#SundayStills Over 50s Lifestyle

Birds of a feather flock together and that goes for humans too – #SundayStills

February 21, 2021

This week’s prompt for #SundayStills hosted by Terri from Second Wind Leisure Pursuits is Feed the Birds and you guessed it, the first thing that came to mind was the song from Mary Poppins! I was going to run with this but then put my thinking cap on to be a little more creative.


Birds of a Feather flock together

This saying made me think not of my ‘feathered friends’ but my ‘human friends’ and the beautiful connections I make through friendships in real life, through blogging and also through Virtual Groups such as my Facebook Group, my Virtual Bookclub and Virtual Women’s Circle.

Birds of a feather, flock together! What does this Welsh proverb mean?

Definition: People will spend time with those most similar to themselves.

Idiom Dictionary

Our social connections are important for good mental health and well-being, however, COVID-19 has certainly put strain on friendships and the ability to socialise. Many of my friends live overseas and are spending their time living with social restrictions. In Australia, last week, the State of Victoria was put into a snap lock-down or as the government referred to it as Circuit Breaker Action because of new cases.

I also thought about how like-minded people gather together to share a love of the same topic or hobby and the joy being part of sharing ideas and experience brings to enhance our life.

My ‘birds of a feather’ – who are they?

My Saturday Sisters share my love of running and for 10 years we have been running together, enjoying each other’s company and friendship as well as keeping fit and working towards entering events to challenge ourselves.

My blogging friends share and support my love of blogging and I’ve been very fortunate to meet some of them in person. I’ve met fellow Aussie Bloggers, including Deb from Deb’s World, Leanne from Cresting the Hill, Jo from AndAnyways, Min from Write of the Middle, and Debbie from Debbish.com,

I remember the thrill of actually meeting Donna from Retirement Reflections in her home on Vancouver Island whilst my husband and I were visiting Canada. Donna lives on the other side of the world and we only had a few hours together but now with Zoom we can stay in touch regularly. It was also wonderful that Natalie from Natalie the Explorer flew from Toronto to have dinner with Donna, myself and our husbands.

Donna from Retirement Reflections

My Virtual Book Club share my love of books and I’m enjoying hearing their thoughts and interpretations of the Classics which we have chosen.

My Weekly Virtual Women’s Circle is always a wonderful source of discussion and friendship.

But let’s not forget my ‘feathered friends’ who also bring joy to my life.



Galahs are an Australian bird also known as the pink and grey cockatoo or the rose-breasted cockatoo.



Emus


I do like to be beside the seaside

Seagulls by the sea



Noisy Morning Visitors


Rainbow Lorikeets or ‘Lollikeets’ as my grandson used to call them are noisy and chatty when they visit my balcony on early mornings. He drew me a picture of Rainbow Lorikeets.

Birds in Print

Two of my favourite birds are the Pelican and the Flamingo and I have both in print. One on a beautiful card I received and the other on a carry bag.

Well there is my contribution to this week’s #SundayStills. Have you found your flock? Do you have similar birds where you live?

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22 Comments

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 21, 2021 at 05:44

    Hi, Sue – I always rush to open your posts and this one brought a HUGE UPLIFT to me. You have an amazing talent for incorporating key concepts from #Women Living Well into the weekly themes of #SundayStills. It is so true what you say about like-minds and soulmates. The energy received from them enhances every aspect of our well-being.
    I am honoured to be considered part of your flock.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 08:17

      Oh thank you my friend. I was telling Deb that now when I’m writing my Sunday Still post, I think to myself ‘How would Donna and Deb approach this’. You have both taught me to think outside the box, although next week’s prompt may be a challenge to keep with my WLWA50 philosophy xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris February 21, 2021 at 11:41

    This was perfect for the theme Sue and shows your creativity really well! I’m so honoured to be included in your flock of birds and am very impressed with how you’ve approached these challenges, considering your initial concerns. As Donna says, you are doing really well to incorporate your blog’s ethos into these challenges as well, which shows just how truly creative and clever you are! I’m thrilled to be included in your ‘how would Deb and Donna approach this’ thought process šŸ™‚

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 14:43

      Thanks Deb now you know everytime I write a #SundayStills post I think of you and Donna x

  • Reply Toni Pike February 21, 2021 at 13:48

    A great post, Sue, that so well combines these lovely photos with the theme. Gorgeous birds. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 17:30

      Thanks Toni, I’m enjoying playing with the prompts. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey February 21, 2021 at 13:49

