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259 Livin’ on the Wild Side in Our Front Yard

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”

― Robert Lynd

The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and and you fly.

― Israelmore Ayivor

Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other.

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Did the squirrel realize how lucky he was to be there? Or on the contrary did he spend his life wondering whether he might not be better off somewhere else, or feeling that he didn’t have the life he deserved? In the end, it depended on the comparisons the squirrel was able to make.”

― François Lelord, Hector and the Search for Happiness

Like squirrels, the best in every business do what they have learned to do without questioning their abilities – they flat out trust their skills, which is why we call this high-performance state of mind the “Trusting Mindset.”

― John Eliot
Hanging Upside Down is a Skill Photo by Lisa Preisler-Hampton

That softness around your eyes, a softness in your face. Almost the way you feel when you’re about to start crying. That, to me, is love. It can be romantic love, it can be friendship love, it can be family love, it can be love for a chipmunk. It can be love for anything.

― Moby

“I saw a cardinal in my tree, the bright red color so beautiful to see. Thoughts of loved ones brought a smile to my face, as I watched it flitter about with grace. Visitors from heaven they are said to be, I feel blessed that you came to see me.”

― Unknown

“Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind”

― Munia Khan
Bluebird Photo by Lisa Preisler-Hampton

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”

― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird
Male Oriole Photo by Lisa Preisler-Hampton

“Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing at dusk was to heal the world through joy. The birds still remember what we have forgotten, that the world is meant to be celebrated.”

― Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice
Female Oriole Photo by Lisa Preisler-Hampton

“Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven.”

― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Photo by Lisa Preisler-Hampton

Hunting hawks did not belong in cages, no matter how much a man coveted their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They were far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

― Lois McMaster Bujold, The Warrior’s Apprentice (Vorkosigan Saga, #2)
Photo by Aaron Brewer on

He who makes himself a dove is eaten by the hawk.

― Italian Proverb
A Pile of Feathers… Photo by William Kimbal Hampton

XO Lisa ❤️

5 comments on “259 Livin’ on the Wild Side in Our Front Yard

  1. Awesome quotes! When we spend time surrounded by nature’s melody, our journey fills with blessed harmony. Thanks Lisa, and may this week bring you a special blessing.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. All pictures, photo are wonderful with inspiring quotes.👌

    Liked by 1 person

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