Friday, November 11, 2011

There's No Place Like Home


Sorry about my wonky watermark, and apparently Photoshop wasn't interested in watermarking the other two images...maybe it's smarter than I am and realized that I hadn't downsized it properly! ;-)




Today, as I snapped these pictures of the bluebirds in my backyard who were busy trying to make a place to call home for the winter in our bluebird box, I couldn't help but think of what this day really means to me.

I've mentioned before that politics are not something I very often discuss, because I feel we all have biases, personal reasons, and ideology that shapes what we think about various things from religion to politics.  So like the old saying goes, I think it's best to steer clear of those discussions unless you are with close and very open minded friends, but certainly not in a public forum, unless you don't mind the mud slinging that ensues.




But as I watched these sweet creatures making their nest, I couldn't help but think that no matter where you live, who you vote for, or what you believe, we all want a place that we can call home.  And as I thought that, my mind wandered and began to think about all of the men and women who throughout history have sacrificed, some during wartime, others not, for something they believed in.  Something that often took them, or continues to take them so far from the places they call home.

Today I will honor those people by wearing a red poppy and hoping that for those who lost their lives so far from home, or for those who are now so far from home, that they will take some comfort in knowing that at least for today, they will be remembered.  Happy Veterans Day!



15 comments:

  1. I love bluebirds! It's wonderful to see them here in Florida! I need to email you...now that you're home and I'm home, too! heehee! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

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  2. Lovely pictures of those gorgeous birds. I have never seen them in the flesh.

    I just found out that my neighbors in \Florida's husband is away in Afghanistan. Brave souls these people.

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  3. oh how adorable, I loved these!

    http://rainbowgatherer.blogspot.com

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  4. Dont' you just love bluebirds! One of earths most exquisite creatures!

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  5. They are such pretty little birds - I've never seen them in real life. It seems late for them to be making a home. They better get a wiggle on or winter will be upon them.

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  6. How you capture birds sitting still is just magical. Is it a zoom lens? I know nothing about photography, but I have never seen such gorgeous pictures online other than yours when it comes to wildlife {and everything else!}.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend, Kat!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. Happy weekend Kat, love the photos of the bluebirds! They always represent happiness to me!
    xo

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  8. Wonderful photos, Kat! Nicely done, with words so true.

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  9. What a wonderful post! I too adore Bluebirds...

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  10. Beautiful Bluebirds. I just love birds.

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  11. Beautiful post, beautiful bluebirds. I think you're right that we all just want a place to call home.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  12. Kat, your bluebirds are so wonderful!! I love them! I especially like the picture of the female bluebird picking around the tree at the male bluebird on the box!! You brought a smile to my face with your photos!!

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  13. Beautiful photographs & perfect words~

    Hope your bluebirds find home in your wonderful house! Thank you for sharing their beauty~

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  14. Love the bluebird pictures! I have enjoyed my bluebirds around here. I have to fix some of the boxes before they cozy up for the winter!

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  15. Oh I can't believe I missed so many of your posts all the way back to Veteran's Day. Yes, this was a good one Kat. xo ~Lili

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