Joyful Day

What is a Joyful Day?

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It’s the first “porch” day of the year with my coffee and camera – despite the snow banks that still line the house and yard.

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It’s watching this little guy continue to drain my bird feeder.

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It’s the flocks of dark-eyed juncos enjoy the the only spot of bare ground in the yard – the septic field. Startled, the fellow on the right flew right into the snow bank.

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It’s this little fox sparrow grazing just feet away from me.

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It’s the red-breasted nuthatches fluttering in and out, looking like little bandits.

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They never linger, constantly on the move.

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It’s seeing pine siskins for the first time this season.

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It’s the beauty of the birds in flight.

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It’s the thrill of a dozen grackles or so who descended for a moment before moving on.

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It’s hearing the outdoors come alive with the voices of nature.

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It’s watching these little seedlings sprout and grow.

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Every time I see them growing strong, I smile. A happy sign of things to come.

It’s amazing what a little sunshine, warmth, and the promise of spring can do for a girl!

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One Response to Joyful Day

  1. Helen Stephens says:

    An absolute joy to share your wonderful photographs and beautiful surroundings!
    Greetings from sunny Brisbane, where, if we are lucky, the evening temp will drop to 19C tonight- winter on its way in Oz. 🙂
    Cheers,
    Helen

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