November 24, 2016November 23, 2016 Thank-full 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! Share this:FacebookTwitterLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by kathydoremus Amateur nature "photogriter." One who still marvels at majesty. View all posts by kathydoremus
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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 — terse and militant —
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
What a lovely comment, and what a lovely poem. I may have to include Miss Dickinson’s words in a future post!
Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos! I look forward to seeing this!
My pleasure. And I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving too. 🙂
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Your bird photographs and limericks are a constant joy!
Thanks…you know how good it feels to think that something that brings you joy is a source of joy to someone else.
Happy Thanksgiving Kathy!! 💜🦃💚 You are a blessing! 🌈💕
And I echo the sentiment back to you. 🙂
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.
Thank you for the kind words!
Handsome bird, terrific shots!
These guys are gluttons!
Happy thanksgiving Kathy 😀 Thanks so much for sharing your photos and allowing us to paint them 🎨🙏🏼 💜
The pleasure is mine!
The blue jays seem to hang around even after all the other song birds have flown the coop.
I feel like mine must spy on me…they seem to know as soon as I put the peanuts out!
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