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© 2019 by Jodene Shaw.

Welcome to Consider Birds

* Lesson One *

MAY SIXTEENTH.  A BIRD PRAYER ANNIVERSARY 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Baltimore Orioles

Lazuli Bunting

"Mom, come outside and listen!

It sounds beautiful out this morning!"

Erin Shaw, age 8.  May 12, 2015

Two fun blessings after I made these videos:  

1.  The quote from my daughter Erin above was one year, to the date, before I recorded this video.

2.  At 8 minutes 15 seconds, in the first video about May 16, a myrtle warbler flies above my head.  

It seems appropriate for the words I was speaking at the moment.  

Some things are planned more perfectly than I could plan...

BIRD

SONGS

Brown Thrasher

Yellow Warbler

SOME BIRD SONG FUN

Below are links to a charmingly bird-nerdy spin-off of the game Guitar Hero

called Bird Song Hero.  

It is created by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

There is a video that shows a visual representation of a bird song

to help you better remember the name of the bird that goes with the song.

Learning the songs, to me, is one way to become more familiar with the land

in which I am currently rooted.

It's a way of becoming fascinated with the ordinary beauty right where I am

without having to travel to a far off place

(although that is sometimes nice).

It's a way to fall in love with where I am,

and that's a path of abundant life.

 

BIRD SONG HERO VIDEO

 

BIRD SONG HERO GAME

JUST TODAY ART

JUST TODAY SUPPLIES & SACRED WORDS

SOME BLACK GESSO & A TAG

Tim Holtz "Facets" tags are available here: FACETS

SANDING & COLLAGE

PAINT & TEXTURE

Paper doilies found in the cake decorating section of stores will work for this .

FINISHING TOUCHES

Feather and Robin Pictures

Wild Bird Song

Poem & Verses

Click on these PDF buttons to the left to print sheets that you can use in your JUST TODAY project.

You can also use your own vintage paper ephemera or scrapbook pages or whatever paper goodies you might have.