bird & shadows

find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. ~ junichiro tanizaki

small bird at feeder

small birds throw seeds out of the feeder; large birds pick them up off the ground, but the squirrels try to muscle in. ~ lilian jackson braun, the cat who sang for the birds

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bird in tree

somewhere a bird sang, its chant hanging plaintive and melancholy in the still air… i think it’s a sort of lark or something. our tradition has it that they sing with the voices of lost lovers. if the stars are smiling on them, you will hear its mate call back in a moment. ~ jane johnson, the tenth gift: a novel

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bird nest

watching birds is a {favorite} thing ~ and when I saw this bird nest, the vines, and the colors…

be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings ~ victor hugo

bird watching

in order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence ~ robert lynd

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