Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Project Simple Pleasures2

My bloggie friend Dayle has encouraged us to stop and notice the small things, the simple pleasures of life.  I think it's a great idea, and goes a long way toward being grateful.  Feel free to join in at A Collection of This and That.

OK, I like birds.  No real reason, but I find them fun to watch.   And sometimes they are cute.    I have had three pet parakeets in my life, and each one has been funny in it's own way, so maybe that is where the fascination started.

Last year I put out a little bird feeder.  I can see it from the window above my kitchen sink.  And as long as Patch isn't out there barking them away, I get to watch various birdies visit and flit about in my yard.

Just the other day I tried my hand and getting some pictures through my window--and got a few that capture that morning's seed-feeding frenzy.

I think he's posing in this one...
As they would fly in and out, they would get that feeder spinning and they would take a little carousel ride.

hang on, little birdies!
Watching birds is a simple pleasure, and I'm grateful for it.  (Even if it makes me sound a bit like an old lady...)


Dayle said...

Dawn, I love this Simple Pleasures post! I wish I had more opportunities to watch birds, but, alas, the squirrels rule our yard--both front and back. I think they tend to scare away the birds, but I do love watching them whenever I get the chance. Just yesterday, I saw my very first hummingbird in the backyard. It lasted for a split second but it brought me out of my chair, just to see it there. Lovely photographs!

Beth said...

Well done with the pictures! I am impressed..... and I think it would be fun to watch, too. I love that you took time to find joy in the little birdies.

Karen said...

Dawn birds are wonderful creatures to watch. How fun, they eat and can take a spin!

Debbie said...

I love to watch birds too! I think they know it because in both houses where we have lived, they come regularly and put on a little show.

That little romp that you photographed would have been a simple pleasure for me too.

Cindy said...

I love to watch hummingbirds....I could spend hours watching them flutter here and there. They are always moving.

BTW, I don't think that makes you a old lady. :)

Hope you having a blessed day!

Karen said...

I love your simple pleasure. That's what makes life enjoyable.
So glad I dropped by your place.
I'm joining you at the party.
Drop by to see me.

Gayle said...

These pictures are wonderful. Love the birds and the feeder. A great simple pleasure. Thanks for sharing.

Joan said...

Dawn - I love feeding the little birds. We have four feeders and I love to see the birds flock to them in the winter.


Stephani said...

This is a pleasure! I've been wanting to learn more about birdhouses so I can bring more of the country into my city life. I don't know where to begin though. I would especially like to see som hummingbirds nearby!

imoomie said...

We're kindred spirits!

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