Monday, November 17, 2014

Birds Of A Feather

Happy Monday to you! May this be a day that you walk in gratitude and thanksgiving, for life and love. One of the joys of living in a new home is getting used to different species of birds and wildlife here.  I have always loved Doves and are pleased that they love our Pergola; this was the site that greeted us this morning. The snow is beginning to melt and the sun is shining; it looks like it will be a fantastic day.
Another bird that is new to us is the Black-billed Magpie. I saw these constantly in the islands, but have never seen them here in northern Colorado. They weren't here all summer or fall, but just started making their appearance this last week. I'm thinking I need to research them more; I do know that they are related to a crow, but am surprised they are wintering here.

Photos of the Magpie are courtesy of the Audubon Society.
Today will be a quiet day as hubby is off to the golf course for some misc. jobs and the laundry is calling me. I may even get a few hours of sewing-yippee. I am hoping that the sidewalks are clear enough for a walk with Hunter.
Today I am thankful for: The Giver of Life, life, health, faith and grace, salvation, love and family, Hunter, God's creation and the different seasons, joy in the little things, friends, sunshine and snow, books to enjoy on a cold day, a warm home to shelter us from the storm.  How about you-what things in life are you counting as blessings today?
Joy to you~


  1. Noreen, The doves love to sun themselves. You may see them on pavement or brick, something that can warm up fast. I saw my first mag pie on Antelope Island , at the great salt Lake, in September. They are pretty. I was so thankful for the sunshine has melted a bit of this snow. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

  2. We have magpies all over the place! We had a cold sunny day here today!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. We love seeing all different kinds of birds and wildlife
    Lily & Edward

  4. Today I am thankful for the the friendly folks at the mailbox store who know my name and exactly where my packages are heading before I even say a word (I'm there frequently lol) For the fleeting warm temperatures, and for a sister who calls frequently. No magpies here, they look like a real pretty bird

  5. Love, Love, Love birds all types. and right now they are migrating this way Yay.
    Hope you and Hunter have been fine took a blog break and now catching up.
    Xo Marissa


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