Symphony in silk

I want to sing like those first birds of spring

That alight on bare branches

European Goldfinch and blue tit (bottom right)

 

Turning the world into a silken painting

Of song.

Goldfinch

 

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. — Chinese proverb

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52 responses

  1. Amy

    Such beautiful words with such lovely photos!

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    April 2, 2011 at 16:39

  2. It’s so lovely to see these tiny ones return to the woods. It’s about the brightest splash of colour about the place at the moment. Those little blue tits are my favourites – so small and yet so fiesty.

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    April 2, 2011 at 16:47

  3. What beautiful little birds! And you got a wonderful picture of them! I don’t know if I’ve ever heard the song of one of them, but I will have to find a recording… the song of birds is definitely part of the harmony of life.

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    April 2, 2011 at 16:59

  4. Don’t you find the first birds songs you hear in the beginning of Spring are the loveliest?
    Beautiful combination of words and photographs, ladyfi, Thank you

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    April 2, 2011 at 17:34

  5. sing it! love listening to them….

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    April 2, 2011 at 17:43

  6. Those song birds welcome Spring in the most beautiful way.

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    April 2, 2011 at 18:18

  7. Some of the hedgerows are showing green near my parents’ house – Spring is truly on its way!

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    April 2, 2011 at 19:07

  8. Riet

    HOw beautiful and I love those sayings. Have a good weekend

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    April 2, 2011 at 19:35

  9. Beautiful post. Great photos and wording. Thanks for stopping by today. Cheers

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    April 2, 2011 at 19:58

  10. Wonderful shots of the bird.

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    April 2, 2011 at 20:27

  11. These are gorgeous photos. I love the black and white whith the splash of colors from the birds. Have a great weekend.

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    April 2, 2011 at 20:53

  12. Great shots!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    April 2, 2011 at 21:12

  13. I have a green tree in my heart..but the snow is covering it all up. I want to hear the birds sing..but we just have the Chickadees dee dee deeing and a Phoebe that is phee beeing..thats it..oh and an occasional Crow…obnoxious things.
    You seem to have some beautiful birds there..one I have never seen before.. a Swedish bird..with crossed wings..and a beak like he eats seeds..beautiful shot:)

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    April 2, 2011 at 23:16

  14. Beautiful shots!

    My Critters, come and see. Have A LOVELY WEEKEND!

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    April 2, 2011 at 23:52

  15. A lovely bird Fi. We have one similar called a zebra finch. Its an import so could be from over your way. What do you call them? – Dave

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    April 3, 2011 at 00:31

  16. Beautiful birds and beautiful images.

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    April 3, 2011 at 00:36

  17. We love the birds and yours is beautiful, what is the name of the kind of bird?

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    April 3, 2011 at 00:41

    • Sorry, but I’m not sure. One of my readers called them blue tits – so could that be right?

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      April 3, 2011 at 06:58

  18. Those ar some interesting looking birds. And I love that quote.

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    April 3, 2011 at 00:47

  19. wonderful captures and captions!

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    April 3, 2011 at 03:06

  20. Your photos are always beautiful. Love the closeup of the bird.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    April 3, 2011 at 05:59

  21. I think these birds are called blue tits for those of you who are wondering…

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    April 3, 2011 at 07:28

  22. a lovely post
    yes our spring does look similar….
    pretty birds ~

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    April 3, 2011 at 07:32

  23. These birds are absolutely beautiful – I did not know we had such a colourful bird in Scandinavia.;) I guess I am not looking carefully enough.
    The other little one, yellow and blue coloured in the lower rght corner is called *blå mes* in Swedish, a very typical European bird – when it sings, we know spring has arrived.;)
    Thus I guess spring is with you as well by now.;))
    Lovely images and words, have a great Sunday.;)
    xoxo

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    April 3, 2011 at 08:21

  24. sure, the lower one is a Blue tit or “Blåmes”. 🙂

    The one in the top is called European Goldfinch or “Steglits” in swedish. You are lucky, I have not seen this one this winter.

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    April 3, 2011 at 09:17

  25. love the first one, Fiona.Gives me the impression that is there to teach us something.
    nice day

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    April 3, 2011 at 13:44

  26. More signs of spring and summer. Cute little fellow

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    April 3, 2011 at 13:45

  27. Oh, I can see why you would have liked to post these to the board. Stunning! What a wonderful display of color in the midst of winter!

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    April 3, 2011 at 15:18

  28. Fabulous shots of the birds and barren tree branches! Beautiful!

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    April 3, 2011 at 15:38

  29. Gorgeous pictures of these tiny birds !

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    April 3, 2011 at 16:59

  30. oh yes… gorgeous photos & sentiments!
    “a silken painting of song”… beautiful x

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    April 3, 2011 at 18:48

  31. wonderful these singing birds
    very nice photos and close-up photo

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    April 3, 2011 at 21:54

  32. I think you mislabelled the second picture.
    Isn’t that a goldfinch?

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    April 4, 2011 at 01:24

    • Ah – I must have misunderstood another blogger’s description of which bird was what…?

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      April 4, 2011 at 05:45

      • You see the little bird at the bottom right corner in the first picture?
        That’s a blue tit.

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        April 5, 2011 at 09:54

      • Aha! Got it. Thank goodness you are an expert…

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        April 5, 2011 at 10:00

  33. Lovely! It’s always nice to hear the birds singing in Spring.

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    April 4, 2011 at 03:17

  34. The simplicity of these photos remind me of Japanese paintings, Fi.

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    April 4, 2011 at 03:21

  35. glorious post!

    Spring Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    April 4, 2011 at 04:06

  36. Beautiful thoughts!
    Singing birds are such a joy to hear.

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    April 4, 2011 at 08:35

  37. I would love a singing bird in my heart!

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    April 4, 2011 at 12:55

  38. Clive

    Wonderful!

    Cheered me up after a tough weekend!

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    April 4, 2011 at 13:00

  39. Just beautiful!! You totally caught the feel of the Chinese brush here.

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    April 4, 2011 at 13:59

  40. oh my…these are gorgeous photos…thanks for dropping by my CCs…glad to b here!

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    April 4, 2011 at 17:01

  41. What a beautiful quote and beautiful photos! It’s true – those first notes are so joyous!

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    April 4, 2011 at 21:12

  42. I love the beautiful tones you got in those trees and other grounds. Actually a series of great beauty. A greeting.

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    April 5, 2011 at 00:38

  43. What wonderful birds! They are so pretty!!

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    April 5, 2011 at 03:42

  44. MT

    WOW, the red and yellow and brown bird!!!!!!!

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    April 5, 2011 at 21:27

  45. Without your words, I would say she looks lonely…but you have a way of making even the “lone” bird seem content and wonderful! 🙂

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    April 6, 2011 at 07:13

  46. Just beautiful!

    Thanks for visiting me.

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    April 6, 2011 at 11:38

  47. JM

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve spotted one of these. It’s been easier finding some tropical birds which live here now… Lovely shots!

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    April 6, 2011 at 19:26

  48. Thanks for adding this one as well!

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    April 16, 2011 at 17:00

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