chickadee lane.

January 5, 2015

chickadee lane - mendon ponds I buy into every bit of fresh-start optimism that January has to offer.

To kick off the new year on a peaceful note, on New Years day we went to a park nearby to where James grew up and fed the chickadees with James’s family. It involved a little bit of waiting, a good bit of bearing the cold, and the absolute thrill of patience rewarded.

We returned from our holiday traveling tour over the weekend and spent Sunday plucking away the dried up Christmassy bits to make room for fresh candles and new bulbs. We dusted the dresser tops, reorganized the book shelves, made a tidy pile of things to give away, and found places to keep a few new things. More on all of that later. For now, chickadees and a wish for a very happy new year.
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17 Comments

  • Reply Elizabeth January 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I love, love, love chickadees! This may be the sweetest ever and now I want a chickadee to eat out of my hand! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Hannah S January 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful photos. What a fun start to a new year. We on the other hand were stuck away from home a little longer then expected because our flight was cancelled and then the other was delayed 3 times, but we made it back home which is most important.
    Have a great week!
    http://www.southernfolly.com

  • Reply Traci January 5, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Why not buy into the New Year optimism? Happy 2015!

  • Reply Yumi Z January 5, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I love that you all stood there as still as possible, waiting for the chickadees! I have done that once before, and loved every minute of it. Hope you have a wonderful, happy 2015!

  • Reply kari January 5, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    How sweet–I didn't realize chickadees would venture so close, even for seed. An act of patience is a beautiful way to begin a new year.

  • Reply Jana | One Drawing A Day January 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Such sweetness that they are eating out ofyour hand!

  • Reply Jacquelyn | lark&linen January 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    What a wonderful way to start the new year!

  • Reply Helen McLaughlin January 5, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I'm with @Traci! Why not buy into the New Year optimism! πŸ™‚

    You inspired me so very much in 2014, Erin. I've loosed myself from so much STUFF and I feel more connected to everything than ever before. Thank you.

    Here's to more inspiration and friendship in 2015!

    xx

  • Reply Helen McLaughlin January 5, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I'm with @Traci! Why not buy into the New Year optimism! πŸ™‚

    You inspired me so very much in 2014, Erin. I've loosed myself from so much STUFF and I feel more connected to everything than ever before. Thank you.

    Here's to more inspiration and friendship in 2015!

    xx

  • Reply Christine January 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    What gorgeous photos! Love this little adventure–my grandmother always used to take me out to feed the cardinals when I visited as a child in Pennsylvania, and I have such fond memories!

  • Reply Barb January 5, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Oh, how lovely! All the best to you in 2015!

  • Reply littlefieldbirch January 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Oh my goodness! That's just magical!!

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply catie January 7, 2015 at 5:51 am

    -wOw-

  • Reply Betty Stamp January 7, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    incredible photographs! how?! I don't understand! The bird is on your hand! What birds do that!
    Love your blog
    Betty x
    The Betty Stamp

  • Reply Stacey January 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    My absolute favorite trail in all of the world. We were just there but left town just as the snow started. Lovely photos!

  • Reply Marissa January 14, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I grew up walking this exact trail! Recognized it immediately. Thanks for bringing back fond memories.

    • Reply Erin Boyle January 14, 2016 at 11:29 am

      Such a magical one!

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