Ditch The List!

This morning was one of those mornings where I decided to ditch the list, or at least delay it!

I had already spent a couple of hours working on a lesson for the last chapter of Jonah (In case you were curious, I am blessed to get to lead a diverse group of wonderful women who want to know, love, and live for God!) and was getting ready to tackle a few items on my  to-do list for the day, when a blur of birds flew by and caught my eye.  I walked out onto my deck and immediately had my suspicions confirmed – Cedar Waxwings!  And of course, when Waxwings appear there is only one choice to be made – ditch the list!


The birds, about three dozen of them, flew into the tangle of trees in my neighbor’s backyard.  Most of them stayed concealed behind leaves and branches, but some perched in enough of a clearing that I could get a few pictures.


I love how the tips of their wings and tails look like they’ve been dipped in paint.

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Every so often, several of the birds would dive into the shrubs that separate our two yards, which I quickly learned contained a plentiful supply of some plump little grape-like berries.


Some opted to dine in..

waxwings7…while others preferred carry out.


Ahhh…the beauty of Waxwings…it’s always nice to take some time to marvel in the midst of the mundane.

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 Ditch The List!

  1. I would have done the same thing! I found a dead one once, in my side yard – the only cedar waxwing I’ve ever seen. They look pretty. Would love to see them flying around at some point!

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Waxwing is a good name Kathy, they almost look like wax or plastic models.

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great photos! I also love when I get a glimpse of these birds. Their beauty is breath taking! 🙂

  4. I love the photos! The photos with the fruit is super!

  5. They resemble velvety jewels–simply amazing.

  6. Jodi says:

    they look as soft as velvet!

  7. Snehal Kank says:

    Absolutely gorgeous 😍 Three dozens! What a lovely surprise 💜

  8. Riona says:

    A lovely group of photos !

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