My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy.
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Nice words to complement the beautiful blue feathers.
Thanks so much, Frank! I hope the words did it justice! 🙂
We get them at our feeders occasionally, blow in by a summer storm. Beautiful birds. Nice photo.
Great, Roger! We live on a river; they love the water and the many trees so we get them often. 🙂
Beautiful capture, Tom! 😍
Thank you, Amy! 🙂 Your recent bird shots were excellent! I sure hope that the bluejays do better regarding adjusting to the West Nile virus.
What a magnificent bird, its deep blue colour is so elegant.
Thanks, Genie! 🙂 When i first saw one, many years ago, i thought “that can’t be, no wild birds are that brilliant around here.” They are here… and we are fortunate to get them every year in the backyard!
Wow! Such a lovely bright colour – and marvellous poem 🙂
Thanks, Sci! 🙂 We have them nesting in our backyard every spring; they like the river and the many trees apparently!
You are so lucky to have so much wonderful nature all around you 🙂
Beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Malaika! That kind of bird needs to be shared! 🙂
such a wonderful blue bird, Thomas. I look nearly the same when I have the blues, hehe
I would suggest you to get the blues more often, then; but, no, that’s not what is suggested!
(They have the blues in the “right” way!) 🙂
Wow .I love birds but I have never seen a blue one yet in real life.It would be such a gif from the Gods to see one.Lucky you.
They are even more spectacular in real life. Quite something to see, Maria! 🙂
Beautiful poem. What an incredible blue!
Thanks, Karen! Sometimes i still feel like rubbing my eyes from disbelief when i see them! 🙂
Wonderfully matched words to accompany such a beautiful bird! That blue is just breathtaking! Well done!💜
Thanks so much! Though no mere words can give this bird justice, i tried a little bit! 🙂
Beautiful photo and poem!
Thank you so very much! (Stay curious and introverted! I did!) 🙂
Wonderful blue! And great words to go with it!
Thank you, Mary! 🙂 They are really spectacular to see in real life… a lot like flying jewels!
beautiful way for framing the shot! nice!
Glad to hear it, Joshua! I like it too! 🙂 (My wife told me that i shouldn’t use that kind of border because it doesn’t look good!)
This is a gorgeous colored bird. Great pic Tom.
The indigo bunting is a favorite but I’ve never been able to capture it at close range on film – great work. The buntings were prevalent this year here in southwestern Pennsylvania around late May – early June.