Monday, April 27, 2015

Backyard Beauties

Loving our backyard view to our forest full of gorgeous birds
Of all these backyard beauties the Cardinal is my favourite

Yes, even a Turkey
Cardinal Visit

Morning dawned crisp and bright
Aloft from my dreams this night
Along the path all on our own
I wish you every joy I’ve known

On this bright morning loud and clear
His shrill echoed oh so near
Relishing first light, while sipping tea
The bird, the brook, the path, the trees

He sings not but for a spoken few
Yet now appears as if on cue
Snowflakes interlace with tearful eyes
As I look upwards to tree and sky

Whenever you should need me
Look to the cerulean skies
Raise your heart and soul upon the winds
To reveal a gladden red surprise

All things will be clear to you
Fate is in no one’s hands
You must let go
Let love expand

You’ll figure out
what you want to do
Keep doing your thing while staying true
Just keep being you…

© Helena White

Joining Judith over at


  1. Helena, I love that first shot of the cardinal. It took a bit for me to figure it out! The yellow beak in the centre helped me work it out. Sylvia

  2. Lovely images especially the turkey ...and a wonderful poem!

  3. I like our resident cardinals and you wrote a lovely poem in tribute to them. Our dog would go crazy if a turkey came in the backyard to eat the bird seed but it would be a welcome visitor to me.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Helena.

  4. How fortunate you are to see such a variety of colorful birds at your bird feeders!

  5. These are really lovely bird photos, with one mischievous squirrel popping in. I love the blue jay.

  6. Bright and beautiful photography! You do a great job!

  7. An exquisite collage. And the turkey seems to be eyeing off a magic little castle.

  8. I come to you by way of Lavender Cottage Moasice Monday. I a was attracted first by your mosaic then by your title and you had me hooked with the cardinal. We don't have them here in Colorado, so I very much enjoyed both your photo and your poem, and the beauty of your blog.