This Blue Jay is clearly thank-full for the plentiful supply of peanuts…




…and, this Thanksgiving Day, I am full of thanks for the many blessings in my life – one of which is sharing words and birds on this blog!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Thank-full

  1. jmcheney says:

    I love the busy jays in our backyard, brilliant blue flashes ever on patrol, sirens blaring. They deserve their peanuts. Here is a favorite poem by Emily Dickinson, The Blue Jay.

    No brigadier throughout the year
    So civic as the jay.
    A neighbor and a warrior too,
    With shrill felicity
    Pursuing winds that censure us
    A February day,
    The brother of the universe
    Was never blown away.
    The snow and he are intimate;
    I ‘ve often seen them play
    When heaven looked upon us all
    With such severity,
    I felt apology were due
    To an insulted sky,
    Whose pompous frown was nutriment
    To their temerity.
    The pillow of this daring head
    Is pungent evergreens;
    His larder β€” terse and militant β€”
    Unknown, refreshing things;
    His character a tonic,
    His future a dispute;
    Unfair an immortality
    That leaves this neighbor out.

    Thank you for your wonderful photos & words. I’m grateful to you. Happy Thanksgiving. Judith

  2. Ann Fitzpatrick says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! I look forward to seeing this!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your bird photographs and limericks are a constant joy!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Kathy!! πŸ’œπŸ¦ƒπŸ’š You are a blessing! πŸŒˆπŸ’•

  5. Jeanette Young says:

    We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Australia but I am thankful that I found your blog which brings me joy with every post of your amazing photographs.

  6. Handsome bird, terrific shots!

  7. Snehal Kank says:

    Happy thanksgiving Kathy πŸ˜€ Thanks so much for sharing your photos and allowing us to paint them πŸŽ¨πŸ™πŸΌ πŸ’œ

  8. Sheila Moss says:

    The blue jays seem to hang around even after all the other song birds have flown the coop.

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