ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
Happy days to you!
Hello dear bloggy friends. I fear the title of this post might be a misnomer. However I didn't want to call it All things blah and dismal. Spring beauty is trying very hard to shine through but has a long way to go. I noticed yesterday that there are a few dandelions blooming, some forsythia budding and a few daffodils. So maybe I should have called it All things yellow and beautiful. Anyway... An archive photo of bright and beautiful will have to do.
What's on my mind
I do have some bloggy administration stuff to discuss with you today! First of all, Blogger informed me that come July those of you who "subscribe" to have my posts sent to you via email ( through FeedBurner) will not have that option. They are discontinuing that service. When I started this blog 6 or 7 years ago I did not install the "Follower" gadget. I started it mainly as a journal for myself and my family and close friends. But, sadly, few of them seem interested in my ramblings and pictures. I changed my blog name a few times and my blog has evolved into a ramble with photos obout my everyday life at my mother's house on an island on the midcoast of Maine. AND, to my surprise, some of you dear people out there found me and I gained several hundred subscribers! A few have been loyal commenters. What a pleasure and, if truth me told, a definite boost to my self esteem. So, to make a long ramble shorter, I have finally added a Follower button on my left sidebar (accessed by clicking on the three little horizontal lines located at the top by the header) and it would make me very happy if my subscribers would consider becoming my Followers! My postings would go on you blog reader list.💖
The other issue is different but I don't know how to fix it. I love reading your blogs but when I leave comments week after week they are returned to me with the reason given "blocked" due to "dmarc" and "unauthenticated" and "policy reasons". This problem has popped up in the last month or so. It also isn't universal but with a handful... Jo, Ruth, Rose, Joe, Deanna(Creekside Cottage), Bless, Debbie (It’s all about purple) and a few others. 😟 I just want you lovely people to know I do read your posts and enjoy them very much.💖
THROUGH MY KITCHEN WINDOW
What a treat to see this ( ? ) bright and pretty robin almost daily out back by my bedroom window.
Our juncoes leave us in Spring but we have a couple of hanger-ons.
Mr and Mrs Mallard show up every afternoon about the same time.
The red-winged blackbirds are so pretty but aren’t vocalizing yet. I think they are waiting for the females to show up.
I do love the bright and beautiful colors on this northern flicker! I watched him foraging for about 5 minutes or so. A nice break from what had been a mundane afternoon.
It’s not often I am quick enough to catch a chickadee at the feeder.
A new visitor and by the look of his cheek pouches he is a bit of a glutton!
Our deer will soon have to work for their living. In May I will slowly wean them off their cracked corn I gave them during the winter. My checkbook will thank me. As I write this in my bedroom Mr cardinal is singing his little heart out outside my window. Heaven.
And there you have it!
Take good care of yourselves,
❤️I love this! Every Sunday, Debbie, from It’s All About Purple, posts a poignant thought on her blog.❤️