Getting away is a much needed way to revive, change perspectives and venture out of what pulls at you on a daily basis. But its always good to get back home. Especially when you have such an eager community of birds to welcome you.
When I put the suet out, I had to smile at how quickly they all arrived, downies, blue jays, cardinals, a family of titmice with their funny juvenile calls, chickadees and wrens celebrating with song, all came to the suet feeder. The hummingbird feeder is also nearby so it felt like I returned to a fairyland of birds. My presence didn't seem to matter in the least which is the reason I was able to get these shots of one of the blue jays that comes around. Initially, the jays were nervous and flighty, as they should be. But lately, maybe with familiarity and hungry mouths to feed, they ignore my presence. Its a special treat to get these close views, a special homecoming.
Linked to Bird Photography Weekly #41 at Birdfreak.com to promote the conservation of our world's birds and the world they live in.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.