Blue Birds Beginning

Awhile ago I entered the Green Giveaway here and was humbled when "ELK" was chosen as a winner. The prize of a charming frame arrived wrapped in such a colorful box

all of the blues and greens that speak to me, along with a perky blue jay on the card inside.

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It became delightfully apparent that this day was going to continue to be special beyond the framed photo wrapped in a wonderful box. As I opened the blinds in the family room later that afternoon he was lounging on the oak tree branch AND I actually was holding my camera, wonder of wonders I caught this!

Now, nearly a month later I am creating hand made birds for a fun project which will be the "Red or Gray Give Day" on Tuesday. Be happy wherever you may be perched!

19 comments:

Liss said...

A sign that this gift was defiantly meant for you.

That Jessica is so clever to not only does she send you a beautifully wrapped present but a live blue bird as well.

martie said...

Gorgeous - ad congratulations on the win! Dealing with water and cold issues, so when I read the last sentence of your post, I smiled. It has certainly made me turn around and focus on nice things and not dwell on things I have no control over just now. A perfect start to my day - thank you!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

LOL Liss... how does that Jessica coordinate such a feat?

Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

kath said...

I have a bluejay in my backyard. He thinks he owns it and screams at me every time I go outside. He doesn't mind the birdseed that I leave out for him though. Ungrateful wretch, but I do love him anyway!

Shalet said...

How cool is that?!! Can't wait to see your projects!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Well, if that's not an affirmation that the gift was meant for you....I don't know what is :)

Oh yeah, I was wondering if that extra special order would come at the same time ;) I'm good like that!

Gayle said...

What a pretty prize and beautiful wrapping! The blue jay outside of your window and you with camera in hand, serendipity!

Toni said...

Don't you love it when you have your camera in hand when the perfect shot just happens to come along? Well done, ELK!!

Lucky you for winning the prize. =)

spread your wings said...

so amazing - the pretty package (and gift) wrapped with a blue jay then the blue jay proudly waiting for you to snap it's picture just outside your window, and you so ready and steady to take it. wonderful!
Can wait to see your handmade birds!

J and Z said...

ooo what will happen on tuesday?? can't wait! love your blue jay photo...

Suvarna said...

A day of gifts, how wonderful! Looks like that bluejay knew you were camera ready. Lovely pose he gave you.

Georgia B. said...

good for you! i love blue birds.

i love that you captured a real one on camera and so timely.

great themed post. but you always have great themes for your posts. :)

Chris said...

Wow, don't you just love that? I think we should just walk around with a camera around our necks sometimes. It's always the moments when I DON'T have a camera that I miss out on something awesome.

That's cool how it came sort of full circle, eh? Beautiful photo!

vsmphotography said...

Beautiful bluejay... and beautiful craft! Looks like you had a BEAUTIFUL weekend.

Jennifer said...

Lovely prize.
Isn't that Jay a handsome one!

PS ~ Stop by my blog. I got a little something for ya'.

Beth said...

all very magical if I do say so myself !!!

and of course, beautiful !

{and that new driver....oh I feel your pain}

Jewels said...

Amen on the blues & greens. We drove through the top tip of Texas on our way home from NM. The blue sky was so awesome, but I might miss the green :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what a fun series of photos. I like how your banner is now red and gray... it depends on the day

Elizabeth said...

oh wow. how did she coordinate that! or maybe the bird saw the present through the window and had to pop in to say hello to a new friend. :)