Two weeks in to the month of daily writing. There is much I want to write about but as the evening progressed it became apparent that none of the topics are quite ready to post. I’m quite tired, unable to properly organize thoughts into a coherent structure.

In keeping with the need for cultivating peace and serenity here are some pictures taken this past summer of birds who delighted us with their presence.

Anna’s hummingbird looking in our front window from his lilac bush perch.

One of the numerous American Finches at a feeder in our mountain ash tree.


A seed chat.
Rufous hummingbird perched near the top of the tree heartily singing.
Thankful thought for the week: I don’t know what tomorrow holds but I know who holds tomorrow.


Author: Wanda J

I never dreamed my life would be entangled with fiber and the tools used to produce fibery items. When I bought a boat shuttle used in weaving Ed looked at it, decided to make a better one and the rest is history. For a decade he made shuttles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, until his spindles became so popular that he had to devote his time to making them, as well as Walking Wheels. Free time is spent reading, trying to coax food from the ground, and playing in the creek near our place. I love long walks and camping far from crowds. Playing a fiddle beside a stream or with good friends brings sweetness to my soul. Sundays are set aside for worshiping God with our small Quaker meeting.

4 thoughts on “Birds”

  1. How nice to see your birds – so different to ours in UK! We don’t have hummingbirds, but we do have hummingbird hawkmoths. Not every year, very weather dependent as they are migrants from mainland Europe. Always very special to see one. Very difficult to photograph as their wings beat so fast, plus they never land, just hover over the flowers and put out their proboscis to feed on the nectar. In our garden they seem fondest of valerian. Here’s the best photo I’ve taken so far – live in hopes will get some decent video one of these years!
    Hummingbird Hawk Moth

    1. Thank you for sharing about the hummingbird hawkmoth, and for the link to your picture of one.
      You took me on a pleasant rabbit trail of exploration, 🙂

    1. Sad. It must be baffling to not have the American Finches come to your yard when the House Finch do. It did take a number of years of putting out niger/thisle seed before the yellow Finches showed up in our yard, the house finches and Evening Grosbeaks were regulars long before we saw the yellow ones. In just the past few years Purple Finches and Black-headed Grosbeaks have been coming to feed.

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