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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Merry, Merry!



I snapped these photos today from my kitchen desk
and they were just too cute not to share!

I immediately thought of the Henry David Thoreau quote,

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a 
moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished by that 
circumstance than I should have been by any
epaulet I could have worn."

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season 
and the last few days of 2017!  Sending love 
and good wishes to all my blog friends!  

44 comments:

  1. Wow! Finally, a post! I guess that's your Christmas present to us, huh? Hope your holiday season is going well.

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    1. I know....finally! Here I am...still alive. :) Hope you had a good Christmas.
      The big kids were here for several days and left yesterday, so we are just
      enjoying the aftermath of leftovers and days of vacation. We need to catch up.
      I owe you a call...haven't forgotten. :)

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  2. she looks like she has a lovely hat with bird attached!!! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Doesn't she? Had to laugh at the first one...almost looks like I
      did a Photoshop but I assure you that it is not. Very fun!

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    2. PS...got you email...will write soon!

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  3. Prize worthy photos.
    It's a story in one shot.

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  4. thank you! wishing you and your family much love, happiness and wellness in the new year. Your garden lady is beautiful. love her picture. Taria

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    1. And good sending you the same good wishes! Garden Girl is just photogenic, what can I say.
      And the birds were just the added touch! haha.

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  5. Hi Betsy - good to see you ... and so glad the big kids were with you and you're now luxuriating a little as you unwind before 2018 comes full on at us! Love the sculpture - and the way you nurture her and give her life ... have a very happy rest of the year and all the best to you and the family for 2018 - cheers Hilary

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    1. Merry Christmas to you! Is it a little colder where you are this year? :)
      Hope you've had a wonderful holiday.

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  6. Beautiful pictures love the quote.

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  7. Wowweeeee
    A post from thee
    Great shots indeed
    They sure are having fun at your feed
    Hope lots of merry fun was had
    there at your pad

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    1. We were merry merry it is true
      and now we are tired, the whole darn crew.

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  8. Betsy, it is good to hear from you. I am behind on all of my blogging! Glad to hear you had a good Christmas!

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    1. Oh, I don't think anyone is more behind than me. I miss it. Going to
      try to get back into the routine and catch up with my friends. :)

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  9. Glad that you had a nice Christmas with the big kids, Betsy!

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    1. Thank you! They were here four days and it flew by
      way to fast. :)

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  10. Glad to see you again and hope you had a Merry Christmas.

    You keep telling us you are Irish and want to be kissed . . . but you are seemingly never here . . . . hahaha!!

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  11. Good to see a post! Glad you had a nice Christmas with the big kids. :)
    These pictures are just perfect!

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  12. Good to hear from you. Hope you had a good Christmas.

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    1. Yes I did, Furry. Hope you've dug out of that snow by now! :)

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  13. It is belated... Merry Christmas.

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  14. They are cute photos. Whenever one of us is in the kitchen and we see the birds come (the last one was a woodpecker), we call out "Come and see!"). It never gets old watching the birds!
    So glad the big kids could be with you.

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    1. We do the same! Love to watch them! :)

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  15. Garden Girl looks quite beautiful in her winter hat, the poem is perfect !
    Sounds like your Christmas was lovely, gathered in the fold.
    Happy New Year to you and yours dear friend.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Happy New Year! Yes, we had the whole family home for Christmas. Yay!

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  16. Garden Girl is beautifully adorned and has feathered admirers. And who wouldn't?
    Nice to see you back here. I check once in a while. Busy Betsy!

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    1. Best money I ever spent was on her as far as daily enjoyment in any season!
      She's so fun!

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  17. The picture is simply beautiful! The quote fits perfectly! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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  18. Such beautiful pictures !!
    Happy New Year !!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Ela! We sure are off to a freezing start here! Brr!

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  19. I fell in love with this shot when I saw it on face book. For the first time, as I am typing this I see a little bird making a nest in a pine tree outside our upstairs apartment window. I'm so excited. I hope I can get a picture, as she just flew away. Happy New Year.

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    1. I hope you get to see that bird fill her nest and raise her babies! So fun to watch the story from beginning to end!

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  20. You're right, they're really cute :) I wish you Happy New Year! :)

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