Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Skating Bluebirds????

I love having fun with my family. Yes, there are many things we have to do that are just no fun....some are actually disliked...like some chores, memorizing multiplication facts, studying grammar, etc, BUT there is SO much in life to enjoy. Even little things can add a sense of joy, of contentment, of belonging together.

When possible, I try to introduce little surprises or a fun way of looking at something. My kids may call out, "Mom, come and look!" and we enjoy a sunset together....or a bunny in the backyard....or one of their sibling's fun activities in the backyard.

I have tried to help my family enjoy those little things.....and I am convinced that God puts many of those little things out there for us to enjoy.....if we take the time to look...............

These bluebirds were so funny.....the birdbath was iced over and they slid on the top.....it was lots of fun watching them. :)



They look frozen to the ice, but they aren't - they just skated a bit, then flew off and came back to do 
it again.  
Poor thing - no water....only ice.




    
 These bluebirds were in the woods when the kids and I were on a hike. We all enjoy hiking and exploring.....through the woods or other places. What a treat to see bluebirds in the winter.


This is another one of the birds with the frozen birdbath.....they kept flying around here and we enjoyed watching them. Shortly after this, my dad went out to chip the ice away and add fresh water - he takes care of his wild birds.





These are simple things.....they look fun because we took the time to look and enjoy. The same can be said for seeing leaves falling in the fall, or snow coming down, or a caterpillar moving along. There are treasures to be discovered all over the place. I want to continue teaching my children to look for them.....and to thank God for many things.  I want us to be thankful people, not complainers.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones." Proverbs 17:22

Consider looking for treasures in your own world....and teach others to do the same. Have a great day and thank you for joining me. :)


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30 comments:

  1. Funny! I didn't realize at first they were real!

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    1. I am so glad we were able to see them - they were so fun. :)

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  2. So cute! wonderful pictures. :)

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  3. Such a simple thing, but such a beautiful experience. That must have been so great to watch the bluebirds skating. I wish I could have seen it.

    Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! :)

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    1. It was exciting and I was frantically trying to capture it on camera before they stopped. Such moments are fleeting, which makes them all the more special. :) Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for the blog link up!

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  4. That's cute about the bluebirds. Glad to know your dad went out to bust up the ice for them. We don't see much of the Bluebirds until spring up here. Visiting from Anything Blue Friday.

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    1. He is a softie and takes good care of the wildlife around. :) We don't get any bluebirds at all here, so it was a special treat for us to see them. Thank you for visiting.

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  5. we had bluebirds looking for water on our birdbath which had 6" of snow on it. I wasn't fast enough to get any photos though. Bluebirds look even prettier against the white snow.

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    1. Oh, too bad to miss those pictures........I have started trying to keep a camera with me most of the time........but I, too, still miss some really good picture opportunities. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  6. Must have been funny to see them "skate!" Happy week to you:)

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    1. It was delightful....and such a surprise. :)

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  7. You did so well to capture those incredible scenes...I enjoyed looking at your sensational photographs so much so thank you for sharing.
    I adore watching and feeding my feathered visitors in my garden. I too am having to change the ice for fresh water every morning. Unfortunately, I don't have bluebirds visiting but I do have lots of different kinds. I know have to practice getting a shot like yours ;D
    Waving from a Bonnie Scotland!
    Have a great Blue Monday

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    1. I don't get bluebirds here either - I enjoyed seeing these at my parent's house in the country....what a treat. :)

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  8. Hi Joy,

    Your name is perfect for your personality! I love your photos, and I especially love the blue birds.

    I'm looking forward to reading your comment on my blue crab post. Please come back.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday!

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  9. What pretty photos, love how you got them on the ice skating :)
    Joy at Books and Life

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    1. Thank you.......I guess it was a matter of being in the right place, at the right time....and freezing while I took tons of pictures. :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. I like to enjoy the outdoors with my grandchildren. We don't have bluebirds by us, but recently we were watching a pair of blue jays.

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    1. We don't have bluebirds either, so I was really glad to see these at my parents place in the country. We watch the blue jays here also... Thank you for visiting....it was nice to have you. :)

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  11. Fabulous photos. Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.ourprettylittlegirls.com/

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  12. Joy, I loved these photos! The bluebirds do look like they were ice-skating. I like the message you shared here to delight in the blessing of God and share them with your family.

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    1. Thank you.... there is so much to delight in... God gives us so many fun things...we see them when we look for them. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  13. Hi Joy! Beautiful photos and an awesome post. I never seen blue birds, they look like so delicate and lovely. Nature is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you.... so glad to have you visit.... God bless you and your day. :)

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  14. Once again beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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