The Good Things #7

It’s Wednesday and so it’s The Good Things, my weekly linky celebrating all the stuff that brings us happiness. It’s becoming really interesting to see what posts you all link up. We’ve had such a lovely, eclectic range of posts including favourite places and beloved possessions, experiences of volunteering, cooking lovely food and spending time in the outdoors. I’ve loved each and every one, and it’s a great source of happiness for me that you’re joining up each week.

Happiness means different things to everyone. Whether that’s climbing a mountain, baking a cake, spending time with family, travelling somewhere exciting, a gardening or environmental success, visiting a new restaurant, a great outfit post, or your experiences of learning something new, The Good Things is a linky for everyone. For me, happiness is found in the everyday things. It’s about taking notice of the small things and practising gratitude for the life that I have. So, I will join in by writing about something that’s made me happy each week; My Good Thing…

My Good Thing #7 My bird feeder. Living in a third floor flat has brought me closer to the wildlife in the city than I’d ever thought possible, especially when it comes to birds, because we’re  surrounded by trees. Flocks of goldfinches, a ridiculous pair of wood pigeons that play peek-a-boo over the windowsill, tawny owls calling in the night time and my favourite little blue tits. The stick on bird feeder at the sitting room window is a giant success, and there’s always someone grabbing a snack. The other day I decided I was going to try and take a photo of the bird feeder in use, and I sat, doing my best Chris Packham impression, camera in hand poised to take the best shot I could.

After what seemed like forever with only one bird coming anywhere near the feeder, the silence was finally broken by my son hurtling into the room and I had to quit, with only the Worst Bird Photo Ever (see below) for my time. They clearly knew I was there because the minute I was sitting back on the sofa again, I got a visitor…

Anyway, that’s what the feeder looks like, and I shall leave the bird photography to the experts…


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See you next week for more of the same…

The Good Things

5 Responses to The Good Things #7

  1. Ooh what a lovely capture of that bird on the wing. My gran used to love birdwatching and always had birdfeeders in her garden so she could sit and watch them out of her window for hours 🙂
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    • Elizabeth says:

      I think you are very kind, it was a very accidental photo. I love watching the birds so much, it helps go some way towards missing having a pet in the house. They feel very therapeutic.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Your bird photo made me smile – I almost wrote about encouraging our blackbird (not ours at all really but it was in our garden) into a birdbath as it just looked so hot as it was laying on the grass with his tail feathers splayed out, but he wasn’t so keen to be on camera either!
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  3. Harper says:

    I bet they know when you have the camera out….
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