This little sweetie was a new bird in my yard yesterday.
Along with about 10-or so friends.
Thinking of my Grandma Marj,
I quick snapped some pictures through the screens and rain.
Then I took her green hard-cover Roger Tory Peterson
field guide to western birds and started searching.
I like hers because it rests softly in my hand, falling open easily
like an old well-worn Bible...
the sides of the pages stained with the oils of fingertips
searching over the years.
A pine warbler
is what I think it is.
Which got me thinking about this theme of "Branching Out".
It is what keeps popping into my head.
Branching out with my writing, photography and art.
That is what blogging has been.
For so long, I have kept my photos on my computer
and my scrapbook pages tucked away in books,
and my writing in my journals,
and leading Bible study with my comfy little group of dear sweet friends.
But it is time to "branch out" . . .
to go out on a limb and share all of this.
Not to stop doing the things that are here at home and with my friends.
Because that is the foundation.
But to extend it out there. Out on a branch. Out on a limb.
It is what I am preparing to do.
And I am anticipating sharing the fullness of it with you soon.
But I will wait until it is prepared, so that you can be a part of it . . .
no matter where you live.
No matter how crowded or how isolated you are.