Saturday, May 2, 2009

Nine doves lighted in the yard today like angels. They were so beautiful..Grey with hints of black. They ate off the white stones I have out front , with the Blackbirds and the sparrows. These same Doves often Coo mournfully outside my kitchen window. Cardinals flitted in and out of the other birds as they ate. The Cardinals, being the most mannerly of all the birds, will often fly off when other birds come to feed and wait until they are gone before they feast.

I hear them in the trees whistling, "Purty, purty... as they wait.
These beautiful birds, with their blood red bodies and midnight black beaks stand out in the green of the trees so magnificently.

Every time I go outside lately I have began to close my eyes when I sit in my chair . That way I can really tune in to the individual bird sounds. The blackbirds have so many songs. They delight my heart ...

The Sparrows with their shy sweet ways and dust bathes make me laugh. Nature can cheer my heart quicker than anything. It soothes my troubled spirit and brings me a sense of closeness with God.

Wishing you all a great weekend.

xoxo Nita

Today's song, Colors by Amos Lee

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Laurie in Ca. said...

We seem to be on the same page with the outdoors and the sounds of nature Nita, even across the miles as we are.:) I posted about this in my post this morning. It really does a soul good to sit quietly and drink in Gods splendor that is ours every day. We just need to get out there and enjoy. Love you girl!

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Annette said...

Lovely post....I'm so happy that everything has turned out good for your Elizabeth, that's the power of prayer. Well continue to keep her in my prayers though. Missed you, but I understand, and so do the rest of us!
Love to you~

kimberly said...

so happy to hear positive news with elizabeth....and i have soooo enjoyed all the bird songs in our yard too.....except for the one that sings at 3:oo A.M.....didn't know they did that...and even then i have to smile! :)
hugs, nita...
oh and one of my very fave songs!

Jen from Windy Ridge said...

So beautiful:)

vintage moon studio said...

You have had many wonderful posts lately Nita! Very thoughtful, showing what a lovely person you are. I hope things are going well for you today - you are always there in my thoughts and my prayers. xo Deb

Donna said...

I Love watching and listening to birds...Happy week sweetie!!hughugs

Just Joni said...

I love the picture you paint with all the lovely bird songs...very nice.

I love this song!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Lovely blog! I enjoyed my tour.


P.S. I can't imagine a sewer explosion--yuck!!

Denise Elizabeth said...


Lovely blog you have. Thanks for the comment. Blessings, Denise Elizabeth

truewonder said...


Lovely wisdom, wondering here...thanks for visiting me. You're very kind, your beauty shows in all your posts- thank you for lifting me...up.
Take care-
Terry aka truewonder

Traceytreasure said...

I also love doves and all the other birds but doves are my favorites!
My MIL loved birds too. I almost cried when I saw your comment on my blog today. My MIL's nickname was Nita. I thought as time passed it would get easier and I wouldn't miss her so much but the Mother's Days aren't getting any easier. I miss her.

Thanks for visiting today. Nice to meet you!


Anonymous said...

Sorry that I haaven't been by much but it's not because you haven't been on my mind. Love imagining you sitting on the porch listening to the birds. Such a pleasant thought. Glad to hear about Elizabeth. I'll pray the doctors can find the cause so her healing can begin.

Shelley said...

Hi dear Nita,your post is very beautiful,and I can so related...I love God's creation,the birds are magnificent creatures....the Cardinals are one of my favorites...I have noticed many times how the male is so protective of his mate,and will even carry seed and place in the females mouth while she waits on a near by so blesses me to watch the birds and take in their many different songs...I pray all is well with you and your dear Elizabeth...


Shelley said...

WHOOPS...I mean I can so relate....


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