Thank you to Kelly J for inspiring me with the WA Redbubble Group’s latest challenge
The Best Nature Has to Offer.

Your challenge reminded me of the good things in my life, and inspired me to reach out instead of sitting here quietly, just leaving visions gifted to me by nature hidden on a hard drive.
It is easy to do this….seems like this year has been one “event” after another, one disaster or challenge or “drama” and after a while it does tend to leave me with no time for anything but survival, and no desire to look beyond what I wake up to each day (which, as you can see from this picture, is not ALL bad! lol)

I apologize that I am not on RB as much as used to be, my ill health (another stay in hospital this week), living with a whole heap of pain, and an ongoing family crisis has forced me to focus on my real world and less on my virtual world
(though I know you are all beautifully real and human…..xx) I rarely find time to be creative, and to enjoy the creativity of others, and I MISS it and MISS you!

So…this is my offering to Kelly for the challenge… and to all of you to just say I am thinking of you….. please enjoy this beloved little blue bird who fills my heart with joy, even on the darkest day.
This to me is “the best nature has to offer” and a sure sign for me that there will be a change of fortune ahead for me….. I just gotta stay shiny side up a bit longer and listen to the blue bird sing.

I hope that you are all well and happy and life is being kind to you. Forgive me if I don’t reply to comments for a while, as my online time is limited, but please know I am grateful for your views and your comments…… (smiles)
Wendy xx


  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture Wendy! So beautiful!

  • Thank you so much Gerry! Glad you like him!

    – Wendy Slee

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Wendy – whenever you are here, for whatever amount of time, our joy is greater for your presence. You’re so very special to me and to so many and it doesn’t matter at all that you not reply for we only want to know that you are here and tell you you are loved. And I for one understand all too well the inability for so many reasons to respond to everyone or even to comment where I would like to. What matters to me is that you are getting better – something I pray for each day – and that all the rest that keeps you from us will be resolved so you will find the rest, the peace and the time for your own artistic spirit that I so wish for you! And this….this is stunning, my friend xoxox

  • you always say the most beautiful things Lianne…..thank you for being so special and for always seeing to the heart of things xx

    – Wendy Slee

  • flame7
    flame7over 4 years ago

    Omg thankyou!! Your little bluebird gives me great joy. And I was thinking about you tonight. What a beautiful picture. Captured perfectly Wendy. I love it and you know that I wish you nothing but good
    health and happiness always! Xx

  • thank you from my heart to yours….and you know I wish the same for you. IF I could bottle this little bird and share it, I would send you a big dose!!! LOL xx

    – Wendy Slee

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 4 years ago

    nature’s beauty is food for our soul ~ and you’ve given us many many fine meals to dine on and be nourished by…my only wish is you do whatever feeds you…I’m sorry life is delivering so many challenges & hope you feel better soon ~ take care of you and then you can care for the rest…nothing but love and healing wishes dearest Wendy…you seat is always saved here with me and so many others xxx…I just read Lianne’s comment and will join her in “no reply necessary”
    btw, you know how I feel about your “blue bird of happiness” ~ love this comp of him :) xx

  • I love your analogy Linda……and your absolute kindness and understanding….. the truth is, it is sights like this little bird (mother nature) and beautiful people like yourself that truly feed my soul…..
    You are another one of those people I wish I could send this little bird’s magic to and share it more completely…….. bless you xx

    – Wendy Slee

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago


  • Hi Sean…hope life is treating you kindly? Thanks for viewing my little blue bird x

    – Wendy Slee

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 4 years ago

    What an absolutely amazing shot, Wendy!

  • Hi Nori, thanks for viewing and I am so glad you enjoyed viewing this little fellow……I also enjoyed viewing your amazing work! You are one very gifted artist! :-))

    – Wendy Slee

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Such a beautiful image Wendy, so sorry to hear about your illness, you take care of yourself!!

  • thank you so much Marvin…it’s just “life” and you know how annoying it is when things seem to go wrong. I am sure I will sort it, thank God for a sense of humour….. ;-)) and for Nature to continue to inspire and uplift me. cheers!

    – Wendy Slee

  • KMorral
    KMorralover 4 years ago

    Balanced on a wire to the point of falling off! Absolutely gorgeous capture, such vibrant colours.

  • He was literally inches in front of my camera and kept zooming at my face and lens (he is over friendly and has been for years this little guy)…probably trying to convince me to produce some biscuit crumbs! He is a real poser!!

    – Wendy Slee

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    stunning shot Wendy, so beautiful xx

  • Hi Trish, thanks for stopping in to see my little blue friend xxx

    – Wendy Slee

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    stunning shot Wendy, so beautiful xx

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