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Weekend Wisdom Goes To The Birds

In anticipation of Monday’s “Movin’ and Groovin” song, I decided that “Weekend Wisdom” would go to the birds today.

Just wait till you see what I have in store for your weekly exercise, mood picker upper song on Monday.       😉


I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

D. H. Lawrence

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Victor Hugo

It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.

Anne Baxter

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.

P. D. James


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

Pictures Of A Day In The Life Of A Loan Officer

Shortly after Joe passed, I upgraded from film to a digital camera (Cannon Rebel). Photography was one of my hobbies before Joe and I became a couple and I quickly returned to it after he passed.  It was a casual hobby the first year but once I got laid off,  at the start of the 2nd year, I was back into photography full force.

Photography brings me such peace and joy.

Most of the time, I have either the point and shoot or the Cannon by my side. I had the point and shoot at work with me when I looked out my window and saw my credit union members munching on leafy greens, smooching and singing. So I grabbed the camera and started shooting Scarlet, Rhett, Ashley and Al (as in Pacino).

Here is a rare glimpse into a loan officer’s day at work.  (Excuse the glare from my window.)



Rhett Butler searching for leafy greens


“Fiddle-dee, dee – It’s Rhett Butler!”



"Frankly my dear, I do give a damn....I do, I do, I do."

“Frankly my dear, I do give a damn….I do, I do, I do.”

Scarlet & Rhett - Together At Last.

Scarlet & Rhett – Together At Last.

Here Come Ashley!

Here Comes Ashley!

A Few Minutes Later…

Shortly after I took the pictures, I heard singing – very loud singing.  I looked outside to see if there was a bird in the trees or in one of the bushes by the air conditioner. Imagine my surprise when I realized the serenade was literally coming from outside my window.  So without further adieu…

“Say hello to my little friend.”  I call him Al.



Sorry if you actually thought I was going to violate privacy laws and reveal all the nitty-gritty details of what goes on at work.

Thank You

Thank you God for blessing me with a job where I have a spectacular view – all created by you.

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