Monday, November 25, 2013

Birdfeeders at Bluebird in the Pines

I worked for 2 years at Wild Birds Unlimited, which I enjoyed because I am a bird lover and already knew a lot about bird feeding.  But I learned a lot more in that time!  While I was there I added to my feeder stations and have quite a variety. 

I stopped in at WBU and stocked up today!  My feeders had been empty for a while and it made me sad to look out and not see any birds, and when there was one or two they were trying to find a morsel.  Now there is plenty of nyger for the finches, suet, sunflower seed mix, peanut pieces and peanuts in the shell, and suet plugs in a woodpecker feeder.   As I was filling them up I noticed a bluejay flying around watching.  They LOVE the peanuts.  Chickadees will be here soon gobbling up the sunflower seed and finches will be back, soon becoming mottled since they lose their pretty gold color in the winter.  There are lots of cardinals, woodpeckers, nuthatches and probably there will be the fat little dark eyed juncos that come in winter. 

I love the saying that "birds are the flowers of winter."  To me it's a little like fishing, putting out the food and then wait and see what comes.  Since they have been empty, it will take a few days til the crowd is back, but they will be back!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It's never too late to be who you might have been.

Time for this chick to fledge

For years it seems I have longed to be a crafter, an artist, an antique dealer, or something of that combination.  I have hoped for it, I have stashed away supplies, made fits and starts, and then keep putting it off until I can be "ready" or have my house "ready" or have enough money, etc etc.  I see all the successful people out there and think that the world doesn't need another one.  But I still want it. 

So, I was just reading MORE of these awesome blogs about worlds that I want to belong to, and decided, what the heck, I will just start my blog, now, and quit waiting for things to be right or my house to be clean and ready.  Just start here where I am. 

I figure, I will try to do one thing every day to move towards this goal, to clear off one spot of clutter or do one thing that I have been procrastinating about and just maybe I can sit down and do one of those awesome crafts, clean those walls in my future craft room, paint those walls, start uncovering and unpacking all the awesome little things I have been packing away.  Maybe little by little I can chip off the stone that covers my heart and uncover that sculpture of the person that I am meant to be. 

Didn't all you awesome bloggers, crafters, home decorators, start someplace?  It's time for me to recognize my talents, to see what I have done already, to be proud of myself and to quit hiding.  It's time to reach out and make new friends.  To believe in who God made me to be, to quit putting it off because I am getting too old for that!