New Bird-Themed Jigsaw Puzzles

Phil the Groundhog may have predicted another 6 weeks of winter for us Americans, but that’s not stopping us from looking forward to spring. With new puzzles of birds, we can hold you over until you see your flying friends returning from their jaunt south for the winter. From peacocks to owls to eagles (with everything in between), we’ve got your covered until you see those hummingbirds and bluejays back at your backyard bird feeders.

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Peacock by Ravensburger. 300 pieces.

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Butterflies and Hummingbirds by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

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Majestic View by SunsOut. 300 pieces. Artists: Lionel Dougy and T. Atkinson

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Birds of a Feather by Springbok. 500 pieces.

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Songbirds and Cosmos by SunsOut. 500 pieces. Artist: William Vanderdasson

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Owl Condo by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Mary Thompson

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Surprise Package by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Greg Giordano

 

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Tea for Two by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Lori Schory

 

Hobgoblins by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Terry Doughty

New Shoes by Heye. 1000 pieces. Artist: Rudi Hurzlmeier

On the Fence by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Sam Timm

The Old Bicycle and Friends by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Artist: Nancy Wernersbach

 

More Spring: How Spring Inspires

Spring may just be the most beautiful of the seasons. Personally, autumn is my favorite. I like the crispness and the sweaters and the hot cocoa, but spring is the prettiest. We all know the signs of spring, and we eagerly await them as the snow melts and the rain starts drizzling. The geese dot the sky as they return from their southern trek, the flowers burst and bloom, the cherry trees and daffodils spring forth as if from nowhere, and the chirps of the birds wake us up in the blue mornings.

It’s a season of renewal and freshness. It’s a season that inspires. Today I have some new puzzles that I think are emblematic of spring, and some nice words written by people about the way these gorgeous signs of spring have affected them.

Hummingbirds by Cobble Hill. 500 pieces.

“One day a hummingbird flew in—
It fluttered against the window til I got it down where I could reach it with an open umbrella—
When I had it in my hand it was so small I couldn’t believe I had it—but I could feel the intense life—so intense and so tiny—
…You were like the humming bird to me…
And I am rather inclined to feel that you and I know the best part of one another without spending much time together—
—It is not that I fear the knowing—
It is that I am at this moment willing to let you be what you are to me—it is beautiful and pure and very intensely alive.”

—Georgia O’Keeffe

Better Together by SunsOut. 1000 pieces.

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

—Bob Marley

Canada Geese by Cobble Hill. 1000 pieces.

“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting—
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”

Mary Oliver

Bouquet for Bluebirds by SunsOut. 550 pieces.

“There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you.”

—Charles Bukowski

Red Poppies by SunsOut. 300 pieces.

“There is sweet music here that softer falls
Than petals from blown roses on the grass,
Or night-dews on still waters between walls
Of shadowy granite, in a gleaming pass;
Music that gentlier on the spirit lies,
Than tir’d eyelids upon tir’d eyes;
Music that brings sweet sleep down from the blissful skies.
Here are cool mosses deep,
And thro’ the moss the ivies creep,
And in the stream the long-leaved flowers weep,
And from the craggy ledge the poppy hangs in sleep.”

—Alfred Tennyson

Spring Fever by White Mountain. 750 pieces.

Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

—Winston Churchill

Tulip Garden by Springbok. 1500 pieces.

“I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I’m sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character.”

—Justina Chen

Covered Bridge in Spring by SunsOut. 2000 pieces.

 

“I want
To do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.”

—Pablo Neruda

 

New Puzzles for Spring!

The last week gave us Oregonians the first taste of spring and made me eager for the blossoming flowers and warm days ahead. Browsing our puzzles this morning made me itch for the sunshine and fresh air, especially with all of our new puzzles of flowers, butterflies, and birds. I picked some of my favorite brand new 2013 puzzles to share with you so you can celebrate spring fever, too!

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Magnificent Monarch by Springbok. Finished size: 18″ x 23.5″.

 

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Family of Owls by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 26″ round.

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Garden Beginnings by Springbok. 1500 pieces. Finished size: 28.75″ x 36″.

 

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Hibiscus by Ravensburger. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 27″ x 20″.

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Robins in the Park by SunsOut. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 30″ x 34″ shape.

 

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Paris in Spring by Ravensburger. 500 pieces. Finished size: 19.75″ x 19.75″.

Bird Jigsaw Puzzles Are Fun And Collectible

Alpine Nester, a bird jigsaw puzzle

Alpine Nester, a bird jigsaw puzzleOrnaethologists, commonly known as ‘bird watchers’, or ‘twitchers’, or even people who are ‘birding’, enjoy birds in any habitat and certainly have no objection to working to assemble a jigsaw puzzle with birds printed on it. They feel right at home with their fine feathered friends, and might even have a collection of bird jigsaw puzzles in their possession.

The enjoyment of completing any puzzle is to have a sufficient amount of challenge. With bird jigsaw puzzles this can also include making a game of it for children, or adults, by having them name the bird, or birds, on the finished puzzle. This can help to give parents the opportunity to teach children about how birds help the ecosystem by transporting seeds, and insects, to other locations.

One could collect bird puzzles of only tropical birds. This would provide a means of learning to identify each bird by common name and scientific name, while enjoying the beauty of the creature’s natural surroundings as you complete the puzzle.

Another possible collection theme could be having only water fowl, landing on ponds or gliding through the sky with wings spread wide and gracefully gliding onto on a mountain lake. The sense of peace that follows such a scene is sure to help relax even the most tense of family members.

Birds who only live in desert regions are another good collection to use for education, and certainly provide a very good puzzle challenge with all those look alike pieces of sand, and only slight variations in color. The occasional rock or small canyon might break the horizon, but such a puzzle could require many weeks of dedicated attention to finally complete.

Whatever your level of expertise in working with puzzles, you can surely appreciate the lovely scenery in any of the bird jigsaw puzzles available. Pick one up and take it home for the entire family to enjoy.