where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
March 7, 2015 § 50 Comments
dipped in sunshine
rising on the updraft of spring
Tagged: birch, birds, bohemian waxwings, feathers, flight, flying, landscape, snow, tree, updraft, wind current, winter
An absolutely marvellous capture
Superb shot! 🙂
Great words and image
Great photo. Yellow tail feathers? I have never seen that! Very cool!
Updraft of spring, but there is still a lot of snow in your photo 😉
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Awesome. Nature at its best. The birds, the snow, the tree. Perfect contrasting.
What are they?!!! Have never seen such a bird around here!
Bohemian Waxwings. A large flock has been working in our crabapple tree for a while now. A bit unusual for them to be here – and especially in such large numbers. They have been a delight to watch.
Oh, waxwings! Lovely!!!
Thanks for the great photo, lively poem, and bird i.d.!
Beautiful birds in flight! I bet they want some spring and sunshine too!! Happy wonderful weekend! Hugz Lisa and Bear
I’m glad to know what they are. We have cedar waxwings occasionally, but they only come through, and are only here for a few days. Some years, we don’t see them at all. These are especially beautiful, and your capture of the yellow tail feathers is splendid.
thank you _/\_
Wow what an awesome shot!! I love seeing the Cedar Waxwings we have here in NC. Cheers, Beverly
Cheers! Have a great week Beverly!
Birds on the wing – renewing the promise of spring.
Thank you for all the beautiful work.
Your work is improving every day! Congratulations, beautiful!
A good photo! I liked the points in yellow.
Beautiful birds. I’m going to look them up in one of my books! Nice post. Thanks.
The yellow tail feathers are amazing!
Gorgeous and very positive since your photo does not immediately appear to be Springlike!!
Wonderful shot! I particularly like the brightness of the yellow tail feathers against the subdued shades of the orchard surrounds
Wow, good capture, Catherine. 🙂
How delightful! Love the poem, the birds are a given 🙂
Fantastic capture and such unusual tail feathers. The yellow is a surprise.
I still say you hide in trees! 😉
HA! Well I am always lurking about and looking in trees that is for sure. And for some wonderful and mysterious reason the birds often let me come rather close while they are feeding in the tree near my home.
I’ve only seen Cedar waxwings when they migrate thru my area, but never the Bohemian kind. What gorgeous little yellow border on their tails. The whole picture looks ethereal, even spiritual.
This is the first time I’ve seen the bohemians here – and they are in great abundance. I saw the spiritual in this image also -it whispered to me of a rising phoenix or the resurrection. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
what a unique shot! the tailfeathers are beautiful!
What a magical image you’ve captured! I love your words too…dipped in sunshine…exactly how it feels to see them.
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Bohemian cedar waxwings… lovely.
“Updraft of spring” – words that hold the promise of spring!
the flashes of yellow are striking …
ur pictures are really dazling yar
all of your work is SO beautiful… this one really grabbed me just now… thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
Thank you for your kind words!
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