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!

17 thoughts on “Thank-full

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

  3. 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.

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

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