For Be!!

July 19, 2008

Backyard Vacation

by Wanda G. Black

I sit here and gaze at God's blue sky
With white puffy clouds drifting by
And the vibrant green of grass and trees
And the flowers all bowing in the breeze

Then I look out across the peaceful pond
At the woods and the pasture just beyond.
And closer in, flying into view
The finch, the cardinal, and the bluebird, too.

In the redwood swing, I lean back and then
Enjoy the melody of the wren.

The whir of the hummingbird darting by
The sight of the buzzard, floating high.
The robin defending its hidden nest
By chasing away the cowbird pest.

I sit out here and swing along
As I listen with joy to God's nature song.

And as I listen to each trill and peep,
I close my eyes and fall asleep.

These pictures were taken at my sisters cottage in Maine where I go each year to relax, sculpt and watch the birds with my Mom & Dad.
The picture of the woodpecker was taken in my back yard a few months ago.

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JoJoBell said...

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Nancy said...

Love it, love it, love it!! How do you get it to look so real! Your artwork is excellent. I hope to add more to my collection!