See, gulls!

You’ve seen these gulls before. They always seem to be hanging around the small, crooked wooden jetties down by the lake.

Sometimes they blend in beautifully with the colours of Nature: their white capped heads matching the frozen waves and their pearly grey bodies harmonizing with the melting ice.

I wonder if they were waiting for this one golden moment of total serenity: the syrupy sun dazzling their reflections, the perfectly still honey waters, the tree branches glistening with a hundred tiny twinkling orbs?

Or perhaps they just enjoy every moment that comes along?

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36 responses

  1. I would like to enjoy every moment as it comes along.

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    April 25, 2010 at 06:04

  2. You descriptions are just wonderful, Fi! Even if I didn’t have your photo of that glorious liquid gold, I think I could imagine it from your words.

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    April 25, 2010 at 06:06

  3. Seagulls sort of fascinate me.

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    April 25, 2010 at 06:21

  4. marvelous captures!!

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    April 25, 2010 at 06:26

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    April 25, 2010 at 06:50

  6. We have them all over DK… which shocked me! In Texas you just see them at the coast! But I guess that no matter where I am in DK, I am an hour from the coast so they just fly all over the country singing their glorious songs !

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    April 25, 2010 at 08:45

  7. Can you see the lake from your house? What a gorgeous place to live

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    April 25, 2010 at 09:09

  8. That second photo is just stunning….I could look at that all day!!

    C x

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    April 25, 2010 at 10:00

  9. Gorgeous sunset – the colours are wonderful – ‘syrupy’, ‘honey’ – such very apt adjectives πŸ™‚

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    April 25, 2010 at 11:18

  10. The gulls really do blend with the icy waters. – Dave

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    April 25, 2010 at 11:44

  11. each of those moments has a slightly different flavor each to be apprecuated on its own. so i imagine they are. smiles. wonderful pics too!

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    April 25, 2010 at 12:08

  12. Maggie May

    We have seagulls in our city. They are fascinating to watch, that is when they are not trying to snatch any food you might have with you!

    I love your photos.

    Nuts in May

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    April 25, 2010 at 13:46

  13. How do you capture that wonderful, golden light? Fabulous!

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    April 25, 2010 at 13:56

    • Pure luck… I was at the right place at the right time…

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      April 25, 2010 at 15:18

  14. Beautiful scenes!

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    April 25, 2010 at 13:58

  15. Di

    Oh, that shimmery water is very pretty!

    Di

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    April 25, 2010 at 14:36

  16. AL

    I wish I could perfectly capture photos of birds like you do. The seagull looks very relaxed as if they’re posing in front of the camera.

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    April 25, 2010 at 14:48

  17. I like to think that they enjoy every moment that comes along…..and maybe they like “posing” for you. Beautiful pictures.

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    April 25, 2010 at 15:22

  18. Blu

    Your photographs really have the WOW factor. Beautiful…Blu smiles.

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    April 25, 2010 at 15:45

  19. LadyFi: Nice to see you finally have a thaw for you critters.

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    April 25, 2010 at 16:38

  20. Clive

    Great photos!

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    April 25, 2010 at 20:28

  21. I think they are quite beautiful, and annoying at times. πŸ™‚

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    April 25, 2010 at 23:54

  22. Beautiful sunset! And beautiful words!

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    April 26, 2010 at 00:09

  23. The sound of seagulls always reminds me of childhood visits to the seaside. Nice pics.

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    April 26, 2010 at 00:43

  24. It looks like you’ve got yourself some lovely scenes to share with them winged beauties. Gulls can be a lot of fun to watch. Beautiful photos.

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    April 26, 2010 at 01:35

  25. Perhaps they are still frozen in place!!! : )

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    April 26, 2010 at 02:14

  26. Nice. πŸ™‚

    Gulls are among my favourite birds. They are at home in the air, on the water, and on land, as few birds are. They’re resourceful, intelligent and communicative — qualities worth admiring.

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    April 26, 2010 at 03:00

  27. I had the pleasure of caring for an injured, unreleasable gull for many years. However mellow they look those mental gears are always turning and finding the next angle to work – wonderful characters those critters! Love your photos.

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    April 26, 2010 at 08:51

  28. That is just beautiful.

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    April 26, 2010 at 15:41

  29. Jen

    I won’t tell you what we beach dwellers call them….not fit to reprint.

    I love them, except when they decide to keen loudly, at 5 am while flying up and down my street.

    Great shot.

    Jen

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    April 26, 2010 at 15:55

  30. I’ve often wondered what animals think…they’re lives just seem so dull. But I suppose they don’t think at the level we do, so the simple takes more thinking…

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    April 26, 2010 at 18:16

  31. The gulls in my neck o’ the woods are ballsy little boogers that love to steal food!

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    April 26, 2010 at 22:02

  32. A seagull pooped on me once.

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    April 26, 2010 at 22:33

  33. you know, at times they are air rats.

    and at times, they are incredibly beautiful. Life now and here.

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    April 26, 2010 at 23:38

  34. I love those pictures and as always your poetic descriptions. Bill is always reminding me not to call these birds “sea gulls”, a childhood term that I can’t shake, although I know better. Next time I will say that I am spelling it “see” .

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    April 27, 2010 at 05:51

  35. I think they just hang out hoping a fish will croak and they will have lunch! Your golden photo is quite lovely! πŸ™‚

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    April 28, 2010 at 06:22

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