Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Quote du jour/John Townsend Trowbridge


But cheerily the chickadee
Singeth to me on fence and tree

From Midwinter
by John Townsend Trowbridge
(1827-1916)

12 comments:

  1. A cute quote for those sweet little birds.

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  2. Nan, chickadees are one of my favorite little birds! They are so cute. My Dad used to be able to get them to land on his hand if he put sunflower seeds in it-really amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I feel so bad for these New England birds-- hopefully lots of kind people are feeding them :)

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  4. That is really lovely, Nan. Did you take that picture??

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  5. Look at that wing action on the one at the feeder!! Well done, Nan!!

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  6. My son just had a bird book home yesterday and told me at night chickadees sleep in large groups, huddled together for warmth, usually in tree hollows. A cute thing to picture!

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  7. Love this! Great picture too! Those words are very calming.

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  8. Aw, I love chickadees. They're some of my favourite birds. Snappily dressed, charming, and very bold. Lovely photo, Nan!

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  9. It comes from my Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening calendar, Lisa.

    Sherri, I've heard of this happening, but not to me. It must be wonderful.

    Diane, the ones around here are sure doing fine!

    Kay, I did. I loved the wings in motion and the colors. They even match my blog, I think. :<)

    Les, point and shoot and hope for the best; that's my photographic mantra. :<)

    Alison, I am so glad to hear that. I've never known where they went when they left my feeders. Thank your boy for that great information. It made my day.

    Laura, they are just the cheeriest little birds. Our maple is full of them these days.

    Kiirstin, I love your description of them!

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  10. Chickadees are the sweetest birds. We have them in our garden all throughout the year. They make me think of back home (im Mass.) and then my grandmother, who said a happier bird never lived.
    I'm so glad you liked the potatoes and eggs! They do hit the spot. :)
    Hope you are staying warm and toasty.

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  11. Yep, we're on the SAME WAVELENGTH! Late last night I posted about BIRD WORDS, the songs, whistles, and words uttered by some of my favorite birds, and portraits of each bird.

    Sending thanks for the quote du jour. I love it.

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  12. Karin, what a dear thing your grandmother said, and how wonderful that you remember it. Yup, those potatoes and eggs were great!

    Oh, Sharon, that's amazing. I'll come over.

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