Nature Has a Language…Simplistic Beauty, a Stabilized Community Captured in 5 easy steps

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove

It was a morning unlike most. Today the word was out and the neighborhood birds knew where breakfast was being served…it finally happened, the bird feeders were being used!!

Female Wren

Female Wren

Somehow they communicated and though we live in the city, one block from railroad tracks, it sounds as if we are in the heart of a jungle!

backyard 056backyard 021They are getting use to me now and don’t fly away as soon as I step out the door. Even our American Bulldog is tolerating them 🙂


We have seen a different variety and everyone of them appears to respect each others presence, except for the occasional visit from Raptors. Yesterday, a swallow-tailed kite started circling like a vulture. Out of no where a cat bird and a blue jay started darting at it’s tail and ran him off!

Swallow-tailed Kite

Later both species came back for a quick drink, here I was able to capture the blue jay.

backyard 054It seems as if they have claimed this as their territory and they aren’t about to tolerate having anyone, who sees them as dinner, circling around!

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

At this very moment I hear the cooing of the Doves, the “birdy birdy birdy” Cardinal’s voice (yes you get to know them) chirping of the lil Chickadees and then the king of them all; Mocking bird just letting you know who is in the neighborhood. His rendition is quiet amazing, however not to my husband and son who would like to sleep in!

Simplistic beauty, a stabilized economy, all this, found right in our own back yard! All I had to do was

  1. Fill up bird feeder’s with wild bird seed
  2. Hang them on branches in the trees
  3. Fill empty bird bath with water 🙂
  4. WAIT
  5. Capture the moment

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It’s kinda like writing. We all know the basics, nevertheless have to start somewhere. Nature is the best teacher. This is my motto KISS!!! Keep it simple silly, yup it all starts with a KISS.  

The Greatest mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or in defeat. Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment…  Bruce Lee

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 “Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word, the language put together into a most significant and universal sense. I wish to learn this language–not that I may know a new grammar, but that I may read the great book which is written in that tongue.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

                       To cherish … never forget … yes … recapture innocence~

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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10 Responses to Nature Has a Language…Simplistic Beauty, a Stabilized Community Captured in 5 easy steps

  1. Beautiful pics of nature. My favourite is the third down with the three birds about to eat:)
    Thanks for your visit.

  2. Cate Graham says:

    Loved your post and your beautiful bird photos, Brenda. I just love birds in spring all chirping away and busy with their nests as they create new life after a long winter.
    I was thrilled to find that Mrs. Robin has returned to use the nest she had last year and of course I had to take loads of photos of her. My Facebook friends will be sick of me by the time those little baby robins take flight! Mwhahaha!

    Cattitude and Gratitude

  3. Great pix. But my favorite is the one of your dog. Such a pretty pup.

  4. Lovely pictures…..all so well taken!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Joyce says:

    These are beautiful pictures. With my luck, I’d pick up squirrels.

    • Brenda says:

      lol we love squirrels too! We have many cats in our neighborhood and its odd not seeing ONE squirrel!! Thankful we have a fence and DOGS to keep the cats out too

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