Blog Challenge 2017

Blog Challenge 2017

Thursday, April 2, 2015

B is for Birds Outside My Window



Birds Outside My Window

Woodpeckers, nuthatches, cardinals and jays
Chirping, twittering and tweeting,
They visit the feeders on winter days
Even when it’s snowing or sleeting

Gluttonous starlings squabble and squawk
Scaring the chickadees away,
They’d probably be swearing if they could talk
Just imagine what they’d say!

I always love to photograph the birds
It gives me so much pleasure,
Some things are hard to put in words
My photos are such a treasure.

I’d love to attain that state of being
So pure, so wondrous and fine,
Being a bird must be simple and freeing
A miracle of Nature’s design.


This April I am participating in the A-Z Challenge 



and the NaPoWroMo Challenge NaPoWriMo where I will write a post and a poem for each letter of the alphabet each day in April except for Sundays.

26 comments:

  1. You are so passionate about birds Cat...I can see it in the pictures you click and the posts you write. Beautifully penned as usual :)

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    1. Thanks very much, Vinodini. I do love my birds!

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  2. Nice poem Cat :) I like clicking pictures of birds too :)

    Betrayed

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    1. Thanks, Swathi. I love taking photos of birds and other creatures in nature like the squirrels and chipmunks. So therapeutic. I'd love to know what kind of birds you take photos of, Swathi. Must be different from Canada.

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  3. Your passion for our feathered friends is reflected in your photos and the poem, Cathy. Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. Yes, I do love my birds!

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  4. That's a beautiful ode to your feathered friends! :)

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  5. I'm in love with your Mr. and Mrs, Cat! :) Love the pics! *Shalini @TaleofTwoTomatoes*

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    1. Thanks, TOT! I do love my cardinal couple the best. I don't get to see them nearly enough, especially now that it's spring.

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  6. That was so sweetly expressed, Cat! Sweet and simple, that's how your poetry is! Your love for your feathered friends comes alive through your poetry.

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    1. Thanks, Shilpa! I appreciate your kind words about my poetry.

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  7. What a lovely poem and pictures for the birds. They sure do brighten my day.
    Your poetry is so easy to understand and I enjoy it always.

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    1. Thanks so much, Inderpreet. Much appreciated.

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  8. Hmm, wonder if you love birds so much 'cause of your name, i.e., 'Cat!' ;) How wonderful to see such birds and such a lovely poem to match! :) <3

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    1. Hahah! You're a funny one, Elly. I only take photos, I don't try to catch them like a real cat would do. I don't let Kobie out. He'd be after them for sure.

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  9. Ms.Birdie Passionate! Lovely poem. and all the best for the A to Z challenge.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ajay. Much appreciated.

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  10. Wonderful! I saw my first robin of the season when I pulled back the curtains this morning, and it made my heart sing. :)

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    1. So exciting to see that first robin, isn't it, Laurel? We Canadians really appreciate spring so much.

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  11. Nice observation and a wonderful poem. I too wonder about all their chirping in the morning.

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    1. Thanks, Janaki. Some of them can be very noisy. I hear the blue jay squawking out there right now.

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  12. I think the only thing I would miss about being Human is the ability to write and put my feelings into words :) Other than that, the bird life sounds pretty lovely! :)


    *Shailaja/Alternate Angles/A-Z*

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    1. I agree, Shailaja. The bird life would probably be tough with our cold winters but I still wouldn't mind being able to fly.

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  13. You've taken those photographs? They're really pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much bF. I appreciate you stopping by.

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