Nurture Nature

Looking out the slider during Winter storm Helena on Saturday, I couldn't help but feel compassionate for everything that lives outdoors.  However, it was the birds that got to me.

The snow fell making visibility next to impossible at times.
In fact, I could hardly see the trees, let alone the birds.

Small and fragile, they clung to the feeders and baffles as the wind began to intensify.
Fluffing up their feathers to insulate themselves from the cold, they would retreat into the nearby hemlocks for a break occasionally.  Over and over, they emerged from the trees for just one more nibble of seed or suet.  Then back to take cover.

I mean really.  How could your heart not feel something for these little creatures?  And trust me, this post is not about "the birds."  Nor is it about Winter, which you know I love.

It is about TREES...trees that can nurture nature.

just seeing, saying and sharing...

Nurture Nature

with you and those at

Oh, one more thing.
Besides, you can always use the broken, downed trees to make a Winter reindeer...:)


Ann said…
Love the reindeer. Did your husband make that? I always feel bad for the birds this time of year. I know they're used to it but still.
The critters are far better equipped to look after themselves in this weather than we are. My thoughts are with the homeless these days.
Susie said…
JP, I am with you on this post. I loved your pictures. Once my g.daughter Savannah at age 4, saw a chickadee, feathers all ruffled in the cold winter wind and she said, "Him wishes it was summer." Even little children think of the birdies when it's cold. Stay warm there, be safe when going out. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
The little brown birds have been enjoying our trees, too. Just this morning there were at least 7 of them in and under a Japanese maple by the front entry. Stay safe and warm.
Hootin' Anni said…
Interesting!!! As another comment states...the birds can take care of themselves during the harshest of winters [otherwise we'd see all kinds of frozen birds around]. Fantastic photos and super reading here today.

Thanks for posting this blog post to share with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week!!
Rambling Woods said…
Yes it has been bitter here at times... the food keeps the birds going...thank you for feeding the birds... Michelle

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