Weekend Wisdom Goes To The Birds

It is 9:15 p.m. Eastern time on Friday and the birds are merrily singing their song. It is anything but a lullaby. So I decided to find bird quotes for “Weekend Wisdom.”

The first two pictures were taken at my former job.  This beauty was singing up a storm one day. The last one is a bird in his nest on my neighbor’s fence.

 

100_1310_blogI once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. 

~Henry David Thoreau

Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers – a living prismatic gem…. it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.

~W.H. Hudson, Green Mansions

100_1306_blogGod gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

~J.G. Holland

God loved the birds and invented trees.  Man loved the birds and invented cages.

~Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien

img_1246_croppedbird_4 There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.

~Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays

All quotes courtesy of QuoteGarden.com

Comments

  1. I especially love W.H. Hudson’s quote as I have marveled at the hummingbird’s dance many times! What a gift from God that is present in all of nature – thanks for sharing!

    • You are welcome. The hummingbird that visits my house does so because of the silk flower basket. I never know when he/she is going to show up so I’ve not been able to get a picture of him/her.

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