Sunday Thoughts ~ Bluebird Memories

“The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Good Sunday morning, sweet friends.  Do you love bluebirds?  I certainly do, and I miss them terribly.  However, I am so grateful to have enjoyed them for many years at our home in Virginia.  The sky was filled with the beauty of their magnificent blue little selves bouncing through the air.  Our home was surrounded by acres and acres of open fields.  The perfect environment, for a place they love to call home.  Mike built many nesting boxes for them and they thanked us over and over by raising their young on our property.

“The bluebird had come from the distant South to his box in the poplar tree, And he opened wide his slender mouth, On purpose to sing to me.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Mike was committed to cleaning the boxes each year and having the job completed by early January.  By middle to late February, the bluebirds would be checking out the boxes and begin their nest building.  Spring arrives early in coastal Virginia, and it is a lovely sight to enjoy bright yellow daffodils and gorgeous Eastern Bluebirds fluttering about.  Perhaps, it is as Van Gogh said ~ “There is no blue without yellow.”

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“What Gorgeous Thing” ~ Mary Oliver

I do not know what gorgeous thing
the bluebird keeps saying,
his voice easing out of his throat,
beak, body into the pink air
of the early morning. I like it
whatever it is. Sometimes
it seems the only thing in the world
that is without dark thoughts.
Sometimes it seems the only thing
in the world that is without
questions that can’t and probably
never will be answered, the
only thing that is entirely content
with the pink, then clear white
morning and, gratefully, says so.

Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed my ‘Bluebird Memories.’  Maybe, you are fortunate enough to have these dear birds where you live.  While they are abundant in West Virginia, they do not enjoy town living.  Therefore, I will be content and grateful to enjoy the cardinals, goldfinches, purple finches, precious hummingbirds, and joyful sparrows.   God provides beauty for all of us, wherever our homes may be.  All we have to do is, look and listen.

Have a beautiful day and week ahead.  Stay well!

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“A light broke in upon my soul it was the carol of a bird; It ceased and then it came again.  The sweetest song ear ever heard.” ~ Lord Byron





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16 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ Bluebird Memories

    1. Yes, Maristella they are wonderful and so special. Wishing you a lovely day and stay well.❤

  1. “God provides beauty for all of us, wherever our homes may be. All we have to do is, look and listen.” So true, Sandra, so true.

    I so enjoyed your bluebird post today. We don’t have bluebirds in the community where i live, but they come in the spring to our region. I have to go out into the countryside to see them, and they are a delight to see. How wonderful that you could enjoy them when you lived in Virginia. To watch them raise their families right in your own backyard, how thrilling that must have been for you and Michael.

    I also appreciated your lovely quotes about bluebirds today.

    Wishing you a bluebird kind of happiness today!
    Brenda xox

    1. Thank you, Brenda. Enjoying them daily was truly a gift from above. I am happy you enjoyed the quotes. Wishing you a lovely day and week ahead. And enjoy these fleeting summer days.❤

  2. Happy Sunday, Sandra. Yes, all we have to do, is look and listen. God’s creation is beyond amazing, and the beautiful bluebird is one of them with their gorgeous color. I always look forward to your Sunday posts my friend!

    1. Thank you, Pam. The bluebird is precious gift sent for our appreciation and enjoyment. I am happy you enjoy the post. Wishing you a beautiful day and week ahead, dear friend.❤

  3. I do love bluebirds. We have them here in NC. We have a nesting box and enjoy watching the make try to convince the female that it is the perfect home. When he finally does it is fun to watch them next and then feed and raise the young ones.

    1. How wonderful that you have them. Enjoy them for me, Penny. They are a treasure.
      Wishing you a beautiful day and week ahead.

    1. Jeanie, I am surprised. I would imagine they would enjoy the countryside of Michigan. You will fall in love if you see one. Happy day and a wonderful week to you!

  4. Beautiful blue bird memories. We do not have them in our area – but there is a Stellar’s Jay that is larger than your bluebird and lives in the forests that I love to catch glimpses of. Those flashes of colour in nature are so lovely. Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

    1. Lorrie, I know your Stellar’s Jay must be beautiful. We have Blue Jay’s here at our home and my husband feeds them peanuts every day. If he doesn’t get them out soon enough to suit them, they sit on the wall and scream. Nature is grand. Happy week, Lorrie.

  5. I’ve loved reading every quote and seeing every picture of the little miracles called Bluebirds. Like you, I have many wonderful memories of bluebird families from our decades of living in the country. I remember a few years ago we had the strangest behavior when one male kept flying from his house to my kitchen window and pecking at it, peering in at me. Back and forth he went all day, his mate coming and trying to coax him back to the house where their babies were. It went on for a week and even the babies being launched didn’t stop it. We never could figure it out. Here we put up two houses and thought they’d claim them but they only visit and soon other birds nest in them.

    Here we have one male cardinal who flies to my kitchen windowsill and peer in if I’ve forgotten to put fresh seed out by 4 p.m. I love that!

    1. Dewena, that is strange behavior for a Bluebird. There must have been something he was trying to tell you. My husband’s grandmother had a cardinal who visited her every day. She fixed him is own little dish of sunflower seeds on the porch and he wouldn’t allow any other birds to eat. I love them all and I believe they know it. Have a lovely week.

  6. Dearest Sandra, these precious birds are my most favorite! Their striking blue color is just beautiful, and they are the best parents. Once, I witnessed them chasing after my poodle as he got near their little house full of baby birds. I hope you are enjoying your day! Have a most blessed week, sweet friend!

    1. Good morning, Shannon. I love them too. I can just picture them after your poodle. Nature is grand.
      I am looking forward to autumn and some cooler weather. I imagine you are also. Enjoy this last week of August and stay well, sweet friend.❤

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