header

header

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Blessed are they
who see beautiful things
in humble place
where other people
see nothing."

Camille Pissarro



46 comments:

  1. I like his frosted shoulders!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She was so cute...little snow flakes on her head and wings. I took several snaps of her but this one was the best.

      Delete
    2. Oops! I should have said "her!" I knew that!

      Getting quite a bit milder here in the next few days, but -28C with the wind chill tonight. Honestly, I think I have become a hibernating bear... and this from someone who loves winter! Hope you are staying cosy today.

      Delete
    3. We're staying cozy today! Haven't left the house...the big kids came over for pancakes, eggs and bacon. Sipped coffee and watched the birdies in the feeder. Very relaxing!

      Delete
  2. amen.
    here is to the the noticers
    in this world.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great quote! I think one of the reasons I'm so addicted to photography is that it helps me to see beauty where I might otherwise miss it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I completely agree with that...it makes you focus on one thing and see it in a different way!

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Sometimes I just look around, take a deep breath, and heave a contented sigh.

      Delete
    2. You're not looking around inside on days with lots of kids, though, I presume? haha.

      Delete
    3. Sometimes, when my perspective is in the right place, even a messy house can be beautiful.
      :0)
      "Wamma? Do you has any woot nacks?"

      Delete
  5. Great quote.
    I notice you say in a comment 'her'. What kind of bird is she and is her chest puffed out with pride or is she trying to keep warm?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, she is a female house sparrow. Isn't she sweet? She's all puffed out to keep warm...just like we would put on layers to do the same.

      You asked if I knew any Brits. No, I'm afraid I don't! Just in blog land!

      Delete
    2. I should have remembered the Female House Sparrow from your recent bird test.
      We have just one variety of sparrow but the numbers are very depleted.

      Guess what?
      It's raining!!!

      When I was on secondment to a company (also called a 'firm') in the North of England in a town called Darwen there was a saying because it rained very frequently. Darwen had a tower built on the hillside and the saying went:
      "If you can't see the tower it is raining, if you can see it, it is going to rain!" lol

      Delete
    3. I'll give you another bird lesson if you review the 17 tables with me. haha.

      Guess what? It's snowing! :) We got another few inches last night and more is coming in the morning!

      Funny quote....I guess you don't have to worry about dry skin over there. I bet lotion sales are much higher over here than there!

      Delete
    4. Yes but this year the rainfall is truly exceptional. I expect all that snow causes a few cracks and crevices to appear in hands and faces lol . I expect you are all as fed up with the snow as we are with this rain.

      I have another really great quote which you might like:

      "Aim for the stars and you might just reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you'll never get off the ground!"

      Unfortunately I learned this far too late in life - had it been otherwise you might be talking to a brain surgeon or a nuclear physicist! ROFL

      Delete
    5. Our snow is exceptional, too! I guess precipitation all over the globe is exceptional! lol....

      We all get a little wiser as we get older, don't we? Too bad it has to work that way. ha.

      Delete
    6. Gosh! It's quiet in blogland these days.
      Have you noticed that a lot of folk have given it up or having a rest?
      I used to know zillions of people and a nucleus of really talented writers/bloggers but they have almost all exited Blogsville.

      I've found a lot more Brit/American word differences lol
      Maybe for a future occasion.

      Delete
    7. It's especially quiet on the weekends! It is true that the people I blogged with originally are not here for the most part!

      Delete
    8. Shivering Solitary Sparrow Sits Snowbound Singing Sensational Super Songs !!!

      Delete
    9. lol
      Thought you'd like it.
      Hey, if you want a good laugh visit my friend Ann at Retired and Crazy.
      I roasted her about the same time as you on The Sunday Roast.

      Her culinary skills are rather like mine - in their infancy!! lol
      This and her previous posts are hoots

      http://www.retiredandcrazy.com/2014/02/cooking-hints.html

      Delete
  6. Always best to focus on beauty and the positive in life.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely quote. The simple things in life have the most beauty. And how blessed are those who can see it.
    This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes by Wayne Dyer..."change the way you look at things and things you look at change". Have a great weekend and enjoy the full moon tonight. 🌝

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I love that quote and it's new to me so thanks for sharing it! Perfect! I'll have to look for the moon! It's pretty cloudy here, though...we're supposed to get more snow in the morning!

      Delete
  8. Replies
    1. You notice the little things, Gloria! I can tell in how you present your pretty foods on your blog with lovely dishes and arrangements! And pretty photos on my wall! ha.

      Delete
    2. Yes I love and appreciate Little things lol

      Delete
  9. A little notice can go a long way
    Looks like the birdie isn't enjoying the cold day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Better to notice what's all about
      than to miss out and pout
      ha.

      Delete
  10. "God loves the humble and resists the proud." What a beautiful picture of a humble little bird showing the majesty of the Almighty.

    A "Bird" Calendar....HaHa Just saying.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm thinking a bird calendar, too!

      Delete
    2. Have you ever sent any of your photos to the magazine Birds and Blooms. I think your picture are as good, and most of the way better than anything they share. My neighbor CeCe gives me her copies when she's through.

      Delete
    3. No, I have never done that. Would be really fun to send a few to them, though. I'll have to try that! :)

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. and there's lots to enjoy if we just look around!

      Delete

I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!