A male Eastern Bluebird , Morris County, New Jersey May 2017

It’s not the clearest shot of this beautiful and colorful bird, but seeing this guy makes me so happy. He and his lovely mate have taken up residence in a bird house in my back yard. In my life, I have only seen a bluebird a couple times. It’s such a delight to just go outside to my backyard and see this pair setting up their home. Spring has sprung and I am thankful.

“Blue skies smilin’ at me
Nothin’ but blue skies do I see
Bluebirds singin’ a song
Nothin’ but blue skies from now on
I never saw the sun shinin’ so bright
Never saw things goin’ so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly by
Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin’ but blue skies from now on.”
– Irving Berlin