Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Blue magic


It began, as these things often do, during an early morning wander with the puppy in the back yard.

My first glimpse from across the yard.

What was that flash of blue I caught out of the corner of my eye?

My wife likes these fixer-uppers. Personally I’d rather have a move-in-ready place.

Why look at that, a bluebird, shining in the early morning light, claiming ownership of an old bluebird house out near the road.

But you know how it is….happy wife, happy life. Right?

I hurried back to the house, got the camera and long lens, and tiptoed out onto the deck.

And besides, she says she’s going to do all the work, so whatever.

I got to watch for awhile as she worked hard to get new nesting material into the old box.

I told her the renovations were going to cost more than just buying a nicer place. But she insisted this one felt like home.

The story unfolds in pictures.

Things in the renovation zone are too noisy for me. I’m going to sit over here for awhile.

Might as well take this personal time to spiff myself up.

Maybe I can get a date night tonight, know what I mean?

But wait. Maybe I need to woo her a little bit. After all she’s been working pretty hard all day.

I don’t know where he is. Just like him to fly off when there’s work to be done.

Best to just do it yourself, I always say.

Just a few more accessories and it will be perfect.

Hmmm….I should have measured the door before I brought this back.

If I just push a little harder…

Man, that was tough. But a woman’s work is never done, and this will all be worth it in the end!

I’m so excited about this place. We got it for such a great price!

OK! I found her a succulent insect, her favorite. Now where is she?

Is she in here?


I don’t get it. Where could she be?

She’s got to be around here somewhere.

I got her this great treat and she’s not even here!

This bug is going to go stale if she doesn’t eat it soon. I don’t think she appreciates my efforts.

Women! I’m going to go hang out with the guys down at the bar.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

36 thoughts on “Blue magic

  1. What timing!

    So many nice pictures –

    One of TADN’s favorite coffee mugs was one with a judgey looking BLUEbird 0 you’ve inspired me to use that one tomorrow morning –


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  2. You are the best story teller!!

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  3. Wonderful photos of the nesting birds. Cute running commentary a la birds.

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    • Thank you! I was thrilled to see them there. They don’t always stick around even after getting their nest built, so we’ll see. The next day we had a front end loader in the back yard a lot but I saw them again the morning after that so I’m hopeful.

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  4. Hope you get some babies!

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  5. This blue head on this bird .. so sweet. Anita

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  6. What great shots! And narrative 😁


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  7. Great photos and your story made me chuckle.

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  8. LOL!! You nailed it. 🙂 This was fantastic … the photos and your imagination, err, I mean the birds talking.

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  9. First yellow; now blue – are you planning on the entire color wheel this month?

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  10. What a great vignette of A Day in the Life of Two Birds.

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  11. Oh my what can I say? Simply delightful! 🤗


  12. What a great bunch of photos, Dawn — and I think you’ve got their conversation down pat, too. So happy these two found a nice home for their babies!

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  13. your photos are fabulous! Think bluebirds are one of the prettiest species ever. They always look to me as if they were painted with watercolors. So dainty and pretty!


  14. Fab photos, Dawn! What a cute and colorful character!


  15. I can relate to mama bird!😀 Best to do it yourself to get it done right.

    How fun! I hope you catch sight of the babies first flight!


  16. How startlingly blue they are!


  17. Aw, a delightful collection of the bluebirds in action! I’ve seen a couple too, but they’ve been hiding in the tree so my photos are disappointing. That’s neat that you have a house for them close enough so you can get great photos! I chuckled at your narration too ;-)!


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