"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, May 24, 2012

chickadee!














Chickadee
Debbie Penington
May 23,  2012 


A hopeful hand held open
offering a tiny seed
a single seed

a nervous flutter looking
down in contemplation
yes, it's tempting

a decision to be brave 
because there's no turning back
once committed

a chickadee sized feast
trustingly enjoyed,
and a grateful perch.


*Audrey would like everyone to know that she too had her special moments with the chickadee but apparently no one loves her enough to take pictures!

Blessings, Debbie

29 comments:

  1. How amazing. What a special moment, for both your girls to experience. Lucky little bird as well.

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  2. How wild is that?!!! Not many people can say they have done that in their live time, simply awesome!

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  3. I'd read that chickadees will do that! What a wonderful, magical post! Your girls are so lovely and those pictures are fabulous!
    Hugs,
    Courtney

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  4. That is a amazing. I had NO idea they would do that....did you? And I love your poem. I see so much more than a chickadee and seed. I see God holding his hand out to me and that moment when I have to commit, to trust, and land enjoy the feast God has for me...safely perched in his hand. Really. That's what I read this morning in your poem and pictures. Thanks.

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  5. The Bird Whisperer!! Oh, I love this and I love the poem you wrote, Debbie. Bless Audry's heart! =D xoxo ~ t

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  6. K, my youngest is jealous, she so desperately wants to do something like that!!

    Great line "A grateful perch."

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  7. I am amazed! That is the neatest series of photos I've seen :)

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  8. That is so neat!

    Great photos of the bird coming in for a landing....

    Deanna

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  9. How miraculous is that?! And your poem is wonderful too, Debbie.

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  10. Debbie, Bekah's dream is to have a chickadee eat from her hand! She read in the Burgess Bird Book for Children that a chickadee can learn to do that, and she has longed to have it happen to her ever since. I just showed her these photos and she ooohed and aaahed and squeaked!
    These photos are stunning! Thank you (and Erin...and Audrey who is lesser loved ~wink~) for sharing these moments with us!)

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  11. Oh! Breathtaking photos!!! How neat to have a chickadee eat from their hands! Wow! What a beautiful moment and a beautiful poem!

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  12. Incredible pictures! What a neat memory for all of you!

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  13. All I can see is.......wow! Always told you your children are special. Great job, Mom! xo

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  14. How so very sweet!! That is such a memorable moment for you all, knowing that birds are wild and timid in general and yet, this one put trust in you all. And, long enough to get some good photos!

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  15. This is so awesome...I want to do this too!

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  16. Wow...great pictures and what a cool experience!

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  17. Great photos! (Poor Audrey) ;)

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  18. Really great pictures ~ hard to do with a little bird flitting all about! I wonder how it came to be so tame? Very cool and I am glad I popped onto your blog to see this!

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  19. Birds are so sweet, just like the poem! And your daughters did very well! love,andrea

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  20. I enjoy seeing the differences in the western and eastern chickadees - ours is whiter in the lighter parts. It looks like it stayed with them for a good long while! For a little birdie, they sure are gutsy.

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  21. BEAUTIFUL! I love this... everything about it!

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  22. How wonderful! Our chickadees are little fatter and puffier and lighter in color. My boys would love to feed one.

    P.S. - does Audrey have a bloody nose? Or trying not to sneeze?

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  23. How fun!! Wow. :) .....(of course Audrey has a bloody nose). ;)

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  24. Great fun for the family. Sorry that Audrey had a nosebleed. I'm sure that she is loved enough... tHope that someone will take pictures of her feeding the chickadees.
    My uncle hand feeds chickadees. It's awesome to see. JB

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  25. Beautiful poem, and photos!! Actually, I would say...Quite Amazing!!! :) How did you capture these???? :) I love them! You know I just painted a mixed-media painting of a bird similar to these photos. With a bird...and: "TRUST"...because God cares about us... are the words I used in it! :) Thanks for sharing!!

    happy weekend to you!
    xoxo...Gloria

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  26. How neat is THAT??? What fun. So glad you got pictures.

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  27. Ahhhh, I've found the real chickadee whisperers. This one looks as if he needs a few seeds, too. He's so thin! Amazing photography!

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