May 14, 2010

sometimes life is really scary...

and
you know that you should be stronger
and
standing on your own two feet without toppling over
but
it's hard
and
you get all turned around
heading in a direction you think is right
only to get turned around
again
but
you're determined
and
brave
and
beautiful
and
you know the wings you've been blessed with
will take you where you dream to be
and
then suddenly just like that
everything feels right
and
your head is lifted high
and
finally
you're exactly where you were meant to be in the first place
*
meet my baby flicker or red bellied woodpecker
{thanks hillary for the information}
who lives outside our cottage
who couldn't figure out what to do at the feeder
and
whose parents have pecked huge holes into our cedar siding
~
isn't she adorable
*
oh
and
for those who asked
the picture below is the original photo from yesterday's post

35 comments:

  1. Beth it is beautiful, some days it is hard to get up and feel well and then somehow we make it. thinking of you and hoping things will improve with your son, so there is more peace for you. You will jump once again. hugs to you, have a great weekend. The bird is cute, I have never sen anything that has looked like that.

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  2. Oh my, the little red-headed guy is just adorable... Thanks for starting my day out with a smile.

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  3. I adore you.
    and your pictures.

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  4. What a gorgeous baby. And they are pretty destructive but so beautiful!
    Love your photos!
    Hugging you
    SueAnn

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  5. I just love your words AGAIN. And loving the photos more because I used to wonder where you got these and now I know of the magical land called Beth's Cottage which is inhabited by a modern day magical princess who knows how to make everything right. Uggghh is it right for bikers to speak of princesses? Ok shhhh I won't tell if you won't. And remember when the little guy made it to the feeder & didn't know what to do? Hee hee the family here must hear that story 1000x

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  6. that flicker is adorable...the top picture reminds me of when my boys were toddlers and they would get unbalanced and land on their giant diaper bottoms...

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  7. Words of wisdom. Lucky girl to have a cottage to retreat to, especially when life spins you around.

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  8. beth ..i will be thinking of you this weekend ..i see such symbolism in this baby bird.. hugs to you friend

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  9. Darn those beautiful birds! Peck away all you want so we can shoot you (in the good way!):-)

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  10. Breathtaking bird photos... and the turtles! I wouldn't want to ever return home... enjoy your time!

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  11. Yes, the baby flicker is adorable. Such great pictures of her. We have birds with the same zebra looking color on the the backs but not as much red on the head and neck. I wonder if they are the same? How exciting for you to watch this lovely bird growing and learning.

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  12. Oh, wonderful, your bird shots get me every time. And yes, keep those wings open, you will soar...
    And still, sending you hugs.

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  13. You have an amazing ability to capture and combine beautiful images with just the right words. That's such a gift. Thank you for this.

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  14. sometimes it can take awhile to get our feet under us ... but we do!

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  15. And its sooooooooooo good when it everything.feels.right...

    have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Your eyes see so much beauty and your photographic talants and heart wide open sharing allow us to see what you see. Thanks for that.

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  17. So beautiful !!!! What a treat to have such a sweet bird visit you !

    Here's to recognizing and seizing on our own beauty and strength. We all have it, right, Beautiful Beth.
    Big Love to you and happy bird watching !

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  18. oh how i love this...

    happy friday.... :)

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  19. you are so good at showing your appreciation of nature and wildlife. seeing new fledglings in their first lessons in life is just the best...

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  20. Adorable is selling it short! She's great! Wonderful images, too!

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  21. You have a fantastic way with words....and with your camera.
    Marvelous!!! ....
    Hugs from Jackie

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  22. I don't think I have seen a baby flicker, but we do have flicker's visit us. One likes to tap on the metal chimney cap next door. They can certainly peck holes in the house too. But they are so pretty.

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  23. I love the pictures.... It's a theme, I posted a cardinal today... but not nearly as nice as yours.
    besos!!!!

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  24. I do love your images and words...thank you so much for sharing this adorable baby with us!

    xo

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  25. These photos are wonderful and so are your words (but then again, they alwats are).

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  26. What a sweet little guy-- all painted up in striking colors.

    Glad he figures it out!

    Hope all's well with you Beth, appy weekend,
    jj

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  27. Isn't is amazing that life does this to us. So magical.

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  28. Gladd Woody found his balance back. He sure did an amazing job posing for you. Hope you're fine too.

    Oh and love the textures.
    D.

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  29. Great post! What a sweet little birdie! I totally have felt exactly that way, love it when I finally realize I am capable!
    And I am just amazed at what you did with those turtles! Very cool!

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  30. Adorable doesn't begin to cut it.

    Love those turtles.

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  31. What spectacular photos! Sweet bird although, before long, he will be banging away on trees, creating a ruckus!

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  32. just the very words i needed to hear, with a bonus of wonderful photos of my favorite bird in the world, the laughing red belly woodpecker!

    thank you for this wonderful post!!!

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  33. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! I can not believe those bird images. I am swooning. And really, really impressed. Girlfriend, is there anything you can't do?

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  34. WOW love those textured birds!!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth