Three Day Quotation Challenge: “Songs Too Sweet and Wild”

February 1, 2016 The Birds 002


“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all.

Their feathers are too bright,

their songs too sweet and wild.

So you let them go, or when you open the cage

to feed them they somehow fly out past you.

And the part of you that knows

it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices,

but still, the place where you live

is that much more drab and empty

for their departure.”


Stephen King


Robin, at Breezes at Dawn, has been participating in the Three Day Quote Challenge.  She was invited by our mutual friend, Eliza.   Both have  issued a general invitation for any of their followers to join in.

The rules are simple:  Post an inspirational, uplifting quote for three consecutive days, and invite three other bloggers to join you.  If you are reading this, please consider yourself invited.


February 1, 2016 The Birds 005


“Can miles truly separate you from friends…

If you want to be with someone you love,

aren’t you already there?”


Richard Bach


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


February 1, 2016 The Birds 009

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8 responses to “Three Day Quotation Challenge: “Songs Too Sweet and Wild”

  1. Oh, lovely quotes! The silhouettes of birds in the tree stirs the heart. 🙂

    • If Only the sounds could be captured with the photos! They visited with us for nearly an hour before moving on ….

      • I know what you mean! I thought about switching to video while on my walk today. The Red-Winged Blackbirds are calling conk-la-ree! which is a song I associate with spring. I also heard spring peepers.

        • I’m concerned for our frogs here, too; that they not wake too early. We had a wasp flying around the back door yesterday. I found an Autumn Olive shrub leafing out today. It has been another lovely day here, today, and we spotted our first robins of spring on the front lawn! Hope the front tomorrow is gentle as it passes ❤ ❤ ❤ WG

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