January 20, 2021

Red, White and Blue.

 Today was Inauguration Day and flags were flying. I was so glad it took place with dignity and beauty and no violence. It was strange to see the audience spread out with everyone masked because of Covid-19.  The crowd was also limited in size for security reasons. The riot at the Capitol on January 6th was on everyone's mind, so we were relieved that the safety measures were successful.

Today's birds are cardinals (male and female), a red-bellied woodpecker, a bluejay, and a nuthatch, I think. 

Nature is refreshing. It has beauty and rhythm. It has pain too, and the violence of predators against prey. But it seems to make sense in ways that human interactions do not. 


  1. Hello,

    Pretty birds, love the red, white and blue colors. It was great to see the peaceful Inauguration. Take care, have a happy day!

  2. Beautiful birds you have spotted in your garden.

  3. It is indeed a White-breasted Nuthatch. Great birds all to have visit you at home. America is a better place today without Donald Trump in the White House. May he fade from the public consciousness forever.

  4. Such beautiful birds, great captures! I was very relieved everything turned out well at the Inauguration and what a huge relief to have Biden in there now!

  5. A great event was shared yesterday, the 180 degree opposite to the one 2 weeks ago in the same place! Loved seeing all the ex presidents, and spouses.

  6. I too was glad to see a peaceful and dignified Inauguration.

  7. You have some lovely visitors!

    Thank you for linking up at 'My Corner of the World' this week!


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