Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Sialia sialis

I had some pleasant company today on my walk, a small flock of bluebirds. I counted about 8 or nine. They are so full of motion, my lens hardly has time to focus.

It is a true delight to see bluebirds, they don't live nearby, preferring a more open area than the woodland I reside in. They are meadow birds. However, they do come by occasionally, to feed on insects or fruit. They will not often come to a feeder, they aren't considered to be seed eaters. They were foraging on the hillside today, and I also noticed them eating the barberry.

Some believe that the bluebird is a harbinger of happiness, love and hope. I embrace all that the bluebird symbolizes and read it as signal for the coming year, and thank them for bringing it my way...and to you as well! Happiness, love and hope, to you and yours in the coming new year!

I have completed another Andean head band, correctly this time.... made from the Icelandic that I spun on the Great Wheel, and a bit of Wensleydale that I spun up over 3 years ago. I have been sorting through all my old bits and pieces to use up while practicing color work.

10 comments:

Anne said...

One of my favorite birds out here in the west is the mountain bluebird - we see those often when we ride. What a great use for handspun odds and ends!

Brigid said...

I always read them from right to left so I'm not sure why your headband didnt work the first time. Perhaps you mixed up the background and pattern colours? I find it hard to knit a light pattern on a dark background if the chart has it the other way round.

cyndy said...
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cyndy said...

think you are right Brigid, I must have mixed up the colors.

The more I thought about it, I realized the pattern should work no matter what direction you read it, so it must have been some other goof, maybe I lost my place counting ;-)

Cathy said...

I do like your headbands, and the bluebirds. 2007 should be a much happier year for you.

Pat K said...

Pretty headband, it looks really warm. I've never seen bluebirds, I'm glad you were able to get pictures.

Spinner Gal said...

What adorable bluebirds. None of those out here, just some blue colored type birds of an unknown name. LOL!

Lovely headband!

Judy said...

Mark just mentioned yesterday seeing bluebirds in the fields by the barn. I don't know about them being habingers but I do know that the love and hope you have had as it is what got you thru this year. Now I hope the happiness follows as you guys deserve it. Happy New Year

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a bluebird in our yard. That might be because we have multiple bluebird boxes inhabited by ill-tempered squatter field mice. I knock out the nests and two days later they are back. hopefully someday. They really are a sight to see.

Sarah said...

Oh how wonderful! You know, I have never seen a bluebird...good tidings to you!

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