Nothing But A Beautiful Sound – The Mockingbird


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I was recently thinking about the next bird of the week to write about on Wednesday night as I was finishing up my blog about the hummingbird.  I originally was going to write about the eagle, but as I was doing my research about the hummingbird, I thought, “Maybe I should do the mockingbird.”

I felt like the mockingbird fit in a lot better this week than the eagle, not only is the mockingbird small but it is also as sweet as the lovebird and the hummingbird.

As I was doing some research on the mockingbird, I remembered the book by Harper Lee, “To Kill A Mockingbird.”  I have always found that title hostile and inhumane because why would anyone want to kill a mockingbird when all they do is make beautiful music for us to enjoy.  The mockingbird symbolizes innocence.  They have other qualities as well, joyful, they are clever, playful, and very vocal, especially in singing their hearts out to us.  So why would you want to hurt such a beautiful and sweet bird?

Facts About The MockingBird

According to the Northern MockingBird Identification website,

Size & Shape:

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A medium-sized songbird, a bit more slender than a thrush and with a longer tail. Mockingbirds have small heads, a long, thin bill with a hint of a downward curve, and long legs. Their wings are short, rounded, and broad, making the tail seem particularly long in flight.

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Color Pattern:

Mockingbirds are overall gray-brown, paler on the breast and belly, with two white wingbars on each wing. A white patch in each wing is often visible on perched birds, and in flight these become large white flashes. The white outer tail feathers are also flashy in flight.

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Behavior:

The Northern Mockingbird enjoys making its presence known. It usually sits conspicuously on high vegetation, fences, eaves, or telephone wires, or runs and hops along the ground. Found alone or in pairs throughout the year, mockingbirds aggressively chase off intruders on their territory.

Habitat:

Look for Northern Mockingbirds in towns, suburbs, backyards, parks, forest edges, and open land at low elevations.

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Thanks for reading!

I will be back on Sunday, where I will show you some art and share you some information about probably one of the most beautiful bird that I think exist:  The Red Cardinal.

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The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen – The HummingBird


March 20, 2019

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen

The Symbol of the HummingBird:

The HummingBird symbolizes love, joy and beauty.  Its unique ability to fly backward teaches us that we can look back at our past without dwelling there but moving forward.  The HummingBirds aptitude to hover while drinking nectar reminds us to savor each moment and appreciate every moment’s sweetness.

What does the Hummingbirds Grace Remind us of?

That life is rich, beautiful and every personal connection has a meaning and that laughter is life’s sweetest creations.

Just like hummingbirds what do we desire?

To hover and to savor each moment as it goes by, and hold on to all that life has to offer and celebrate the joy of everyday?

Where did the Hummingbird get its name from? 

The Hummingbird got its name from flapping its wings so fast that the hummingbirds wings makes a humming sound.

How many ways can hummingbirds fly?

right, left, up, down, backwards and upside down.

One unique fact about the hummingbird?

The Hummingbird is one of the smallest birds around, and many people would think that vulnerable to other bigger birds, but that couldn’t further from the truth.  Hummingbirds are very beautiful, but very territorial.  They have been observed into chasing birds like hawks away from their nest.  So let’s just say they are a force to be reckon with.

What I like about the hummingbird?

I like that they are different colors and I love their beautiful figure.  They are in my mind the prettiest birds around and I love their colors.

Please leave your comments below and I will be back on Friday where we will be talking about the famous mockingbird.

Love Birds


March 19 2019- The Love Bird

I am my beloved’s and

My Beloved is mine.

-Song of Solomon 6:3

Love birds are know for the loving, attentive bond they tend to form with their mates.  If anyone who is reading this blog and who is either dating someone or is married or engaged, you understand how the Lovebird feels about their soulmate. 

Every couple acts like a couple of lovebirds and how interesting it is that we are sometimes referred to as lovebirds and their is an actual bird that has the word love in it. 

As I was googling ideas for creating a new greetings or picture for the lovebird, I realized that they are used in many wedding invitation, congratulation, valentine’s and anniversary cards. 

Isn’t it amazing that God is love and he has name a bird after what he does unconditionally.  Not only does God love us unconditionally but he is love.  The lovebird just loves his soulmate and beautiful it is that the two birds know they belong together.  In a way they are very similar to the swan.  I wrote about the Swan in earlier posts and described how lovely and the swan loves their mate.  Well the love bird also loves their mate as well as the swan.

