Beauty of the Birds By Cat Graham I love to watch birds throughout the year Out my living room window, so far yet so near, Their beauty and endurance never fails to inspire As they flit to the feeder or sit on the wire, The Canadian winter is not for the faint But the birds endure it without complaint, So many birds in all shapes and sizes Each day is different and full of surprises, I take lots of photos to capture their beauty In a way I feel like it is my duty, To capture this moment and keep it forever That’s why I began this photo endeavour, One day I’ll be old and then I’ll be gone But my birdie photos will live on and on. I am participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge, writing a blog post for every letter of the alphabet every day (except Sundays) in the month of April.
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