    I love your take on this prompt – and am very honoured to feature in it. I’m finally getting on the #sundaystills bandwagon, but have interpreted the brief literally.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 14:42

      I have made a rod for my back I think and I’ll blame it on Debbie and Donna who have taught me how to take a prompt and think outside of the box. #pressureison šŸ™‚

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 21, 2021 at 15:13

    Oh Sue I loved all those blogger photos – the friendships and commonalities between those of us who blog always warms my heart – we are all definitely birds of a feather. And thank you for being BBB (best bird buddy!)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 21, 2021 at 17:34

      Yes it was lovely to think back to those visits and we had fun together and with the other bloggers didn’t we? Love the new take on BBB (best bird buddy) very clever. x

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt February 22, 2021 at 01:58

    Sue, as some have said, I am impressed with your Sunday Stills posts and how you connect the theme each week to relevance in your own life! It is so much richer this way, and yes, both Donna and Deb have similar approaches, as does Natalie. I post once a week so I throw it all in there and manage to link the theme to things going on in my life (no planning at all). Great shots of your feathered friends and I LOVE those “lollikeets!” How fun to have those chatty birdies visit your balcony! Meeting bloggers in person is amazing and I’m looking forward to seeing Donna and pals this summer now that I am closer to Vancouver. These days, our online connections help keep us sane for sure. And one more thing…running for 10 year (or longer)? You are quite amazing, Sue!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 09:09

      Hi Terri, thank you so much for your kind words and I’m pleased you like the approach I’m taking for #SundayStills. It is challenging me to create the prompt around the ethos of Women Living Well After 50. It might not happen every week but that is the challenge. xx

  • Reply Bethany @ Happily Loco February 22, 2021 at 05:42

    It has been so fun to see what everyone is doing with the bird theme! I love that you have gotten to meet other bloggers, and I hope your lockdown is fast and effective. Your pictures of the rainbow lorikeets reminded me of the monk parakeets that we have here in Houston.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 09:13

      Hi Bethany yes I’ve only recently joined #SundayStills but am enjoying everyone’s take on the weekly prompt. I’m fortunate that we aren’t in lock down and so I have the freedom to visit my grandsons and friends. I don’t take that for granted. Enjoy your week. x

  • Reply kirstin troyer February 22, 2021 at 09:25

    What a great post Sue. It’s so true that we need our own “flock”, “tribe”….after a circumstance took us out of what we thought would be a forever group, I realized how important it can be to sometimes expand your circle, to find others with similar things in common.

    I have met a few blogging friends in person, one who has become a dear friend to me.

    On another note, I LOVE your flowered workout pants.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 15:39

      Hi Kirstin, thank you! I have a couple of pairs of flowered workout pants but my running friend has so many. Each week it seems she has a new brightly coloured and patterned pair. It is a shame when a forever group proves to not be forever but that is life isn’t it? Have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Natalie February 22, 2021 at 09:30

    Hi Sue, This is a great take on Terri’s Sunday Stills Birds prompt. I love all your blogger photos. Thank you for including me and for being a wonderful blogger friend. I always remember your hugs when we met. Have a beautiful week! #SundayStills

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 22, 2021 at 15:37

      Hi Natalie, I’m really enjoying #SundayStills and yes couldn’t resist the opportunity to include my blogging friends. Enjoy your week, Natalie. xx

  • Reply Christie Hawkes February 23, 2021 at 23:31

    I love where you took this prompt, Sue…beyond the obvious to include your human friends, as well as your feathered friends. Nice work!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 08:57

      Hi Christie, I’ve learned from Debbie and Donna to think outside the box and I’m really enjoying finding ways to tie the prompt in with my WLWA50 philosophy. xx

  • Reply Marsha February 24, 2021 at 06:01

    Sue, it’s nice to meet you through my friend Terri of Sunday Stills. It’s fun to see so many of my friends that we share but whom I’ve never met in person in your photos. Terri and I had talked on the phone but finally met last August, when she stopped on one of her trips, Now we’ve both moved, and I’m anxious to see her again after she gets settled. This was a wonderful take on the topic. Thanks for sharing. I’m a little jealous at the friends you med. So much fun! šŸ™‚

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 28, 2021 at 08:58

      Hi Marsha, lovely to meet you through #SundayStills and Terri. I’ve know Terri for quite some time but we have never met in person. I have been very fortunate to meet some international and interstate blogging friends and in fact, I am meeting two this week. I’m looking forward to that. xx

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