Lovebirds are charming with vibrant colors and how they care for their mate. 

Please take a look at my work and give me some feedback

Unexpected Arrival and Departure


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March 14, 2019

Unexpected Arrival & Departure

You came to my life unexpected

You taught me many things

All you wanted was someone to love you

I was glad to volunteer

All you wanted was a friend

All I needed was a friend

You became my best furry friend

I used to feel alone

Then you came and I was no longer alone

I had no experience in training a dog

I had no experience in training someone as stubborn me

I had a bad start in life and so did you

I might of saved you from an abusive environment

But you taught me the most important thing in life:

To love someone unconditionally

When I sad you were there for me

When I would cry you lick me

You would cry when I would go to school and work

You would greet when I came home

Then the day that I dreaded came: Your departure

There was no longer any furry friend to greet me at the door

No more listening to your jingle from your chain

No more hearing your nails walk on the tile floor

No more walks in the morning or at night

No more howls during the day or night

You may not be by my side anymore, but you will always be in my heart

I love you Max, my BFF

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Beagle Angel


The Lord appeared to us in the past , saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

-John 3:16

March 12, 2019

Beagle Angel

Beagles are such a joyful headache.  They are sweet, friendly, single-minded and stubborn and loud.  When a beagle walks by in the neighborhood, you know it because you can hear him all the way down the street.

I recently lost my baby, Max.  I had rescued him from an abusive family member.  Max came from a litter of puppies where the owners owned a mother who was a showdog.  All the other puppies in the litter were perfect, but max was not.  Max was born with an underbite.

Usually people who have show dogs, the dogs have to be perfect, there can not be any flaws or birth defects in the dog and if there they either put them or sell them.  The owners of the litter of puppies considered putting Max down, but eventually they decided to sell him for $500.

The family who had bought Max, just did not have any patience with Max, so Max ended up with a friend of my family, who loved Max.  Unfortunately, his future with her was short-lived because she was having issues with her back.  Max ended up with her son, who all he did was mistreat and abuse Max.

My mom’s cousin was worried that her son would kill Max, so she sent a picture of Max with my mom and I saw Max.  I fell in love with him and I just that me and Max were meant to be together.

When I first met Max, he just grabbed on to my legs with his two front legs and he would not let go.  That to me was another sign that he wanted me to take him away from this abusive person.  That day Max came home with me.

There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for the years he gave me to Max.  I still miss Max and I will always miss him, but it comforts to know that he is no longer in pain and that when he passed he was in the home of a loving family, who gave him the happy healthy life of a King.

You are never prepared to lose your pet, but I am grateful to God that he put Max in my life.  I might of rescued Max, but Max taught me how to love and care for someone unconditionally.

Max was my best friend, my fur baby, my roommate, my guard dog, my walking buddy, and now he is my angel…My Beagle Angel

Impossible but Miraculous Flight


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March 9 2019 – The Bumble Bee

Ever wonder why we are made with the qualities that we sometime take for granted and desire the qualities someone else has.  People are always comparing themselves to one another of what they can and can’t do.

The Bumble Bee does not even think about their circumstance they just to do what God created them to do.

The Bumble Bee is a robust, large in girth and has more hairs on its body.  Their colors are yellow, orange and black.

The Bumble Bee is a misunderstood creature, According to Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics, many years ago the expertise of the Aerodynamic stated that “it is impossible for the Bumble Bee to fly.”  Even after the Bumble Bee proved it could fly, they still said that it is impossible.  I like to think that God wanted to teach those Experts of Aerodynamics a lesson to not judge his creation so harshly and say it can’t do this, by showing them that the Bumble Bee can fly.

But how many times do we do the same thing that these Experts of Aerodynamics did to the Bumble Bee?  How many times have we taken a look at our circumstance and just resign without even trying, “No I can’t do it, it’s to hard?”

Let me ask you something, what did the Bumble Bee do when those Experts of Aerodynamics said the Bumble Bee can not fly?  It flew in spite of some scholars, experts of the air said about the Bumble Bee.  It was doing what God created it to do, and we can learn more than one thing from the Bumble Bee.

Mary Kay Ash has said that, ” The Bumble Bee is a symbol of accomplishment, determination.”

Never let anyone say you can not do something because, if simple creature of the air can defy the odds, so can you.