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A Symbol of Happiness

Nature can offer consolation during difficult times. I was especially uplifted to see this Eastern Bluebird during this holiday season.

For many years, it was rare to see a bluebird in Massachusetts in the winter, but in the last few years the number of bluebirds staying through the winter has grown.
The bluebird is a nearly universal symbol of happiness.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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19 Comments

  1. Beautiful captures & bird!

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  2. So pretty! Wonderful to see them. Do you think it is because your winters are milder now.

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    1. Yes, I definitely think its about the milder winters. Which is not really good…..l-(

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      1. No, but as the old saying goes, it’s an ill wind that blows no good. We, too, have birds that were not around in the olden days when I was a child.

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  3. Beautiful photos and how wonderful to have them visiting throughout winter!🙂

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    1. Thanks, and I wish you Happy Holidays@

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  4. Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird. Blue-colored birds are a symbol of happiness here in Japan too 🙂 I am glad this fellow decided to stay for the winter.
    Kind wishes,
    Takami

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    1. And best wishes to you, Takimi! Thanks for visiting!
      -Julie

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      1. Thanks very much Julie 🙂

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  5. H.J. for avian101 December 18, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Lovely photos, Julie! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, H.J., and Happy Holidays!

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  6. Thank you for sharing a few beautiful bluebird moments, Julie.
    Enjoy your Christmas week. 🎄
    Warmly,
    Tanja

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    1. Thank you, Tanja. Happy Holidays to you, as well!

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