This little Tufted Titmouse looks like he is on High Alert. They stretch themselves to look taller when another bird is around - or at least that is how it seems to me. I've seen chickadees do this too. There is never a dull moment watching these sweet little birds! Available - HERE
As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful.
They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.
I just read it this morning ...... and it really spoke to me.
We all need a handful of dream-dust!!
My interpretation of dream-dust is that little sprinkle of confidence in your mind that you can actually attain your dreams! I'm not sure if that is the way he meant it or if he meant it in terms of sleep.
One of the things you learn when you live on a farm is that change comes at you whether you´re ready for it or not. Every season is punctuated with its own smells and tastes and you find yourself looking forward, waiting for the next thing to come along so you can take a bite of it.
Autumn is Nature's last party of the year. And dressing for the occasion, forests don their brightest attire, while the creatures follow suit with plush coats of fur. As the birds savor their final flights in the waning embers of light, Nature's children scamper about in search of manna for their winter pantries, pausing long enough to frolic in the heaps of newly fallen leaves.