it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Saturday, January 3, 2009

zip a dee do dah



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i am enamored by these creatures
and it does bring back fond memories of this song.
i am very happy to be hosting this bluebird family
in my outdoor living room.




32 comments:

Meadowview Thymes said...

They are sooooo cute! We don't have bluebirds, but lots of chickadees and yellow finches,plus jays and cardinals and of course mourning doves. I love, love seeing the birds this time of year.
Great pictures!

flydragon said...

How you managed to get a shot of them in flight is amazing to me. I can never do that.

tina said...

What memories for those of us a certain age! A few years ago I hunted everywhere for a copy of Song of the South and could not find one since apparently it was banned in the U.S. I finally found one on Ebay from England and purchased it. It only plays on a multi system VCR but I so love it. Thanks for that memory-such a heartwarming story it was and still is.

Wendy said...

Lucky you to have bluebirds nesting in your back yard! I have a bluebird house but no birds.
I remember that song. From a looooong time ago! LOL!

lola said...

Loved the song that brought back such fond memories. I love the little birds but sadly I don't have any. I think I'll put up a house for them & maybe they will pay me a visit.

marmee said...

mt, they are soooo wonderful, cute, beautiful etc...
i have all of those others too but these have captured my heart. thank you.

marmee said...

flydragon, i just take a jillion shots sometimes and it so happened i was able to capture it in flight, pretty cool, huh? i was excited about it too.

marmee said...

tina, did you mention age, p-shaw. i don't know what you are talking about.
i love the song and the story as well.

marmee said...

wendy,
yes the song stirs some memories for sure. good ones for me! just you wait and see maybe the bluebirds will come.

marmee said...

yes lola, put up a house for them and they will come, remember "if you build it they will come." do read up on it as they are things that will help them greatly, spacially, and height wise.

Cheryl said...

Dear Marmee.....what a joy it was to watch the video clip....I sang along....remember it so well from my childhood days....pure joy thank you....

You are honoured I am sure to have such beautiful guests....and they choose to visit you......enjoy, they will warm your heart on many a cold day......

Darla said...

Beautiful photos and I love that song too!

Frances said...

Hi Marmee, oh that is one of my favorite movies, I have it on vhs tape, and that is one of the best scenes too! You are fortunate to see those lucky bluebirds in January. It is supposed to bring good luck for the rest of the year!
Frances

gigi said...

how special! bluebirds on your shoulders, uh, trees! i am inspired to put out a bird feeder and see what is attracted to visit me.

and the 'deep south' youtube - loved it! i, too, would like to have a copy of the entire film! it brings back wonderful memories of an entirely different era! do you happen to know the original year it was released? and if anyone knows where it is available now?

Q said...

The Blue Birds are so lovely!
How exciting to have them in your backyard.
I saw one on Christmas Day on our front soffit. My husband and I gasped!!
Lovely photographs. How exciting...
You have the right magical touch...
My oh my, what a wonderful day!
Sherry

marmee said...

cheryl years ago i bought a glass bluebird that travel around the house to different locations to remind me of this whole scenerio. happiness, bluebirds on my shoulder, everything being satisfactual, you know. now to have my own pair i feeling is a blessing from above to say you are in the right place at the right time.
they are helping me make it thru winter.

marmee said...

darla, thank you, you can't help but be humming...singing...whistling along when that happy face sings that song!

marmee said...

frances,
one of my favourite movies, sleepless in seattle had a quote, "it's a sign" when the lights were on in the tower. i like to think the bluebirds are God's way of saying you are in the right place at the right time.

marmee said...

gigi, i do sing that song alot when i see the bluebirds. they are just so pretty when the light hits them just right. do you remember the glass bluebird i bought years ago. i used to keep it in my window when we lived in fl. i still have it in a nest on a shelf in the eatin kitchen. just to remind me it is a choice to be happy. i am so glad i have a pair of real bluebirds to remind every day of that.
i think you should definately put out a feeder and maybe the glass birdbath i gave you some years back.

marmee said...

ps gigi,

just google song of the south to find where you can buy it.

marmee said...

sherry i saw my bluebirds come back on christmas day too. i was so happy to see them. i took lots of pictures that morning. thank you i am so glad to have captured them and get to see them everyday outside my kitchen window. it is a little stamp of approval on this house that i am living in now.
it truly is a wonder and a wonderful day.

Susie said...

Oh I love that little video, so cute! Love your pics of the bluebirds especially that one you caught in flight.

Did you get my e-mail explaining the live signature?

Denise said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog to look at the albino deer. I LOVE Bluebirds. I had them nest one time at the cabin. I have Tree Swallows nesting in my boxes every year.

Roses and Lilacs said...

It's been a long time since I heard that song. Brings back lots of memories.
Marnie

marmee said...

susie i did get your email but i haven't had the time to actually follow thru with it. i will let you know if i can figure it out or not.
i was fortunate to get those two shots of the bluebird in flight. very fun!

marmee said...

denise,
glad you decided to stop by "things i love". it is pretty cool getting to experience all these wild creatures on other peoples blog. glad to have you here.

marmee said...

marnie, i know i am always singing it in my head when i see the bluebirds. so i thought it might be fun to let everyone hear it.

Susie said...

Girl that looks gooood!!!

marmee said...

thanks susie i was trying to make it bigger but the site is having problems. thank you so much for the email. the instructions were great, i still had two of my sons helping with it. i am very challenged when it comes to the technological stuff. thanks again!

Meems said...

That's funny. I play that you tube for the little one to entertain him. When I saw your post title it reminded me of it and then I opened it up and there it was.

I wish we had bluebirds here... they are so unique and beautiful. How nice you have them this time of year when you need those blips of color on the tree limbs to brighten your view!

gigi said...

yes, i remember the glass bluebird you had. then you gave me one too, which i used to have on my kitchen window sill above my sink at the old house. now it is in my curio - i may just get it out on my kitchen counter again. and guess what? while dh was off the past 10 days for Christmas vacation, he was making a bed for some of my potted plants. he went shopping for some mulch, and discovered a pond form that had been very discounted. we are going to have a water pond in the back yard - at last!! i have wanted one for years. and the bird bath (with the cute turtles and shell design) will definitely be a focal point of the landscape!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Love the song...very upbeat:) Also love the bluebird shots flying in the air:) I have bluebirds galore here (don't really know why?) so I'm not complaining...but I don't recall getting a shot of one in midair. Those are the coolest.