Monday, February 22, 2010

Brilliant

When the sun came out the ice shimmered.

                                                             I was dazzled by the light.

                                   Just as I thought, "My world cannot ever be more beautiful,"

                                                               the birds came into the trees.


They shimmered in the light.
The Gold Finches have begun their
Spring molt.

They were singing this morning.
The ice and snow will melt soon.
Spring is stirring.

21 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These photos really are beautiful. We're seeing 2 kinds of warblers here right now along with lots of bluebirds, finches and sparrows in the feeders.

Terry said...

Beautiful pictures! I noticed that the birds were singing here this morning when I took my daughter out to the bus! It sounded wonderful! :0)

Amy said...

Absolutely exquisite and totally beautiful. The 'shimmering' bird - and the dear golden finches! Are those dogwood buds encased with ice?

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Your pictures are delightful!

I know spring is getting closer because the birds have started singing more in the last two days! It's music to my ears!

sweet bay said...

These shots are brilliant! So beautiful!

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Wow. Nature is brilliant and so are your photographs!!

Wendy said...

Brilliant is right! Such beauties! The ice does look pretty and sparkly especially with the little birds on the branches.

Chris said...

Wonderful photos, Sherry. Our birds have disappeared again as the temperature has dropped again. Stay warm!

Sandy said...

Beeeaaauuutiful shots!

Randy Emmitt said...

These photos are excellent as usual! The birds are singing much more and have already started nesting here, so spring in nearly here.
I'd lost your feed when I updated my blog, now it is back! Seems I have missed so much...

ShySongbird said...

Stunning photos Sherry! The twigs and branches encased in ice are amazing and all the birds are beautiful. I particularly love the little one looking over its shoulder, is it a Chickadee? I'm still trying to get to grips with the names of your birds :)

ShySongbird said...

Or could it be a Tufted Titmouse?

Rose said...

Sherry, you have a way of seeing the beauty in everything around you! Are you still making cards with your photographs? These would make such delightful ones.

Deb said...

How can it be possible for your photos to be more and more beautiful with each post ♥
Thank you for sharing all the beauty that surrounds you Sherry xo

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oh, so beautiful! The ice looks magical in those photos. And, of course, I always enjoy the birds. Just lovely! -Tammy

Barb said...

As if those glittering branches aren't lovely enough, you also had red birds! Fabulous photos.

Tumblewords: said...

Stunning. Magical. :)

marmee said...

the ice on the buds is stunning.
then add the shimmering lights incredible...when the birds joined in spectacular.
i am looking forward to the ice melting and the snow going away and the buds, blooms, bugs, butterflies all being a part of the scenery.
happy february.

Tammie Lee said...

oh my goodness, you have captured rare beauty! I am dazzled by your post.

Juliet said...

Wow! - those icy shots are stunning :-D

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the outstanding posts