Friday, March 4, 2011

The Bluebirds are back!

Could it be Spring?

Enjoying my morning coffee,
I stood at my window happy to see the sun coming up over the Cascades. 
It has been a wild and woolly couple of weeks, weather wise~
snow, sleet, hail, rain, wind...everything but the kitchen sink came out of the sky!
The sun coming up is a gift from God, and I say "Thank You"!
Just as I am giving my little thank you prayer, I receive another wonderful gift...

The Bluebirds Are Back!

This is the third year that they have visited my yard and investigated my housing options. 
I have watched them sit on the fence, peek in the little round hole, perch on the roof top...
so far every year they have continued on their journey after a brief stop.
I have my fingers crossed that this will be the year they call our friendly farm home!
My connection to this darling bird goes way back to my days as a Bluebird in Campfire. 
I loved my blue vest and hat with the cute bluebird logo. 
I loved my adventures at Camp Killoquoa on Crabapple Lake.
As soon as Kaysie was old enough, I became a bluebird leader and led my own darling flock!
There is something so sweet and simple about this brilliant harbinger of spring.
When the kids were young, we would make a trip to Bickleton, WA...
The Bluebird Capital of the Northwest (maybe the world!)
Where there are bluebird houses nailed to weathered fence posts all along the roads leading to town.
This is the authentic Bickleton Bluebird house I brought home so many years ago. 
It's bright blue roof has faded to lichen gray,
but the 'specs' are still just right for a little bird to call home!

I will have to be patient to see if my friends decide to stay.
If they do, I will keep you posted on their time here at Still Mountain Farm.
Wouldn't it be wonderful to watch a sweet blue family grow?

Going my way?

As we March along remember this,

"The wells of Providence are deep,
It's the buckets we bring to it that are small."
*Mary Webb

Have a super weekend my dear Speckled Friends,

Blessings to you,