Trust in wings

This bird on the neighbours’ apple tree

Reminds me of that saying about

Birds not being afraid of the branches breaking

Because they trust in their own wings.

That self-confidence is the greatest gift

We can give our children.

Bird on blossom

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69 responses

  1. true…and it must be cultivated from a very early age…each impression builds upon it…lovely shot too…happy saturday

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    May 25, 2013 at 16:37

  2. lovely post…

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    May 25, 2013 at 16:38

  3. I’ve never heard that saying…really well said…and goes so well with your beautiful photo!!!

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    May 25, 2013 at 16:44

  4. Gorgeous … the bird, flowers and sky, exquisite photo!

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    May 25, 2013 at 16:56

  5. Lovely image to go with that quote.

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:02

  6. You have got that right, and a great photograph.

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:06

  7. Fi so beautifully said and your photo is of course, exquisite. My daughter is feeling quite confident with her wings, hiking and repelling at Acadia National Park in ME this weekend… despite the cold, wet weather:-)

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:22

  8. What an uplifting thought to carry with me today. Thanks! 🙂

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:27

  9. This is such a lovely photo, and the colors in it look so pretty with your pale mauve blog background!

    It’s true that self-confidence is a great gift, and one that’s awfully hard (though not impossible) to give yourself later if it’s not cultivated by those you most trust when you’re very small. (My mother undercut mine at every turn (as her father had done to her), and the damage done still reverberates decades later. Sometime’s it’s not a matter of not trusting your wings, but not thinking you even have any.

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:39

  10. Lovely catch and beautiful words.

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    May 25, 2013 at 17:53

  11. oh, so sweet!🙂

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    May 25, 2013 at 18:08

  12. beautiful said!

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    May 25, 2013 at 18:11

  13. Lady Fi!
    Lovely, subtle picture.
    I send greetings🙂
    Lucia

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    May 25, 2013 at 18:16

  14. Wow, lovely photo and good composition and colors!

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    May 25, 2013 at 18:36

  15. Wow! perfect shot.

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:04

  16. Beautiful image and so true about that gift to our children!

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:05

  17. I will have to use that saying on a photograph! Love it.

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:07

  18. cloudia

    Praise must be based in effort and growth or some other Character is raised. Great post

    Aloha

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:15

  19. A really nice message and accompanying image Fiona. xo

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:16

  20. So many gorgeous images while I have been gone!!! I think the swans are my favourite!!!

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    May 25, 2013 at 19:47

  21. Bob

    What a beauty, I love the Sparrow.

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    May 25, 2013 at 20:01

  22. What a lovely photo! But, really, your words touched me as much as the photo did. Both were just stunning!

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    May 25, 2013 at 20:23

  23. And of course, you then have to trust their wings as well…!

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    May 25, 2013 at 21:50

  24. Lovely Pictures, vår har inte kommit så långt ännu…börjar blomma nu

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    May 25, 2013 at 22:26

  25. Beautiful words and image! It is so true!

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    May 25, 2013 at 22:59

  26. What a gorgeous shot! I love sparrows and love your quote. Happy Critter Day!

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    May 25, 2013 at 23:00

  27. Stunning photo and quote. Not a gift I was given – and it does make life more challenging.

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    May 25, 2013 at 23:22

  28. Jim

    Lovely photo and sentiment.

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    May 25, 2013 at 23:35

  29. Absolutely agree! Beautiful illustration for the wise advice.

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    May 26, 2013 at 00:00

  30. Pat

    Lovely post.

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    May 26, 2013 at 00:35

  31. Great sentiments and an amazing photo!

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    May 26, 2013 at 00:42

  32. A wonderful capture! The tree in my back garden is now full of green leaves, so I can hear the birds but can’t see them.

