Being connected to nature has always been an essential element in my life. Birding is my go to elixir these days. This morning I found myself lost in a field surrounded by deep marshes and bird song. I have never felt better. I sat down on a grassy bank and just listened..if you close your eyes and try to identify each bird sound you will notice that before you know it a couple of hours have passed. When you come out of your reverie you feel refreshed and ready for anything.

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“I’ve had a wonderful season chasing my feathered friends”..

Birds are some of the best ambassadors from the natural world. They interact with other animals, plants and even humans. If you stay quiet long enough and observe you begin to understand the interconnections. Birding is also very good for your health and some mornings I can hardly wait to get outside and get moving in search of a new bird to discover…


Loud cheery Starlings everywhere! 

“May my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living”. EE Cummings

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Faded bark

and hollowed heart.

Your mighty years

in solid rings.

Now you lie

with broken roots,

mossed remains

and shallow hope.

copyright Estee Millar

“To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.”― Joan Maloof

Under the forest canopy

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I stood in the field

and thought….

of nature

I will never

have enough.

A man

asked me….

“What do you see”?


I responded..

God’s love

is all around me.

I see birds singing

Eagles flying.

Life weaving

it’s beautiful path.

Can you not see?

copyright Estee Millar

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Early morning reflections..

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Looking for breakfast…

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Life weaving it’s beautiful path…

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A blackbird singing his joyous song…

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.. Henry David Thoreau

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I am beautiful

Morning shines

fog and sun


A rolling hue

toward the skies. 

A spark of faith

fills the air.

Wings and peace

are everywhere. 

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beautiful wings


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A silken day

blue skies and moon.

Earth sang today

I found my way.

Dull hearts


and birds have wings.

copyright Estee Millar

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This is Autumn

soft misty hues

Vermilion trees

and smaller days. 

A chilly peace

where shadows grow.

So magical

this early

morning lens.

copyright Estee Millar

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“Like a spider in its web, a vibration anywhere
is felt everywhere.”
― Lois Farfel Stark

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It was one of those days when everything just seemed to fall into place. A visit to the beach this morning and I was thrilled to spot a beautiful Mallard Hybrid, now that’s not an everyday sight. After a beautiful wing stretch she went back to sleep.

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Hey! it’s too early for a photoshoot! It’s only Monday.. let me sleep!

Flowers are coming to an end and it’s time to let my garden rest and enjoy a Pumpkin Latte or two.autumn 2

This evening I stepped outside, looked up and a powerful rainbow hit me right in the face! Perfect.

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“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.”
– Ann Patchett


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