Friday, July 8, 2011

AVID TWIN BIRD ENTHUSIASTS!

BY JUDY HAUGHTON-JAMES
 
    The two bird figurines above have always been among the favourites that Janine and I have had in our collection. We were always fascinated when we got Christmas cards from relatives, pen-pals and friends and saw a red cardinal featured amid the snow. I have even seen pictures that my cousin Marlene took of a cardinal during winter in her state of Massachusetts and it was such an awesome sight.  The other bird figurine features Eastern Bluebirds.


     Year after year calendars featuring birds were sent to us as gifts from pen-pals around the world. We have also had bird books, pictures and postcards.  There was even a time when we collected postal stamps featuring birds. These stamps can now be seen in an album.

        Since Janine's death I have written this poem. It says it all:-

A BIRD ENTHUSIAST SPEAKS

Birds come in a dazzling array of colours.
I like to see them visiting flowers.
I had to start a bird figurine collection,
And now I have a wide selection.

They are such amazing creatures,
Some build nests of unusual structures.
Each bird's call is rather unique,
The woodpecker announces its presence by beak.

When you enter my home, you will have no doubt,
What a serious bird enthusiast is about.
Calendars and figurines showcasing these gifts of nature,
Each distinguished by a special feature.

4 comments:

perfectlovestory said...

Thank you soooo much for your review! I put it up on my blog! It really made me smile... Going to follow your blog too! Take Care hun xx

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for deciding to follow my Blog. I am really glad that we got to meet through Linkreviewer. Take care and my best wishes to you.

Breaker said...

I have done with my own blog. Thanks for sharing all and it's great to read you here. I saw you and your twin.

Take care!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Breaker! I really appreciate what you have done for me on Writing.Com. I will write a post about it with the beautiful sig you did for me tomorrow. Take care and have a great week.

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