Blackbird

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly. — The Beatles

It’s been a tough year for many of us. Knocked down, heartbroken.

But we’re still standing, still choosing to stand up and fly.

Are you?

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29 responses

  1. Wonderful photos! Happy Holidays. And I wish you all the best in 2011!

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    December 25, 2010 at 16:13

  2. Amy

    I have a greeting card with a great dane on it and it says, “Attitude is everything, you simply can’t be beat if some small part of you can say, I will try again tomorrow…”
    Positive attitude is everything Fi!! Beautiful photo by the way, poor bird must be freezing!!

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    December 25, 2010 at 16:26

    • Yep – amazing how they can survive in – 25°C!

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      December 25, 2010 at 17:25

  3. Very nice reminder for me this morning. Thank you… and lovely as always.

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    December 25, 2010 at 17:46

  4. lilalia

    Standing up as tall as possible. All the very best to you.

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    December 25, 2010 at 17:53

  5. Rain

    It hasn’t hit -25 here yet! And I hope it doesn’t! I love your critter shots, your dog is absolutely adorable. You have a good eye, your photos are beautiful!! And I love your “who am I?” section! Happy Holidays! 🙂

    Rain

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    December 25, 2010 at 18:03

  6. I ask me everydaY HOW THEY SURVIVER….

    but this morning I ws thinking about u when I opened my blog I erad your message…were u thinking about me?

    Fiona, u are a spec ial person…HAPPY NEW YEAR…AND I WISH U CONTINUE SINGING….SINGING..GOOD FEELINGS HOW U ARE

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    December 25, 2010 at 18:17

  7. What a Great site you have!!! Boomer & Gary of The Vermilon River, Canada.

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    December 25, 2010 at 18:26

  8. lovely post,, so wintry and encouraging.

    Merry Christmas

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    December 25, 2010 at 19:36

  9. Clive

    Just what we needed to read at the close of the year …. very apt!

    best wishes for the season from all of us here in Dublin

    – Fiona and family

    ps – minus 25 sure is cold! Makes us feel positively warm here with only -11 last night!

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    December 25, 2010 at 21:59

  10. Yes.

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    December 25, 2010 at 22:20

  11. In answer to your question, yep! We were knocked down and about quite a bit from January til May…then our luck turned, and we moved to God’s Country!!! Mammoth Lakes, California!!! A delightful twist of events, lot’s of new friends and experiences!!!

    May your Christmas dreams all come true!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Lady Fi!!!

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    December 25, 2010 at 22:27

  12. Yes, indeed, Fi – I intend to keep getting up as long as I’m able! Happy Holidays to you and Family.

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    December 26, 2010 at 03:18

  13. indeed!!

    heres wishing you and yours a bountiful season of cheer!

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    December 26, 2010 at 11:59

  14. Aren’t they supposed to fly south?

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    December 26, 2010 at 12:01

  15. Nod.

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    December 26, 2010 at 16:21

  16. One of my favorite songs, Lady Fi. And yes, I am still upright, still defiant, and still just a touch scared.

    Luckily, it all strikes me as a bit funny.

    Happy New Year.

    Pearl

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    December 26, 2010 at 16:36

  17. Oh yes, everytime we are given a new day, we are are given a chance to keep trying.

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    December 26, 2010 at 23:44

  18. Oh ya, I guess ..we must have brains the size of that Blackbird too:)

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    December 27, 2010 at 02:22

  19. Your blog thrills me. These are wonderful images in word and picture.

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    December 27, 2010 at 02:34

  20. You betcha I am. I try to keep in mind that there’s always someone else with bigger problems than mine.

    Wishing you a fabulous 2011, my friend.

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    December 27, 2010 at 03:21

  21. Lovely captures of the blackbird.

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    December 27, 2010 at 04:56

  22. Beautiful brave bird! Yup, we’re still here too ;>)

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    December 27, 2010 at 05:35

  23. Who would have thought that a little speck of orange on his beak could be such a spirit lifter….it reminds me that there is still some COLOR out there in this grey grey world…

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    December 27, 2010 at 09:53

  24. I got off relatively lightly, all things considered.

    Hope 2011 is enormously kind to you.

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    December 27, 2010 at 10:41

  25. Lovely photograph, lovely song, and beautiful sentiment.

    2010 has been kind to me so far, but I do believe what everyone else has been saying- as long as you are willing to get up and continue the fight, nobody can beat you. Not even Life.

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    December 28, 2010 at 05:51

  26. oh, and then some.

    you too I hope

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    December 28, 2010 at 15:25

  27. We intend to keep on getting up again for as long as we can!

    Happy Christmas and New Year!

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    January 4, 2011 at 04:22

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