Thursday, March 23, 2017

Relax and Enjoy

I hope that wherever you are you are enjoying the start of spring weather. It is a mild day here today and I'm loving it.Looking forward to many more days like it.
I have some pictures taken in the last month or so that I wish to share.

Yes, there is still snow on the ground, even as I'm typing this, but soon that will only be a memory.
This stone lying in one of my flower beds looked kind of interesting with the snow on it.

Mrs. Pileated has been a regular visitor to the suet at my window feeder. Yes,those spots are suet and other debris that the birds have flung onto the window. It will get cleaned once the temperatures are warmer, but until then, we put up with it.

The Black-capped Chickadee also enjoys the suet. Due to a camera that shoots multiple photos quite fast,I got this one in the act of eating.

Now,I must confess that I did not take this picture, although it was taken with my camera. Steve was sitting in the passenger seat as we drove through the Pembina Valley and asked me to stop so he could get this picture. I rather like it.

Now that is one grumpy looking bird, if ever I saw one. I hope this picture puts a smile on your face.

Closing Thought:
Stop every now and then. Just stop and enjoy.
Take a deep breath. Relax and take in the abundance of life.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sunset and Inspirations

I enjoy going out in the calm of the evening to capture the sunset.Some times I get to be witness to spectacular sky scenes and at other times it is more subdued, but either way,  it is wonderful to witness this special time. The beauty of it is that it happens daily so there are many chances to watch this and get pictures, as well.
Today, instead of a lot of chatter from me,I will share some quotes that I have found to be meaningful.I trust they will encourage, bless and inspire you.

None of us knows what the next change is going to
 be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting to change the tenor of our lives.
( Kathleen Norris)

Avoid looking forward or backward, try to keep looking upward.
( Charlotte Bronte)

I know that God is faithful.
I know that He answers prayers, many times in ways I may not understand.
(Shiela Walsh)

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
( Marie Curie)

Live your life while you have it.
Life is a splendid gift— there is nothing small about it.
( Florence Nightingale)

Closing Thought:
God bless you and utterly satisfy your heart….with Himself.
( Amy Carmichael)