The spring is here, and many birds are looking for a new home. I try to help them a little by putting up some accomodation. I had larger birds in mind for this house, but the nuthatch could hardly wait till I had taken my ladder away before he moved in. Here he’s admiring the view from his new house. I call him Zorro because of his black mask, of course.
Three squirrels come regularly to our place to check out if there are any goodies. They love sunflower seeds! Here is one of them, having a good time.
I love baking bread. Working with the dough, sensing the beautiful smell from the oven filling the house, patiently waiting, and then the reward. Home-baked bread, still warm inside, with blackcurrant jam. Mmmm.
I think there are tiny people walking around in my garden. I never see them, but I come across their footprints now and then.
…who wants to sing like a Norwegian!!??
There is a well-known song in Norway about a boy called Hjalmar who tries to sing in English without knowing the language particularly well. Now this guy in the video (a Norwegian radio host, whose real name is Rune Nilson) has turned it all around and made it into a song about an American who wants to sing in Norwegian (and obviously doesn’t know the language very well, either)! I don’t know about you, but he makes me laugh (and tap my feet)..
Thank you, Mr. Squirrel. You add joy to my day. I hope the sunflower seeds taste okay.
You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
Fools stand on their island of opportunities
and look toward another land.
There is no other land; there is no other life than this.
– Henry David Thoreau
The little Nisse is waving goodbye to 2016 and wishing 2017 welcome.
He wishes every single person on earth a happy new year filled with love and compassion.
The nuthatch (spettmeis in Norwegian) with all its breaks activated.
We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.