Mereknits said...

Amazing photos today Deb.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

rusty duck said...

Those chickadees are gorgeous, so tame!

Deb said...

hi Meredith ~ thank you ♥ hugs to you!!

Deb said...

hello Jessica ~ we still get excited when they fly to our hand after years of walking this path ... they seem to be getting tamer as they stay for much longer now. I wish our back yard chickadees would do the same :-)

Jenni said...

I love all the spring birds, chickadees are a favorite of mine too, but I've never been lucky enough to have one feed from my hand, how wonderful :)

prairiegirl said...

This is the ultimate happy post!
My favorite little bird, the black cap. Talk about happy!
They are such sweet communicators, aren't they Deb?
I like the story you tell. Especially the last picture and following behind. ;)

Deb said...

hello jenni ~ the chickadees are so sweet and feel quite heavy when they are sitting on your hand for any length of time ~ even though they look tiny :-)

Deb said...

thank you lynn ♥ the black caps really are little talkers ... even though we can't see them, we can always hear their chatter as we walk with seed in our outstretched hands. the swans make us laugh as they will always go into a single file when they spot someone behind them :-)

Mari said...

Deb, how beautiful God sweet little animals are, they bring such joy and happiness just to sit there a watch them is so peaceful ;-)

Smiles~
Mari

Lynda Naranjo | Simple Things said...

I'm not sure what I love most about this post ... the chickadees, the swans or the ducks! Your walks are always filled with the most special things. xo

Deb said...

hello mari ~ thank you for your lovely words ~ they made my day ♥

Deb said...

thank you Lynda xo so happy to have shared a bit of my walk with you ♥

Deborah said...

Hi Deb!
Thanks for your visit with me!
Your walk turned out to be quite breath taking!
What lovely little ones you have captured here.
We were welcoming spring when all of a sudden last night brought a few inches of snow!
Have a great week deb!

All my heart,
Deborah

Deb said...

hi Deborah ~ we had the same snowy surprise :-) thankfully the little pansy pot I planted up was none the worse for wear ♥ hope you are having a great week also xo