p a u s i n g

among the branches of life
slightly rusted
yet bright
blue
bluerust.jpg
birdhouse.jpg
leslie
feelings of black and white as well
flying anywhere towards
simplicity .. trust .. hope

41 comments:

cinner said...

simplicity, trust and hope...wonderful images ELk. I have bluejays that come every summer and eat from my hand. It is lovely.

Chrissie said...

Love the rusty bluebird and the gentle sentiments

Joan Elizabeth said...

The blue bird is enhanced by the rust ... like the knocks and bumps of life which help us to learn simplicity, trust, hope

Marcie said...

Love the slightly rusted bird. Like all of us - thru the branches of life.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I like this post...You have such a way with words and pictures.
FYI...My son got the job :)

Jean M Fogle said...

great images and words for a blustery winter day!

Kamana said...

wonderful images. i really love the second one.

puna said...

Love the aviary theme today. I want to fly away, to someplace warm:)

smith kaich jones said...

" . . . flying anywhere towards . . . " Love that. It reminds me of a Kevin Welch song: ". . . she figures she'll know where she is when she's there . . . "

Love this.
Debi

beth said...

my post and yours today feel like they are holding hands and taking a walk together....

Christina said...

all so wonderful. i especially love the bird house.
x

Mrs. E said...

Great shots--and I adore birdhouses!!

neva gagliano said...

the simpler, the easier to trust, i think. just keep moving those wings of ours, and theirs. everywhere.

Tracy said...

simplicity .. trust .. hope... Wonderful words for a New Year, Elk. I love me some good rust, that extra touch always makes things so much prettier. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

S. Etole said...

I like what you see tucked away ...

Caroline said...

Just wonderful...love the quiet feeling here today...

*jean* said...

ooo i would love to zero in on that rusty blue bird's body and use that as a layer....beautiful!

Relyn said...

Your pairings are always perfection. Always.

Jeanne Klaver said...

So adorable! Love that blue and rust combo!

Char said...

the blue is so well spotted. i love your little birds always.

joyce said...

I really like the one of the birdhoue, the way its situated it looks like it was built around the branch.

nAncY said...

nice post

Debbie said...

A little bit blue and a little bit rusty - that pretty much sums up my mood today. Hope you have a great weekend.

Jac said...

Hey Elk, Happy New Year!! I've missed your lovely words and images. I'm just trying to catch up with everyone. I love that rusty bird - gorgeous!

maccandace said...

Gorgeous, I love that blue bird, too, the rust makes him more interesting.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi ELK I'm always suprised how a simple bird like this last one can make my day. It's extraordinary.

caramela said...

I adore that blue bird- Just lovely!
Annamaria xx

Jewels said...

That sounds just wonderful ELK.

Country Girl said...

so peaceful here.

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Claire said...

the twig in the pages of the journal. the texture. the simplicity.

myletterstoemily said...

love birds, bird houses, and your blog!

vchelle said...

Love the header! It's amazing what we find among the branches... I love it when I find sunshine!

elizabeth said...

I saw my first bluebird when I moved to CA. I was so happy to find them in OR too. Along with blue jays (though bluebirds are my favorite). They just make my morning whenever I see one.

Liss said...

What a beautiful blue bird to be greeted by in the garden. Slightly weathered adds character.

spread your wings said...

these images are wonderful together. love that bluejay. you're so poetic.

patty said...

i've had a thing for this silloutted bird for the last year... it's simple and beautiful! and the birdhouse... did you make that, too? love it.
happy day to you!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

oh i love these collaging images of same subject in different directions. i love how you do that.

sassyredvw said...

The best thing about the mugs was the affirmations inside each one! Thank you for taking the time to make memories for each of us of our weekend "escape" ... you are amazing!
XOXO
Becky

Kellee said...

Love the little details of life around us.