Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sitting in the grass

I sat down in the grass.

I watched the morning dew.

An Eastern Tailed-blue joined me.

Mr. Baltimore Oriole came back for jelly.

I am expecting the females to arrive this afternoon or this evening.
He is singing and calling.
I am rejoicing!


Cheryl said...

For me Sherry that is one of the best posts I have seen for a long time. The dew, with the sun shining thru it and then with the insect for me is absolutely stunning. Then to capture such a pure and sweet butterfly. But you havn't finished, then comes such a breathtaking bird. You have swept me away tonight Sherry, you really have.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you. I am so happy you enjoyed this essay.
I am finding my strength again in Mother Nature. The entire universe can be seen in a dew drop!
I do believe the best medicine is in the eyes of a butterfly, the buzz of a bee and the song of the birds. I had a couple of wild violets while I was sitting in the grass. They were dew kissed and very yummy!

Barbara said...

Oooh! So beautiful this little dewdrop! Excellent snapshots! All of them!

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhh that first photo............


PAT said...

Beautiful photography and words, Sherry!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

OMGosh Sherry these pictures are awesome. I haven't seen or heard an Oriole yet. I must try jelly this year.

Q said...

Dear Barbara,
I am smitten by the dew drop.
So glad you enjoyed these pictures.

Q said...

Dear Mari-Nanci,
I hope you look at dew drops a bit differently now! They are exquisite. Perfect in every way.

Q said...

Dear Pat,
Thank you!
A spring thundershower came in this evening so I did not see the Orioles. I expect to see them in the morning.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! This first photo of a dewdrop is so amazing! It made my morning! The butterfly looks very nice also.
I added your blog in my roll and will visit it every morning before having my coffee.

Sheila said...

We get the occasional oriole too.
It's wonderful that yours return at the same time each year. I think ours just pass through as we don't see them every year.

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
I looked out this morning and I saw the white Lilac bush is in full bloom. We had a huge thunderstorm again last night. The Thunder must have shook the blooms open! I hope it warms up a bit today so i can open the windows and fill the house with Lilac scent...
Do try the jelly, the Orioles love it, as do other song birds...
Happy, happy spring!

Q said...

Dear Aluajala,
So happy you enjoyed this essay!
I often post when I download the photos I take. Sometimes it is a few times in the day... all depends on the pictures.
I will look forward to seeing you in the mornings.

Q said...

Dear Shelia,
Three years ago I decided to try a Baltimore Oriole feeder. I was so very happy when an Oriole found me! Last year a dozen came so I put out lots more oranges and started the grape jelly. The Orioles loved the jelly. I bought a second Oriole feeder this spring.
I turn the back Ash tree into my Oriole tree.
Put some oranges out and have some grape jelly in the cupboard, just in case. Orioles could come to you and stay to nest!