Share the Joy: Blue Jays

A couple of days ago,
I hung a new block of high protein suet 
from a limb on the birch tree.

I got a good scolding from a Stellar Jay
who'd been sitting in a nearby tree.

"Get outa here," he screamed,
as I inched my way to the tree,
greasy block of fat and seeds in hand.

But a couple of minutes later,
three gorgeous, noisy jays were flitting from branch
to branch, and diving down for a snack.

Sheer joy --
except that they wouldn't sit still for a photo. 
So I had to settle for this photo (owner unknown)
from a bird identification site.

Other sources of joy?

Nashville's on tonight.
My new display cabinet and media center
were delivered today and look even better
than I anticipated.

The real estate market has picked up a bit
and I've had -- or will have -- three showings 
within a week by Saturday afternoon.
No offers yet,
but I'm keeping fingers crossed
and St. Joseph in the garden,
standing on his head.

What sparked the fire of joy in you this week?

Notice joy.
Cultivate it.
Celebrate it.
Share it.


1. do a post that tells and shows what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post and paste it into 
the Mr. Linky box along with your info.

3. Visit other players and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment because everyone
 enJOYS getting positive feedback.

Let's keep the epidemic of JOY going!


Beautiful blue jay!!! Exquisite color!!! Wishing you well! Cathy
Annie Jeffries said…
My joy thid week amd for the foreseeable future, Meri, is to enjoy Cardinals in the backyard, squirrels chasing each other around, and stately and patient Robins waiting for everyone else to get put of the way.
4 Lettre Words said…
Wow...what a lovely color pattern!
Unknown said…
I have never seen a Blue Jay like that. Cool! Sorry you couldn't get any photos of them. Perhaps next time. Have a wonderful day!
deb did it said…
Such happy fat birds!!!
(◔‿◔) said…
Wow, thats amazing picture of jay. YYou could pretty up close to the bird.
Thanks for sharing, for hosting this nice project and happy weekend, Wieczora (◔‿◔) | my photoblog
Unknown said…
What would we do without our birds to enjoy during the winter. Beautiful shot. I have Blue Jays but don't seem to have a photo. Have a great weekend Meri.
Leovi said…
Wonderful colors! Pretty bird!
Kim Mailhot said…
Oh that Blue ! So different from his Northern cousins but gorgeous and vibrant !
Glad about the market. Looks like we will be dipping our toes into that stuff in a little bit too. Good luck !
Hope your joy is abundant this weekend, Lovely One !
kt40s said…
i love those stellar jays and their tuft feathers on theirs heads:) i will send positive thoughts about your home being chosen by it's future owner soon! xo katy

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