#WingedJewels . . . whiskered tree swift





Whiskered Tree Swift – female by Albert Tay
Image source: The world of birds


Rise up, and do begin the day’s adorning, . . .




“Rise up, and do begin the day’s adorning,
The little eastern clouds are dapple grey,
There will be wind among the leaves today,
It is the very promise of the morning.”

From “June,” Hilaire Belloc.







Illustration by Lefler & Urban for month of June calendar sheet, 1899.
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac

#WingedJewels . . . awesome Frogmouths




Sri Lanka Frogmouth couple in India
The female is on the left.

Frogmouths are often confused with owls,
because of their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance.
They are more related to nightjars than owls.





Photo credit: Deepa Javdekar.
Text & image source: Birds

#WingedJewels . . . The White Peacock




The White Peacock

Flawed from birth
I lack all that makes my species
The celebrated symbol of proud regal beauty
My vibrant hues replaced by colorless white
A blank am I, awaiting some heavenly hand
To come with celestial crayons
And complete me
Paint me cerulean, olive, turquoise
Honey, indigo, violet

But if you can
Look past your expectations
And behold me
Imperfect as I stand
Mutation that I am
You will see

I am magnificent






© Thomas Horton.
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

Good morning with . . . Cherry Blossoms.




Cherry Blossoms.

How nice it is to see…
A lovely cherry blossoms tree
Starting to bloom its sprouts..
Like a cotton candies of mount…

When the wind blows…
Flowers falling..dancing with the wind
Like a dance show…
In the air…

Cherry blossoms tree..
Your flower dance with glee..
In the wind…to be free…

~ Mary Joy Lumanog





Art Snowwolf
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook