Thursday, November 10, 2016

Here Comes the Sun

This stitch will be part of my post-election recovery process.  I certainly still have much to be thankful and grateful for.  Among other things I am grateful to all of you who read this blog.  I am still gob-smacked that anyone other than my parents and sister would take the time to read it. Your comments are so positive and thoughtful.  You all rock!

So in return I will share a lovely sunrise...

...and a rainbow - a sign of hope.

I would  be remiss if I did not mention Project Feeder Watch begins November 12th. It's fun and easy to participate.  It's a citizen science project to better understand which birds are coming to the feeder during the winter months.  It makes only 15 minutes twice a week to participate. Click the link above to find out more. This will be my third year as a participant.  Here are some of the birds that I'll be tallying this winter.

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow.
This was exciting as it was my first sighting of the bird this season (and so far my only sighting).

House Sparrow

Steller's Jay

California Scrub Jay

American Robin

California Quail


Vickie said...

This is a great pattern. I love the rainbow.

Robin in Virginia said...

Fabulous sunrise and rainbow, love the bird photos, and you are off to a good start on the Hands On Design piece. Enjoy your day, Beth!

Tricia B said...
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Tricia B said...

I hope the stitching helps. Your photos are always beautiful. I am looking forward to some therapeutic stitching today as well.

Kristen said...

Are you kidding? This blog is a welcome respite and I thank you for it!

I came here for the stitching, but I have learned so much about birds from you. I'm on the east coast and live in the city, so I've never seen a Stellar's Jay or a California quail. I think if I had more access to the outdoors and were a little bit more patient, I think I'd become a birder myself. (I have been lucky enough to see white egrets, cormorants, and even a great blue heron recently. Stunning animals!)


Maggee said...

Wow! Beautiful shots of the sunrise AND the rainbow!! I haven't had many birds at my feeders this year, don't know exactly why! I am sure weather is playing a large part in it. But I will do it... Hugs!

Barb said...

I always enjoy seeing your wonderful bird posts!! The rainbow is very hopeful. I have friends that backed both candidates. I have left politics out of conversations. I have been truly shocked at how ugly some of the comments have been especially on Facebook. I wonder why people feel it is ok to be so ugly on that medium. I am thinking of getting rid of it.

Connie Erikson said...

I love your blog! I read it faithfully, you are one of my online friends. Your blog talks about two of my favorite things, cross stitch and birds! Not to mention I love cats and gardening. We are the ones who should be grateful for you.

Connie Erikson
Bay City, Michigan