Until I moved to South, I had never seen a “real” bluebird. In NYC we had loud squawking blue jays galore but not bluebirds.
The first time I saw a true blue bird in my Virginia backyard, I was so delighted by their vivid turquoise color that I understood why they are knicknamed the “bluebirds of happiness.”
Each spring I impatiently await their arrival. This year, they arrived in my garden on April 10th.
Thanks to Sherri at Antique Paperie, I can now watch bluebirds all year long. Check out her amazing gift tags and other vintage goods at www.antiquepaperie.com.
THE MYSTERY PROJECT UPDATE
We are now working on Part 3 (the final section) of the book. There are 21 chapters. Two are done and the third nearly so.
Posts may be sporadic for a while, while I burn the midnight oil.
A NEW VIEW
As promised, here are some of Ian’s photos.
I included ones taken at my house, as well as a few others that show his unique perspective on the world at large.
Close-ups are one of his specialties.
I admire how he waits patiently to get the shot he wants.
Like a cat...
Watching a goldfishHe knows when the moment is right.I love columns and his photo of these three is fabulous.
Ian takes summer fun to new heights.
Marshmallows any one?
He turns seed pods into a graphic design.
Even the forest floor takes on a new look.
Chocolate, one of my friendliest feathered friends, was fascinated by Ian
If you’d like to contact Ian about the rights to any of the shots shown here -- or to see more of his work -- you can write him at firstname.lastname@example.org.