Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Gift



Floating softly down,
it landed upon
the gravel path.

When?
Yesterday,
today,
a moment ago?
Not sure.

Bright yellow
captures attention,
eyes look down,
hand reaches
to pick it up.

A feather.
A gift.

Thank you,
Northern Flicker.

52 comments:

  1. Oh what a beautiful find, it's such a lovely colour feather

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    1. It was, I don't often find Northern Flicker feathers, but when I do I am always happily surprised.

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  2. So pretty! I love finding treasures like that.

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    1. Thanks Anke. It certainly is a treasure.

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  3. those colors would make a fabulous shawl, don't you think?

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  4. when you see the beauty of our surroundings...hope flourishes :0) what a lovely gift you have received.

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  5. What a beautiful feather and even more beautiful words...

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  6. you are so lucky... what gorgeous, colourful visitors you have !!!

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    1. They are pretty amazing birds, so beautiful!

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  7. Gorgeous- it's all about opening ones eyes, isn't it? So much goodness and beauty when you open your eyes to light!

    www.hollandsreverie.blogspot.com

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    1. YES!!!!! As I walked home with this feather I wondered how many people had walked over it, and didn't even notice it.

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  8. Gorgeous colors to brighten the blues of winter.

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    1. Yes, such a lovely find on a cold winter day.

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    1. Definitely. And it now has a prominent spot on my nature shelf :)

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  10. such a beautiful gifts... and i just love your simple poetic lines to go with it.

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  11. Gorgeous. What a bright spot of sun in the midst of snow and winter. Love those kinds of finds (gifts).

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    1. They are the best. I knew you would get it :)

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  12. most definitely a gift. keep it near. have a fab weekend Kim!

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    1. I will, it has found a spot on my nature shelf, above the kitchen sink :) Thank you Autumn, you too!

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  13. Beautiful. A gift indeed.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Kim!

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  14. A lovely gift, peaceful words. I love moments like that.

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    1. Thank you my friend. Hope you are feeling better. xo

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  15. Oh how beautiful. The perfect gift :)

    I am knitting a shawl in very similar colours, lots of the brown with hints of the yellow :)

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    1. Oh, can't wait to see it. I bet it will be beautiful.

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  16. It's like a game to figure out which feathered friend sends which feather! :) My littles would love that actually. A truly beautiful gift.

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    1. It is! I didn't have to play it this time, as I have found a northern flicker feather before. But when I found my first one I have to admit it was quite challenging to figure it out, and I eventually needed a little help from a very experienced nature friend :)

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  17. Wow, what great colour! That rivals our subtropical lorikeets :)
    And a Northern Flicker, what a name!
    Great gift from nature. xx

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    1. It is pretty spectacular. I remember seeing the lorikeets on your blog, they are beautiful. It is a great name isn't it, and they are beautiful birds.

      Hope you are well my friend. xo

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  18. How nice! a magical gift :)

    Happy weekend!!

    Lluisa xoxo

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    1. Magical, indeed! Thanks, you too!

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  19. What a beautiful feather, and the colors... That is so amazing to take the time to look around us and noticed this magical things... ♥

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    1. Yes, it is stunning, and the bird it comes from is stunning too. It is a true blessing to be aware and notice the world around us, as well as the magic in it. It takes practice, and some days I am not so good at it, but on the days when I am, goodness it does feel so good.

      xo

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  20. A gift indeed. Beautiful photos, beautiful words!

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  21. What a beautiful feather, and your words capture it beautifully too.

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    1. It is gorgeous, I feel lucky to have found it. Thank you.

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