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    May 26, 2013 at 01:06

  33. Hi! Nice capture. Spring has come. Very fabulous shot.

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    May 26, 2013 at 02:35

  34. Yes, self confidence AND kindness. Gorgeous composition against the sky.

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    May 26, 2013 at 02:50

  35. That is one gorgeous photo.

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    May 26, 2013 at 04:07

  36. I love that quote, and the photo is sublime. The little bird looks as if it’s striking a noble & confident pose. 🙂

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    May 26, 2013 at 05:20

  37. wonderful photo, bird in blossom. very nice composition

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    May 26, 2013 at 07:43

  38. Gorgeous shot. I love this pic of sparrow.
    Reminds me of how common they were even in the households, when we were growing up. We don’t get to see this bird now a days. It is slowly disappearing😦

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    May 26, 2013 at 08:35

  39. Alltid en fryd å se dine bilder … dette intet unntak. Vakkert! Håper du har en fin helg!

    Irene

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    May 26, 2013 at 08:48

  40. Gorgeous shot!

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    May 26, 2013 at 10:17

  41. Such a beauty! Gorgeous photo!!!

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    May 26, 2013 at 10:47

  42. Great saying and so true! I love the photo, just beautiful. Have a happy day!

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    May 26, 2013 at 12:38

  43. Here! Here! Agreed. Gorgeous shot!

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    May 26, 2013 at 13:07

  44. such a sweet shot🙂

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    May 26, 2013 at 14:10

  45. Wise thoughts, lovely picture. Thank you🙂.

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    May 26, 2013 at 14:25

  46. Beautiful shot and such wise words.🙂

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    May 26, 2013 at 14:44

  47. Yes a good pic of self confidence.

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    May 26, 2013 at 16:56

  48. Fantastic photograph, such an image always enraptures:) Greetings

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    May 26, 2013 at 17:26

  49. Lovely image and inspiring words!

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    May 26, 2013 at 18:09

  50. Both are so beautiful, the bird and the quote!

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    May 26, 2013 at 18:35

  51. This is sooooo beautiful, and a beautiful lesson to be taught also.

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    May 26, 2013 at 19:12

  52. Indeed!!

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    May 27, 2013 at 03:53

  53. jenmuddybootdreams

    So true, and it’s a gift that will last them all of their lives.

    Jen

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    May 27, 2013 at 05:57

  54. Wow! How wonderful… birds teach something significant to life. Lovely shot on sparrow🙂

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    May 27, 2013 at 08:23

  55. Very true ladyfi….

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    May 27, 2013 at 08:32

  56. Sparrows are my favourite little birds. Friendly, yet cheeky. A nice photo Fi – Dave

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    May 27, 2013 at 10:39

  57. very nice posture.🙂

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    May 27, 2013 at 11:02

  58. Such wise words! =) and a lovely photo Lady Fi!🙂

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    May 27, 2013 at 12:29

  59. Rahul

    What a lovely flight on a pair of wings:)

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    May 27, 2013 at 13:21

  60. I loved that quote! May I pinch it, please?😉 Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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    May 27, 2013 at 15:49

  61. Lovely thought!🙂

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    May 28, 2013 at 05:47

  62. I love the little birds- especially in May when they are so busy raising their little ones and are still singing.

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    May 28, 2013 at 08:50

  63. An inspiring thought to go with a beautiful picture. Yes, we need to build inside our children’s hearts courage, confidence and the right tools that will help them spread their wings to fly and follow their dreams.

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    May 28, 2013 at 08:53

  64. Jo

    Fabulous photos – it should be framed and hung. Great words too.

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    May 28, 2013 at 16:23

  65. Oh I just love this! The photo is so beautiful and I love your words as well. Wonderful!

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    May 28, 2013 at 18:27

  66. JM

    Absolutely amazing composition! So beautiful.

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    May 29, 2013 at 18:13

  67. I love how you share this amazing wisdom (so simple but so profound) with your gorgeous photos.

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    May 30, 2013 at 02:54

  68. so lovely

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    June 3, 2013 at 15:25

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