Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Joy Of Springtime Birds

This is the time of spring bird migration. It is a season filled with excitement,as many birds are returning to their northern nesting grounds.

I will be sharing some of the many birds I get to see.

Today instead of my commentary, I am also sharing a poem written by someone else. I may have shared it before, but it bears repeating.

Am I wrong to be always so happy? 

Tundra Swans at the edge of the ice.


This world is full of grief;

Yet there is laughter of sunshine, 

to see the crisp green on the leaf,


Swans on the ice and a bald Eagle overhead.


Daylight is ringing with song-birds, 

and brooklets are crooning at night;


And why should I make a shadow when God makes all so bright?


Immature Bald Eagle


Earth may be wicked and weary, 


yet cannot I help being glad!


There is sunshine without and within me,

 

Canada Geese in flight.


and how should I mope or be sad?

God would not flood me with blessings, 


meaning for me only to pine


A majestic Bald Eagle.


Amid all the bounties and beauties he pours upon me and mine;


Therefore I will be grateful, and therefore will I rejoice;

My heart is singing within me; sing on, O heart and voice.

 

20 comments:

Karin said...

Spring is coming - such serene photos! Ahhh, to be flying.......

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a lovely and blessed poem! My favorite here is the lovely shot of the Tundra Swans with their reflection.

Sandra said...

This is a beautiful poem and I have not heard this one before. I really enjoyed it

Hootin' Anni said...

The poem is so appropos for our time these days!! And your photos, have my heart soaring.

happyone said...

Beautiful photos and I love the poem - It's how I feel too. :)

Lorrie said...

Lovely photos of migratory birds. The tundra swans are beautiful. Poetry has a way of saying things that makes one think.

Marie Smith said...

And so will I. Thank you for sharing.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh, I loved the poem AND the pictures. So perfect together! Love love love

George said...

Thanks for sharing that poem with us, and thanks, too, for the beautiful pictures.

Debbie said...

awwww, spring, the birds are feeling it too. these are really exceptional flight images!!!

E. said...

i think link ups where more cooler when we all first began the bloggy life ... i know i did lots of them. so many of those folks are long gone. it was fun while it did last ... i don't really have the time any more ... like i once did. oh well ... life go on stages u have more time and less ... u devote it when u can and so forth. have a great week. hope u will have a chance to get and do all that you so desire too. take care. ( :

photowannabe said...

The poem is perfect with your photos...
I love all the new life and those Tundra Swans especially.
What glorious design from the Master Designer.
Sue

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

Barb said...

Wonderful bird sightings! You are blessed to live in such a beautiful area.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely sightings and photographs.

All the best Jan

Rose said...

Oh, I so love that poem...and beautiful captures! (I bet your curtains you crocheted were beautiful!)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I love the poem and the beautiful photos.
Happy Spring!

Lois Evensen said...

So very lovely. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos and poem, Ruth! It is always better to focus on beauty and all the good things in life as much as possible.

Rose L said...

Lovely and fun. I am enjoying taking bird photographs and sharing on my blog.