Thursday, August 4, 2011

Love those Baby Blues

"When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast."  
~John Burroughs

Mexican Jays love the oaks and junipers here in Long Hollow. 

Flashes of their beautiful blue feathers are truly a gift during this oven of a summer that continues to bake the color from the landscape around us.

The grownups are camera shy, 
but this little baby blue was just as curious about me as I was enamored of him.

He let me snap away. 

Photos are cropped but otherwise, straight out of the camera. 
They really are this beautiful shade of blue!

 I'm grateful for my zoom! He wouldn't let me get this close!

Birds have a way of putting things in perspective. They forge ahead and carry on no matter what happens.  No dwelling on the past, no regrets, sheer 100% survival... and beauty. ~ Susan Halpin

And when he sings to you,
Though you're deep in blue,
You will see a ray of light creep through,
And so remember this,
life is no abyss,
Somewhere there's a bluebird of happiness.
Life is sweet, tender and complete,
when you find the blue bird of happiness.

~Blue Bird of Happiness, lyrics by Edward Heyman and Harry Parr Davies, 1934


  1. I love spotting bluebirds! He looks fantastic next to that feeder!

  2. i want that shade of blue, like in an amazing couch in my family room, with really cool lines....and grey and white would be the complimentary colors....oh so cool and what great shots !

  3. What a beautiful bird, and your photographs of him are wonderful. Amazing shades of blue!

    Have a fantastic weekend Barbara!

  4. Great shots Barbara!! What a blessing you were able to catch those! I believe those were untouched...I find we can't really improve on God's creation :)

    I love Beth's comment about the couch...what a great idea, I want one too, lol.

  5. Love the bluebirds ... wish they'd stop by my place!

  6. Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

  7. Bluebirds are so pretty. You don't really see ones like this in Southwest Saskatchewan so thank you so much for sharing this sweet bird Barbara!

    Wishing you a happy weekend!
    xo Catherine

  8. Great photos! The bluejays around here are very camera shy!

  9. Great shots! Wish our little Indigo Bunting would come back.

  10. oh that cooling breezy blue
    on a hot summer,
    so brightly beautiful.
    I love these shots
    and those feeders are
    brilliant share:)


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