Monday, August 04, 2014

Outside My Window Today

"God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strewn,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.

And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said "To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.

Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end."

God's Garden by Robert Frost

The fun of seeing Mr. Bluejay stop by for refreshment...

and a quick splish...


and a flighty dash....

According to Rumi, Beauty surrounds us, and we need to be walking in a garden to know it.... or... at the very least, hanging around our windows once in a while.

Sharing a little of the beauty... and joy... from my corner of the world
with the hope it will add a little something extra to yours.



  1. How beautiful. I love Robert Frost, and your photos go so perfectly! That Blue Jay is stunning!

  2. Fun video! I am so happy to see it on my iPad...very rare!

  3. Oh my goodnes ,Brenda. Did that bluejay dunk totally into the water? How amazing! Love, love, LOVE your bricks in a circle. Ohhhhh, how charming. Susan

    1. Yes, there's been a pair comin' round this summer. And he dunks in as far as he can (the bird bath isn't very deep). And flies into the tree to preen and fix his 'hair' afterwards.

      Hubby made the sunken patio a number of years ago. It makes a lovely pattern when the Irish moss first starts in the Spring (alas the weeds love it too).

  4. What a lovely garden area, and such a super video photo!

  5. Love the video, love the whole post. Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a beautiful sanctuary. So serene!
    That Bluejay has the right idea and has the place to himself.


To My Beautiful Readers,

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Franz Peter Schubert

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Brenda xo