Saturday, January 25, 2014

Through a Window

Last spring and early summer, I was able to lie outside for an hour or two for the first time in nearly three years.  It felt glorious.  I hope soon to get another taste of that little bit of freedom. However, for now, my health does not permit it.  And so, for the time being, I remain indoors, looking out through bedroom windows.   Here's just a tiny glimpse of my small world taken over the last several months.


Deer Eating Cactus Blooms


Cactus Wren

Western Bluebirds in the Distance

 Lesser Goldfinch

Another Lesser Goldfinch

Male Finch

Finch Takes a Nap at the Feeder

Female Finch Keeps Watch

Pyrrhuloxia (Type of Cardinal)

Antelope Squirrel

Harris' Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk (standing on one foot)

Man on the Mountain

Meanwhile, indoors, spring blooms in winter.  It reminds me to stay hopeful.

Hydrangea (before and after)

Amaryllis Before

Amaryllis After

"Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all."  ~Emily Dickinson


  1. Beautiful photos what a variety of wildlife you have come to visit you. I hope you are able to get outside to lie in the sun again before much longer.
    Best wishes to you Laurel as always.

  2. always love seeing your photos. Thanks for sharing, it makes my tiny world a little larger :)

  3. Wow, Laurel, those are some amazing, beautiful photos! Especially considering they are all from your window. Looks like you are in the desert, someplace warm. I am really missing my outdoor time, too, because it has been less than 10 degrees most days!! Not conducive to lying out on the deck, even wrapped in blankets! Besides, the deck is covered with snow.

    I love the idea of getting some early spring blooms going indoors.


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  4. Hey Laurel...

    Oh, what beautiful pictures. I love the deer, what gorgeous creatures they are.

    Sending you lots of healing love, and so hope you get to taste freedom again soon...



  5. Love your photos. And how *special* to see a bobcat out your window!


  6. Your pictures are so beautiful, and all those animals and birds are absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing those gorgeous pieces of your world :-)

  7. I'm so glad you were able to lie outside for a while and feel free. I hope you can do it again soon, nothing compares to it when we have spent so long trapped inside in bed. Your bird photos are lovely, I love birds, more so now that their tweets are so comforting to hear when I am feeling ill inside. Take care. x Hayley from

  8. Gorgeous photos, am envious of your birds! I am sure you get comfort from such beauty from your window. x