Themed Thursday : Birds a Plenty

painted bird

In going through my list of random shots recently I began to see a theme, in that I seem to have gathered quite a few images containing birds lately. So it made sense to post them all up as a series, which I hope you enjoy!

stencil birds in kensington

painted bird perched on a w

bird art bomb painting

These top four are street art pieces that I've spotted on my walks around town. I like the last one, which is a painting someone did and then just hung on a light post on a short side-street. I wonder how many people have noticed it there.

I love the stenciled birds that I got in Kensington Market. Such great colours and excellent stenciling skill. Often with this style you see a paint halo around each image.

The next pictures with a green parrot were taken on our honeymoon in Costa Rica, almost 13 years ago. They were taken on film as digital cameras didn't even exist back then! Little did we know at the time that we would still be smiling together all these years later. Though of course we had hoped we would, but you never really know. This is one of my most favourite pictures of Nick ever.

parrot Collage costa rica1

And here are some black pigeons I came across down the street. The tee-shirt is what my sister was wearing when we went for lunch recently.

black pigeons

tee shirt

This tiny hummingbird made of feathers is something I picked up on a whim many years ago and stuck into the dirt of one of my plants, where it has resided to this day. As for the ceramic figurine, she is one that I picked up at a yard sale. Though she is not really my style I couldn't resist her little face and that bird.

feather hummingbird

ceramic figurine

In closing I will add a quote I found : "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair." (Chinese) Good words to live by I'd say!

Thanks for taking a look.
xo loulou

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11 Responses to Themed Thursday : Birds a Plenty

  1. Emma says:

    This is a blog I follow of a lady who draws amazing birds
    I think you might like it! I love birds – and I love the picture of you two in Costa Rica!

  2. love all the birds!!!! such colorful beautiful photos!

  3. Mandy says:

    I love seeing all of the creative birds appearing in your pictures – very cute! I really like your closing quote, too – definitely words I need to live by!


  4. lola says:

    I just wanted to let you know, if you didn’t know already, that I linked to your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, at

  5. elle sees says:

    i go through phases like this, where i look and realize i bought only striped clothing, or have only been wearing one color.

  6. Laura says:

    Very unique pictures…especially the signs! And I have to love the ones of your honeymoon! What I love is that you didn’t even plan this theme and that you just had these photos, very cool! Glad to be back on your blog. That outfit post below this one looks great…I’ll go check it out now!

  7. shakti says:

    Because of my name I’m partial to birds ;)
    That colorful flock is my favorite. Love it!

  8. Mariette says:

    “Quel bel adage!” A great saying to remember! Love you!

  9. The street art is amazing. Thanks for sharing these ones.

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