Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Touch Of Nature




IMG_3231 Chickadee

Chickadee In A Tree





IMG_3222 Black-Capped Chickadee

A Black-Capped Chickadee





IMG_3221 White Breasted Nuthatch

A White Breasted Nuthatch





Oh cage me not, lest I become a prisoner of man’s ego.

Deny me not my right to fly in God’s blue sky

And spy upon these mortals there below.

Then when I see a friend, I may desend to serenade.

And when my song is o’er,

away on freedom ‘s wing to soar.

-May Hickman


IMG_3242 Freedom's Wing






IMG_4499 Nuthatch and DS.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

– Shakespear





IMG_4476 Nuthatch

  In Harmony with Nature

Up Close and Personal,

The Look of Trust ,

Eye to  Eye,

It touched my Soul.

Written by - Dianne © dsphotocats





IMG_4464 Chickadee

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir




I Was Looking For Owls

I was looking for Owls, and I found  Chickadees, 

or should I say , “they found me”.

I was looking for Owls, and I found a Nuthatch,

and again, it found me.

If you truly love Nature you will find Beauty wherever you go.

Look! Expecting to find,

Leave your tunnel vision behind.

You may not find what you are looking for,

but treasures you are sure to find,

and you will be touched by nature of some kind.

What a Joy to be in Harmony with the Beauty that surrounds you, whatever that might be.

I believe it is God’s  intended plan for all of humanity,

and  Nature, of His Own  Creativity.

Written by- Dianne © dsphotocats



It was funny, while driving home on the 401 hwy. I saw a big beautiful owl perched in a tree along side the 4 way hwy. I admired its beauty for a moment, and then shook my head and laughed. It didn’t bother me that I didn’t get a photo with my camera. I treasured the moment with a thankful heart and I had just come from having little Chickadees and a Nuthatch in the palm of my hand. There little talons felt wonderful as I experienced a touch of nature that I will never forget. Now how special is that!!!

Hope to find you all well. Take care and God Bless each and every one who passes by.

ox Dianne :)

Special note: Pictures of me were taken by my hubby. Steve is legally blind but has great insight, and not bad with the camera either. I think he is pretty amazing. I am  Blessed to have him in my life.  :)



  1. These are amazing pictures. To have one of God's little creatures sitting in the hand is very special.

  2. Awesome pictures. What a special treat to hold such a lovely creature.


  3. Hi Dianne, don't forget they can also feel the warmth of your hand and also the touch of your skin. What a wonderful thing to see.

  4. How wonderful Dianne. Nature senses your heart. That little bird just knew how wonderful you are. A photo to frame. Your hubby did a wonderful job. When a young buck came to me just a few weeks ago and gave me head rubs on my hands and arm it was awesome! A wild deer trusted me. I know how you feel. Isn't it a moment to remember forever?

    1. Thank you for sharing this with me Nancy. I pictured that in my thoughts and it made me smile. You have to be a special lady for a wild deer to come up to you that close and rub you with his head. I think he did that because you too are a Dear. It is just spelled different.:) Thank you for sharing your experience with me. That is pretty Special. :)

  5. Hi Dianne oh that was wonderful I know just how you must have felt. Great picture your Hubby done well, you will treasure this moment for ever. Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  6. Good Morning .
    So very beautiful. You and a few others have captured an extraordinary moment .I love your photography . Your birds are beautiful. The one on your hand is fantastic. I trust your going to frame this one or all of them.
    Your words and images will stay with me for the day. Thanks :)

    Have the most beautiful day

  7. An Amazing Blessing. !!! Im still in aww. :)

  8. those pictures are really lovely! have a great weekend!

  9. I have seen pictures of birds and I always like that but your interaction with them is really special!

  10. Hi Dianne,

    Really enjoyed this blog, great pictures and words - Thank you - Hugs Nita.

  11. Your blog, the pictures and every word you wrote brightened my life right here where you are.

  12. beautiful photo; and nice blog; bravo. From Romania ,Sebastian

  13. Wow, awesome shots!
    It must be so special to hold such a lovely bird.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. These are truly great shots, the poems are very touching as well..

    Hope all is well, we are in for a big snow fall today, just started this morning.

  15. Your husband did a wonderful job! A wonderful series, perfect words, and you even saw your owl!

  16. Oh, Dianne. How lovely! However did you get the bird to come to you?

  17. Gail I just simply stood and held out my hand and they came to me. I had chickadees, and a Nuthatch land in my hand. I heard that Chickadees would do that from time to time. I was really surprised when the nuthatch landed on my out stretched hand. I didn't have any food but wish I had of had some for them. They deserved it. I did go back and look for some crumbs on the floor of the van but that was after they had already landed. I did find a couple crumbs from a granola bar. And they did come back and picked the crumbs from my hand.

    A few years back when I was at Algonquin Park way back in the bogs, I seen two Whiskey Jacks (Gray Jays) and I held out my hand and one of them flew right into my hand. It was amazing and I will never forget how it felt. I looked at it and it looked at me and then it flew away.
    If you ever get the chance and you see a chickadee hold out your hand and you might be pleasantly surprised. What have you to loose. :)

  18. Thank you all for your visit and your comments.
    Hope you all have a fantastic weekend. And if you see a little bird reach out your hands in friendship, and you might have a cute little visitor come and perch on your hand and sing you a little song. :)

  19. Hi Diane, I thought you would enjoy the video I made of the deer visit.

    Nancy (Toodie)

  20. oh Diane, these shots are amazing and your words fit so beautifully. Being outside in nature with His creation always calms me. Your site brings me tremendous peace. Hugs to you and your wonderful husband.

  21. Amazing photos Diane, I am sure you felt not only honoured but very uplifted that day, I know I would have been :)

  22. Oh my gosh - you got to hold the sweet birds! How cool is that!

    Thank you for that poem you left me on my post the other day. I so appreciate it.

  23. Absolute beauty. You got the bird in your hand. I wish I was there too.

  24. A joy to behold. Nature in the palm of your hand. Super post Dianne.

  25. Wow! I too have a love of owls...I look for them too, especially when I can hear them at night, but I have only seen them once. And to hold this little chickadee, what a gift!Your poem is beautiful, I feel blessed by stopping here.

  26. Lovely post. It is fantastic the way blogs make the world so much smaller so that sitting on my sofa here in the UK I can share in these superb birds. Thanks!

  27. loooooove the first and second ones!

  28. Birds of a feather stick together Diane,
    You have many of the same birds we do but we are so far apart in distance.
    And to get one to sit on your hand?!
    You are one they can trust…
    Thank you so much for being in the right spot, and sharing them with your followers.


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