Friday, February 13, 2009



I gave a hundred Valentines.
a hundred, did I say?
I gave a thousand Valentines
one cold and wintry day.

I didn't put my name on them
or any other words,
because my Valentines were seeds
for February birds.

by Aileen Fisher

Looking forward to a Happy Valentine's Day?


Patsi said...

Wow! That's what your yard looks like now ! ?
It's beautiful.
Very sweet...taking care of your friends.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

That's a sweet poem:)

Did you just get all that (horrible) snow? It looks like winter;) It's only 35 days 'til spring!

Sorry-don't mean to rub it in!!

Shady Gardener said...

Hello Patsi and Jan, No this was from an earlier snowfall. :-) We don't have a bit of snow (well, maybe a little tiny bit here and there) right now. But then, there's the forecast for today...

joey said...

Love those little hearts and poem. Happy Valentine's Day!

bobbie said...

A very lovely Valentine!

Shady Gardener said...

Joey and Bobbie, Happy Valentine's Day to you, too. :-)

Pat Leuchtman said...

Your yard looks like mine, except it is full of happy birds. We only have cats! Beautiful verse1

Nutty Gnome said...

Hello Shady. I loved the poem and the concept - and I think the chances of Himself remembering it's Valentines Day tomorrow are pretty slim now that First-Born isn't here to remind him(!), so I reckon the birds will get their valentines seeds instead!!!

Gail said...

Hi Shady,

You always find the perfect poems to make the holidays fun~~Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Valentine's Day to you!!


Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I'm not big on Valentine's Day personally (and wasn't even when I was married), but i do send a card to my mom, niece, and sister.

Shady Gardener said...

Pat, Then you can assume I'm happy that the cats are in your yard! lol ;-)

Nutty Gnome, You and I together will most likely just be feeding birds! ;-) That's okay.

Hi Gail!! :-) Thanks! Happy Valentine's Day to you, to!

Monica, I'd rather someone remember my birthday... but I, too, send cards to special people. Just to tell them I "heart" them! :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You bet I am. Nothing grand planned just looking forward to it. happy valentines day to you.

Kathleen said...

How thoughtful to not leave the birds out. I'm going to make sure I leave them some "Valentines" tomorrow too. :-) Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day yourself Shady Gardener.

troutbirder said...

What a neat thought. Seeds, er Valentines for our feathered friends. I need to go check my feeders.

Frances said...

Oh how wonderful! Valentine's for the birds. I am doing the big backyard bird count today and have spread the seed far and wide in hopes of a good count. Do join in!


Shady Gardener said...

Lisa, Happy Day! :-)

Kathleen, I'm going to visit some friends today (and tomorrow!) that I rarely get to see.

troutbirder, Oh! My feeder needs to be filled this morning... think I'll throw seed on our new-fallen snow! :-)

Frances, good for you!!! I will wait to participate until next year. I was very conscientious about participating in Project Feederwatch last year. I rejoined this year, and continue to feed the birds, but have not not done my tally-work faithfully.

Anonymous said...

How great a fit was this? This is my favorite poem... glad to see your birds having a Happy Valentine's./Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Deb! I'm glad I picked your favorite! ;-) I love the happy birds. Our snow is disappearing fast!