Monday, May 26, 2008

Bird song.....

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.

~~ Joseph Addison, The Spectator, 1712 ~~

At this time of year, I can sit for hours listening to bird song or watching mother birds feed their young. It is so fun to watch them perch on our pergola waiting all a flutter for mother bird to pass them a tasty seed from the feeders. What better way to relax and enjoy the warmth of a spring day?



I still use some of my eggs for decorating although many have been stored away after the Easter/spring decorations have gone. A tray with a few choice items including a yellow bowl filled with eggs brings us in mind of the happy time of mothering for birds in the month of May.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

~~ Chinese Proverb ~~



12 comments:

Rhondi said...

Hi Heidi
I could sit and watch the birds all day too. Our feeder in the backyard is always busy with activity.
You nave such a talent for arranging things. The little vignette with the eggs is so beautiful, simple and yet elegant.
I've tagged you. Hope you don't mind. If you've already been tagged then please just ignore mine.
Hope youhave lotsof time enjoying the birds today.
Hugs, Rhondi
Hpe you

Nancy said...

I remember moving that tray everyday for dinner. LOL. I love the birds at the cottage.
Love you, Mom

Heidi Ann said...

Good Morning Heidi, I love your blog this morning! Your "still lifes", your thoughts on the birds & the lovely quotes!!! Have agreat little day!.....Heidi :)

Ragged Roses said...

Hello Heidi. Birdsong at this time of the year has to be one of the best treats around. We went for a beautiful walk in the countryside today and the birds were all singing so loudly, you could tell just how happy they were
Kimx

Mary said...

Your pretty bowl with eggs is lovely - I always love bowls to hold precious things, they just seem so pure for some reason.

Wish we could each spend time in one another's gardens Heidi - sitting under your wisteria would be lovely, and then lounging in the gazebo here - both places we could enjoy just relaxing and listening to the birdsongs......and I'm ready for some relaxation that's for sure!!

Hope your week is going well dear.

the homely year said...

Hello Heidi, the bird song is so melodic at this time of year...I love hearing the dawn chorus.
Margaret and Noreen

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hi Heidi!! I have been trying to put my breads scraps out for the birds..when I do that the kitties enjoy watching them from the other side of the window!!
hugs,
robin

Jo said...

Hi Heidi,
Its lovely to sit still and quiet and take the time to watch and listen to the birds outside, especially on spring days soaking up the warmth of the sun.You are very clever at arranging things around your home, I enjoy your photos thanks for sharing,take care

Susan in SC said...

Heidi - I always know that spring is near when I hear the first birdsongs. I love to sit outside and listen to the birds all summer long! Susan

Wild Rose said...

There is nothing sweeter than the sound of birdsong in spring when they are all busy nesting and fledging.

Enjoy your weekend Heidi

Marie x

Carolien said...

I love that Chinese proverb, Heidi!

Hugs, Carolien

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Heidi, Happy Sunday to you!....As usual your blog is just such a pleasure to read & look at!...and sorry for being so tardy about showing pictures of my sewing room & draped chandelier...they are coming! I just bought a new camera & hopefully one that will make picture taking a bit more successful! Can't wait till your next entry!!! Have a great week!...Heidi :)