Monday, June 13, 2022

Java Finch

A L O H A From Honolulu!
The most impactful thing
we can do is to
live our sanity,
our compassion,
and our joy.
This has wide reaching effects.
[And vote in every election!]

The boughs of the oak
are roaring inside the acorn.
  Charles Tomlinson

The Java sparrow,
also known as Java finch,
Java rice sparrow or
Java rice bird.
Resident breeding bird in Java,
Bali and Indonesia.
In the United States there are (introduced) breeding populations
on several of the Hawaiian Islands, especially Oahu. In Asia
the Java sparrow is most often
raised almost from birth by human breeders and owners, and become
very tame and attached
to humans. They can be
normally let out for indoor exercise without attempting to escape.

The Java sparrow has been
a popular cage bird in
Asia for centuries, frequently
appearing in Japanese paintings
and prints. Meiji-era writer
Natsume Sōseki wrote an
essay about his pet Java sparrow.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s
the Java sparrow was one of the
most popular cage birds in
the United States until its
import was banned. 

Chinese landscape paintings
often include tiny figures -
as if to emphasize the
grandeur of nature of
which humankind is
one small part.
Think big and live small.
Barbara Ann Kipfer

The noblest art is that of making others happy. P. T. Barnum

Love You
Cloudia & Pixie


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Elephant's Child said...

Think big and live small is something to aspire to.

Fun60 said...

Interesting information about the Java finch. I have seen it many times on illustrations etc but knew nothing about its popularity.

eileeninmd said...

Love the Java Finch, cute bird. The flowers are beautiful.
Have a great day and happy new week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I enjoyed learning about the Java finch and the beautiful drawing, too. Of course, Pixie always steals the show. You find the mpst unusual and unique ways to share T with us on Tuesday, dear Cloudia. I love that image of the half finished Corona.

RedPat said...

I never knew that about those finches but when I thought about it I haven't heard any in pet stores in years so they must be banned here too.

Teresa said...

Love your Chinese landscape shot of Waikiki!! That shot of the painting of finches is cool, too. I think that Pixie definitely looks happy.

Mike said...

So much for getting a Java sparrow. Oh well.

Jenn Jilks said...

I have never seen one of these! I quite like them, but I wouldn't want them as a pet. It doesn't seem right.

Cloudia said...

What a fabulous crop of visits! 🌹❤️

Sandee said...

Beautiful quotes and beautiful Pixie.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Scritches to Pixie. ♥

William Kendall said...

Pixie would like to speak with the sparrow.

jinxxxygirl said...

Great pics and quotes... thanks for sharing.. Looking forward to your T visit! Hugs! deb

Divers and Sundry said...

I remember seeing Java finches in pet stores when I was a child but no more. I hadn't realized any of the states had wild populations...

I've missed T Stands for Tuesday during my staycation. It's good to be back.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wonderful 😊. Happy T Day! Hugs Jo x

Halle said...

Those are beautiful birds.
Happy T day!

21 Wits said...

Okay I'll hold your beer but if it begins to get warm I'll have to drink it! Funny that you mentioned things that make us bloom, as that's what my recent post was just about, per my Instagram prompt for Index Card A Day. Love your photos especially the full palm tree, betting it's pretty old? Aloha to you and Pixie too.

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute birds, but the best pet of all is a cat. Pixie is so lovely. Happy T Day

DVArtist said...

A really beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it with Friday Face OFF. Have a lovely day.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia,
Beautiful images, love the sky capture.
The Java Sparrows are a favorite along with Pixie.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend.
PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Being happy can make others happy too. Lovely photos and quotes! Hi Pixie!

Shiju Sugunan said...

I liked learning about the Java sparrow, it's a pretty bird!