Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh My Gosh…It Feels Like Spring


Today was so incredibly great…sunny, crisp blue skies and temps around 70.



It felt like spring! I was so energized by the weather that I started working on increasing a natural area where we put our bird feed systems. I enlarged it and set up an area to add bird and butterfly friendly plants when the weather truly settles into spring.


Later on Gerri & I just sat on the patio and enjoyed watching the birds come in for feeding, it was so peaceful and the sunshine felt so good.

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Our backyard is very private and lots of hardwoods and pines.  We are anxious to see what comes up as spring comes. We have lots of azaleas and camellias in the yard, so that should be pretty when they bloom.  In fact we had some camellias bloom already, but I think the cold snap (temps in the teens at night) messed with the blooms.

Life is truly good and God is truly great!

Take care and we hope all of you had a great Saturday!


  1. Beautiful pictures of the birds and trees and flowers. How long will you guys be there?

  2. What a treat to be able to enjoy your new yard and your bird feeders, and to see what plants bloom in the spring. I' happy for you!

  3. glad to hear that all is well with your 'stix and bricks'..enjoy the 'early spring arrival'!..but last time I looked it was still January here!!

  4. Beautiful pics! Haha - it was warm here too - about 33 degrees I think. LOL

  5. Lovely photos..and all looks good in your new home..but...happy traveling!!

  6. What a great header! Nice pics all the way around. :)

  7. Have you ever wondered what it was like to design all the beautiful birds and flowers? I agree that God is truly great!

  8. I understand your being energized by the Spring like weather. It's always an invigorating time of year when everything springs to life anew. Nice header pic with all that pure gold in the sky.

  9. Love the cardinals. We don't have them in California!

  10. Beautiful pictures. Glad you had a nice warm day to take them.

  11. Great pictures! Your yard looks beautiful and I can tell you're already enjoying it. So glad you found the right place for you!

  12. Great pictures as usual. Where did you pickup your bird feeder system? I assume the cylinder below the feeders is a squirrel stopper.

  13. We carry a bird seed feeder and also a Hummingbird feeder. Not allowed to put out seed feeder here. Something about invasive plants. Don't know about the Hummingbird feeder yet. Guess I'll look around the park and see if there are any.

    You sure got some great shots, as usual.

  14. Love your header picture and the pictures of the birds are fantastic.

  15. I am a bird lover and your pictures are fantastic!! I wish the springlike weather would stick around, don't you?

  16. Greetings from Southern California, USA

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron :-)

  17. Here comes the sun!
    We are ready to dig out the spring duds....
    take care

  18. Wow! I really missed reading your blog! Part of my "blogger funk" involved me not getting around to see all the great posts on my friends pages :( I always love reading your posts and seeing your great pictures! Those bird pics are just excellent! I really hope you are both doing well and enjoying every minute of life!

    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"


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