Sunday, November 6, 2011

BIRD BIRTHDAY TREAT!

       Over the years Janine and I have always had bird calendars.  Each month we looked forward to seeing the bird of the month.  I am so pleased with the bird birthday treat that I got this year. For November I am greeted by this beautiful picture of the Waxwing on the calendar in my bedroom.
            We appreciated all the gifts we received and got a special thrill when there was yet another bird figurine for our huge collection. This year I got this figurine from my family. I like the fact that 2 birds are on it!:)
              Of course there are persons who know how much we love birds so at times we would get a card featuring a bird or two. This year I got this beautiful card from an English friend Janet:
       These all helped to lift my spirit. Oh, I should not forget the added lift I got as I stood on  my veranda and saw a flock of  birds passing. I had my digital camera but did not manage to get them in time. Anyway there will be a next time. Birds give one a sense of freedom!

44 comments:

Candice said...

What sweet gifts! I love that they include 2 birds as well :) I hope you had a wonderful day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Candice! This bird enthusiast was really thrilled!:) Have a great Sunday.

allenaim photography and design said...

What a beautiful card! I love when the birds flit back and forth in the garden...especially in winter...they are like living little flights of fancy...

cheerfulnuts said...

Hi Judy, you are indeed a huge fan of birds. Birds are so cute and I love their chirps. I saw on TV a year ago about a girl with epilepsy. Her illness made her lonely, so she bought a pet bird to keep her company. One time, she was playing with her bird (it was tamed) when it started flying hysterically around the room. The girl suddenly fell on the floor, had an epileptic attack, and passed out. When she woke up, the bird was sitting on her chest as if it was looking over her. She realized that the bird could predict an imminent epileptic attack and it was trying to warn her. The next time it flies hysterically, she would lie down on her bed so she wouldn't accidentally hurt herself. I didn't know that birds could be close to humans.:)

Lisa said...

What beautiful gifts! I love the fact that it had 2 birds on it-- one for you and one in memory of your sister. Happy, happy birthday! May the memories of your sister bring you comfort and joy.

Belly B said...

Aww bird calendars sounds like an awesomely sweet idea!

Belly B :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Belly B. Every year I have some at home!:) Have a good Sunday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Lisa, Thanks for your kind words. Take care and a wonderful Sunday to you and your family.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there cheerfulnuts! Thanks for sharing the information about the bird and the girl with epilepsy. Very interesting. I am really a big bird fan. I also liked the fact that the birthday greeting you did for Janine and me had a cute bird delivering the present!:) Take care and have a great Sunday and week.

Amethyst Phoenyx (Rae) said...

Judy your birds are so beautiful. I absolutely love them. This makes me want to get a cross stitch pattern with birds on it.

Judy Haughton-James said...

A great sight indeed allenaim photography and design! I have never seen snow but I have seen pictures of birds in the snow and the red cardinal against the white snow is so beautiful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Rae. I have done some cross-stitch patterns with birds and they turned out so lovely. Of course you can just imagine how much I enjoyed doing them as a bird enthusiast!:)

Sandee said...

How lovely indeed. It's good that those that know and love you know what to get you. Treasures.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Sandee. Always great to hear from you. Have a good Sunday and week.

Olivia Grace said...

What thoughtful gifts!! I love butterflies and my friends and family always give me little momentos with butterflies on them. It's so nice when people put such thought into what you love. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!

Doreen said...

I love the birds. How sad about your sister...I lost a sibling as well. Have you read the "Bird Sisters" by Rebecca Rasmussen? It is a beautiful sister story...
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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing your comments Doreen. I am sorry to read that you have also lost a sibling. I have never heard about the book " Bird Sisters" by Rebecca Rasmussen. Thanks for telling me about it. Take care and have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your comments Olivia. I also have some beautiful things with butterflies on them including brooches. Take care and have a good week.

Theophanie said...

My Aunt loves birds too and sometimes she puts them n our yearly calendar - it pleases me so to see them. I am visiting form Mingle MOndays, thanks for the lovely post.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments Theophanie! Take care and have a good week.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

What beautiful gifts. I love that it has 2 birds on it. Great memory of your sister. I love birds too.

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May said...

I love the picture in the middle. Guess you have lots of gifts to treasure.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I love the ceramic bird vase. So pretty, Judy! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Nancy! Have a wonderful week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi May, Thanks for your comments. I certainly have a lot to treasure. Take care and have a wonderful week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Melissa! Take care and have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Corabeth. I truly appreciate it. Take care and have yourself a wonderful week.

Frugal in WV said...

Love all your bird things, they are beautiful. I love watching birds from my window also, they are very relaxing! Have a great week!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Frugal in WV. Have yourself a great week!

Anji said...

What lovely presents you had. Hope that you enjoyed your special day.

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Anji! I will be visiting Expose Your Blog today!:) Have a good week.

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Melissa said...

Love that beautiful bird on your November calender.

So special that you guys shared that interest and that now it provides you with such pleasure.

I love little bird also!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much Melissa. Take care and have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome mpmi. I will have a look at your other site although I am not married.:)Take care and have a great week.

Tracy @ Mama-press said...

Stopping in to say hi! We love bird watching. I don't think one realizes how many different kinds of birds there are until he sees them. They are all so beautiful and so peaceful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are so right Tracy. They are so many birds around the world. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your comments. Have a good week.

Maria said...

i'm so glad to see your birthday included some of your favorite things, judy. yesterday, i was walking to my car and there were about a dozen tiny, little birds all hopping around together on the pavement. i immediately thought of you and said a prayer that you were enjoying your birthday weekend.
i love the 2 birds as well. i know it reminds you of your amazing relationship with janine.
and the card is so pretty. i love framing cards that mean so much to me.
wishing you a happy week.
lots of love and thoughts <3
xoxo
maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

So nice to hear from you on this Monday evening in Jamaica Maria. Thank you very much. You are so kind and thoughtful. Take care and my best wishes to you always. Lots of Love & Friendship, Judy

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Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you very much for your comments and the information on EC Pearl. Take care and my very best wishes to you.

Life with L said...

Hello Judy,
Birds are so cute and they sing do pretty. I love the different species and their precious songs. What beautiful gifts. Your sister is always there with you in spirit.
the calendar is special. Love the vase with the 2 birds....XOXO Linda

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks for sharing your comments. They have certainly helped to lift my spirit. Take care and have a good week.
Judy

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