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A black collared event was held...
here we are on this bright and sunny day in March
and the first one to show up is the
Eurasian Collared Dove.

The feeder had quite a spread consisting of mixed seeds...
and measuring in at 12 1/2 inches,
this Dove can really put away the food.

The Eurasian Collared dove invited his cousin,
the Mourning dove,
but so far he is a no-show.
Guess he won't be attending though
since he doesn't sport a black collar for the event.

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Hello Mister Cardinal

Every Day Is a Reason for Giving---
and Giving Is the Key to Living!

So let us give "ourselves" away
Not just today but every day. . .
And remember a kind and thoughtful deed
Or a hand outstretched in time of need
Is the rarest of gifts, for it is a part
Not of the purse but a loving heart---
And he who gives of himself will find
True joy of heart and peach of mind.

Sunsets and Rainbows

I was able to photograph this awesome sight at sunset one evening this past weekend when a rainbow was developing between the clouds.

What a treat!

God, Grant Us Hope and Faith and Love

Hope for a world grown cynically cold,
Hungry for power and greed for gold.

Faith to believe when within and without
there's a nameless fear in a world of doubt.

Love that is bigger than race or creed,
to cover the world and fulfill each need.

God, grant these gifts of faith, hope, and love---
three things this world has so little of.
For only these gifts from our Father above
can turn man's sins
from hatred to love!

~Helen Steiner Rice


Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Occasionally we are preveledged to hear and see the Red-bellied Woodpecker.
Today was the day.

Let me tell you, he was beautiful.

These gorgeous creatures have black and white striped backs, wings, and tail feathers making them a very striking and easily recognizable bird.

Besides the striking black and white barred wings,
the male Red-bellied Woodpecker also sports a brilliant red head and nape.
The female is fashioned with only a red nape.

The Red-bellied Woodpecker has a small reddish patch on its belly
and prefers woodlands and parks as their choice of habitat.
He graced us all here in the great state of Texas, March 2011.

:: Melanerpes carolinus 9 1/4" ::
National Geographics

Want to check out the other fabulous bird photos?
Fly on over to Jillsy Girl and view the beautiful photos and enter the Tweets Around The World.

I'd also like to invite you to go on over to My Romantic Home
for Show And Tell Friday to view things that will boggle your mind.



So brief a time we have to stay
along this dear, familiar way.

It seems to me we should be kind
to those whose lives touch yours and mine.

So many faults in life there are
we need not go to seek them far;
but time is short and you and I
might let the little faults go by.

Seek out what is true and fine
in those whose lives touch yours and mine.

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