Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Shrubs Are Singing

"The hills are alive with the sound of music, With songs they have sung a thousand years..."

Do you recall these first lines to the opening song from the movie The Sound of Music? On this bright and chilly day, it's my backyard that's alive with the sound of birdsong. Yet, when I look out, I can't see anything... that is, until I peer more closely at the frozen shrubs and vines which happen to be aflutter with tiny feathered 'ornaments' -- jostling for nestling space away from biting winds.

I'd be hard pressed to tell you what my most favourite sound might be (I have many), but on a frosty winter's afternoon, it would have to be the cheeky chickadee whistles and cheery sparrow songs that win out!

So glad for our fine-feathered friends! 



  1. there's beauty everywhere.

  2. Hello, Brenda! Oh my,this cheers me up so much!

    I miss the beautiful snowy scenes back home in Michigan. (My first 'back home.)

    These are spectacular photos!

    Wishing you and your's a wonderful, healthy and Happy New Year. :)

  3. I'll raise my glass to that. Birdsong is a pretty good sound, alright. Especially when it's so bleak outside. It's an unexpected voice from God, letting us know Spring will return.

    Your yard is so pretty!! Goodness!

    I think my absolute favorite sound will always and forever be, "Mom. I'm home!"

  4. Lin, And I'm so glad for it!

    Judy, Glad you got found some cheer in your visit here. Glad wishes back to you for a wonderful New Year.

    Caryn, Enjoyed your thought about your favourite sound! Although I don't have kids, I can well imagine it being the ultimate favourite!


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