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Bluebird of Happiness

I have a few bluebird knick-knacks in my collection of home furnishings. The one pictured above is a coin bank. I call it my “Bluebird of happiness” bank. It’s a bit confusing, gender-wise, because it sports both a brown bow-tie around its neck, and pink flowers on it’s head. But that is inconsequential to me. All I know is that, to me, this is a bluebird of happiness. I got this idea of dubbing objects as  “the bluebird of happiness”  in my head as a little girl, when I watched a Shirley Temple movie entitled “The Blue Bird.” Ever since then, that’s what I think of when I see an actual bluebird or things such as my bluebird chotskies: happiness. That’s the reason why I like to have a few bluebird things around to look at from time to time.

[I originally took this photo for The “Amanda Loves” Project, and to test a new accessory for my camera that had been sent to me by a friend. My bluebird coin bank is sort of my “go-to” still life subject when I need to try out a  new piece of camera equipment or film. It never disappoints.]

[equipment: Yashica D TLR + close-up filter)