Monday, May 31, 2010

Butterflies, Birds, and Bookends

Happy Memorial Day!
As we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, take time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
May God Bless the families and friends of those who gave their lives to protect our country.
A bee takes time to enjoy the nectar of a daisy...
while a butterfly rests upon a golden bouquet.
A bird's nest snuggled amongst the branches of an oak tree,
a protective papa Cardinal keeps watch,
as the mama Cardinal feeds her young.
Red Cardinals...
Blue Jays,
and the white chest of the Red-Headed Woodpecker,
make for a patriotic bird display of nature:).
On this Memorial Day Lizzy and Calvin have found a comfy place to nap...
on opposite ends of the sofa...
creating bookends.
Time to shift to the other direction...
and the bookends are there once again!

Blessings to all this Memorial Day!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH MY GOODNESS What a delightful and sweet post dearest! Thank you for visiting me today and for your kind words...such a blessing indeed to know that out there in blogland, we can connect with souls to share our views on life and the beauty of living it how we see it. I just love your world, your ideas, and your sweet, fuzzy bookends!!!! The perfect patriotic birds as well are a delight.

Have a marvelous day dearest! Anita

Eastlake Victorian said...


These are fantastic nature shots! Such beautiful visitors to your garden (and to your couch). Have a great Memorial Day!


Andrea said...

Kim, I love these images! They are so beautiful. I love to watch birds. What a wonderful tribute to Memorial Day! Well done!

There is so much beauty around your home, and I know it enriches your life and blesses you every day. And you have some very special bookends! :)

Much love,


Marilyn said...

Animals make life sweeter! Yours are just funny! Thanks for sharing! ♥♫

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm your newest follower!
and I enjoyed the beauty of this post! the bee on the flower especially!

we have a Jack Russell named Ginger! so that too we have in common!

come by sometime...for a visit!

enjoy your monday!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

crochet lady said...

Loved the photos of the outdoor and indoor critters! I've never seen cuter bookends.

Piney Rose said...

The napping pets are adorable. And as for the birds, isn't it funny that the female cardinal is the drab one - the male gets the pretty red feathers. I've always thought God got that backwards- LOL. Love your pretty tea things on your previous post!!!

Deanna said...

Happy Memorial Day to you as well!
Your babies have the right idea....ahhhhhhhhhh....comfy.

Debby said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post with us. Always like visiting here.

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Anonymous said...

thank you for that wonderfully sweet post...beautiful photos :D

The Blackwood Cottage said...

Great pictures! The dogs....well they are having a super duper life!

Fete et Fleur said...

It looks like you had a blessed Memorial Day! Your photos are beautiful.