Monday, February 28, 2011

Soul Food #79



I know why the caged bird sings.

Maya Angelou (1928 - )

I hope you love Maya Angelou as much as I do:)
Do you also love birds and nests and eggs and cages..as I do?
Treasures..

29 comments:

  1. Exquisite pictures, as always!
    xo Yvonne

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  2. One of my favorite things isn't a treasured antique. It's a bird's nest! Years ago a friend told me to put dog hair out on the lawn in spring because the birds would use it for their nests. With a St Bernard, I had enough for a flock. Sure enough, that July I found a perfect tiny nest made of tiny twigs and dog hair! It was so beautiful and must have been so warm and cosy for the eggs and then chicks. I have it nestled in a crystal ashtray... best use for it!
    Lovely thoughts and words.

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  3. Maya Angelou is such a wise person. As always, your photos are stunning Monique.
    Sam

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  4. I used to read some of her books when we lived in the US, but unfortunately not since. I still have one littel book of hers...I'll go dig it out. But only by looking at your photos here, already brings the serenity that she tries to spread. Lovely Monique!
    Bisous
    Ronelle

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  5. Lovely photos for reminding me of Maya's works.

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  6. It's been so warm here that the birds have started to build their nests early...saw two Mockingbirds fluttering about yesterday - they certainly work hard to build a cradle for their soon-to-be nursery. Such delights they give me!
    Beautiful pictures, Monique. Love the Cactus blooms.

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  7. Monique, I am a bird nut. When I was very small, I would climb the tallest trees, to see nests/and or raid them for an egg. I didn't know any better then. I feed birds today and have a mean ol male amazon parrot, but I love him anyway.

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  8. I love your vintage style of photography. Your photos always look so romantic...:)!

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  9. I came across the work of Maya Angelou in an English class and definitely admire it. Her poems are so full of meaning and every word carefully chosen.

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  10. I too put hair out for birds nests:)

    It must look great in the crystal ashtray..I have my mom's old crystal ashtrays..

    No birds nesting here yet..but I hear more songs these past mornings..

    Donna your parrot sounds like a character:)

    One Christmas.. when the season was over and we took the tree down and put it by the curb.. maybe 5 yrs ago..a nest was in it:) I was cozied thinking it had spent Christmas with us..i too..took it back in and saved it.
    Have lovely evening~

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  11. Did you know that Folk Lore says if you find a nest in your Christmas tree, you will have "good luck"....hope it came true!!

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  12. Judy I bet it did..I need to find another..Love that note..thank you..so sweet!

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  13. oh beautiful! I think you will like my photos of bird cages from hanoi! Will post that someday, for you! :)

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  14. Thank you for a beautiful post, Monique. Ms. Angelou's word are always inspiring.

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  15. I love Maya Angelou, she has so much wisdom. These are beautiful images related to birds.

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  16. Monique, my very first sale at the shop was a pretty little birdcage. And I've regretted selling it to this day.
    I think I'd faint if I found one like yours, with a birdie perched on top. So very pretty!

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  17. I love birds nest ~ they are made with so much love and dedication ~ your beautiful little nest in the pictures is so...sweet.
    xx
    "All Things French"

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  18. You make me think of Spring...it will be here soon!
    The birdies are already singing like crazy in the morning and flying in in droves...
    I am done with this winter for sure!

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  19. C'est beau... and it was a SUNNY, bright day here... what could be better... except for coming here and seeing your reminder that Spring is just around the corner??! Bless you, dear Magical M! xoxo

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  20. Love it all Monique, love it all! Thanks for sharing as always, in your unique beautiful way. xxoo

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  21. I love birds, as well. My flying friends :-) I had a dove sitting on a bush by my front door yesterday morning. I stood and he sat as we both just watched one another. It was a wonderful way to start my day, as is your lovely post.

    Thanks.

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  22. So many birds here today too.. they are coming out for spring.. finches.. hundreds of another small bird..don't know their names..need binoculars this year..too cute they are..puffy little chests..sweet sweet..

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  23. Our boy just named our new puppy Maya. I like to say it :) It isn't easy for a southerner, honest.

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