Inner song

It is said that birds in cities live with so much noise that they lose the ability to hear the complexity and beauty of each other’s song.

Just like in our lives:

If we let the buzz and busy-ness overwhelm us,

Then we might not hear our own songs – or the melodies of others.

Lone heron - early dawn - summer 2011

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74 responses

  1. Great composition! Your writing invokes deep thoughts. Small and simple pleasures of life lost amidst all this fast paced life.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:32

  2. knudsens

    Great photo.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:32

  3. Beautifully peaceful shot.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:43

  4. What a beautiful capture of the heron and the pretty scenery. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend!

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:44

  5. Smashing shot, and inspiring passage. I’d never heard that about birds before. Interesting relating the phenomenon to the human experience.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:44

  6. Pat

    Such a beautiful, peaceful image and your words are so true.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:48

  7. That’s such a beautiful photo, almost a painting.

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    February 11, 2012 at 16:53

  8. Beautiful …..very peaceful….Have a nice evening!

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:02

  9. Your thoughts about “hearing the song” really gives us pause…

    What a lovely image.

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:10

  10. Oh, such wise words indeed! I guess that has been one of the benefits for me of growing old — taking time to listen to the music of life. A superb, breathtaking capture. Wishing you and your family a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:22

  11. Jim

    So true! There is so much noise in our world…..a little break every now and then will rejuvenate us. Your photo, in it’s stillness, did just that Fiona. Thank you.

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:44

  12. –It is said that birds in cities live with so much noise that they lose the ability to hear the complexity and beauty of each other’s song.–

    There is something utterly heartbreaking and sad about that, Ladi Fi.

    xx

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:47

    • I agree. We so often do not stop to think of how we affect nature.

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      February 11, 2012 at 19:32

  13. Wise words!

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:52

  14. TexWisGirl

    i love that. i agree. if i spend too much time in the city, i get on edge and need to escape back to ruralty…

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    February 11, 2012 at 17:53

  15. Great picture!
    Enchanting!

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:02

  16. breathtaking!

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:11

  17. Thanks, I needed that..now I will be more attuned!

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:18

  18. Wow…wow…WOW!!! This is absolutely gorgeous! The early morning colors, the mist on the water…the bird in flight…exquisite!!!

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:26

  19. Riet

    THis is beautiful and what wise words.

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:43

  20. Absolutely ethereal, Fi.
    K

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:50

  21. danette

    I’ve also heard that after time the song of birds evolves– or devolves (as the case may be) and they may sound completely different than a bird in a forest.

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    February 11, 2012 at 18:52

    • That’s right. They have been heard imitating car alarms!

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      February 11, 2012 at 19:25

  22. Serenity!

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    February 11, 2012 at 19:03

  23. You captured the essence of the heron as I see them here..

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    February 11, 2012 at 19:55

  24. the fog def adds so much and the color of the sky…love that bit of truth you shared as well…did not know that about birds but i makes sense for us too…

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    February 11, 2012 at 20:25

  25. Beautiful, graceful setting…lovely words to accompany. Great job!

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    February 11, 2012 at 21:25

  26. There is so much that I can only find in the near silence of early morning. Your photo and your words encapsulated this beautifully. Thank you.

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    February 11, 2012 at 21:45

  27. you had some nice fog there. Still the birds is visible.

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    February 11, 2012 at 22:59

  28. sandy

    Catching that shot must have made your day! It is marvelous.

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    February 11, 2012 at 23:03

  29. So much to think about here! Early this morning, I could hear birds singing and woodpeckers hammering, but I wanted to finish a task in the house and didn’t go outside — always a mistake. The job would have waited — the birds did not.

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    February 11, 2012 at 23:14

  30. The birds can live where they like. That place is always cool.

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    February 11, 2012 at 23:45

  31. So tranquil.

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    February 12, 2012 at 00:22

  32. WoW! Loved the photo and the message of the words! I totally agree!

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    February 12, 2012 at 00:26

  33. Sensational! Wonderful photo, love it, great light, beautiful and soft tones. Greetings

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    February 12, 2012 at 01:01

  34. Jeanie

    Very thoughtful message in your words. Sometimes we hear and see so much in our fast paced world that we don’t really hear or see any of it.

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    February 12, 2012 at 01:37

  35. Like, like, like!!…oh that’s beautiful…the photo and the words!

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    February 12, 2012 at 02:08

  36. Spectacular!

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    February 12, 2012 at 02:48

  37. Birds like country side where one can enjoy their songs:)

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    February 12, 2012 at 02:53

  38. Wow! What a beautiful world. Thank you.

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    February 12, 2012 at 04:01

  39. thanks for the healing reminder

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >

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    February 12, 2012 at 04:51

  40. An absolutely fabulous photo!!! A scene I would like to step into 🙂

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    February 12, 2012 at 05:05

  41. how gorgeous, postcard perfect. 🙂

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    February 12, 2012 at 05:51

  42. Is that true about the birds? What a sad thought! What a powerful reminder of the importance of space and silence in our lives though, and what a peaceful picture!

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    February 12, 2012 at 06:36

  43. I am too busy lately..and it is exhausting me..I need another jammie day for sure! Your photo is beautiful:)

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    February 12, 2012 at 08:41

  44. Oh so true…

    Love your photo.

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    February 12, 2012 at 10:46

  45. Wow! nicely timed shot.

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    February 12, 2012 at 11:34

  46. Great shot. Great comments.

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    February 12, 2012 at 12:26

  47. Beautiful shot!
    So true.
    Now I can not understand how we could live in the noicy city for years.
    Have a great day.
    Greetings Mette

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    February 12, 2012 at 15:30

  48. Beautiful! It’s good to get away from all the blah blah blah in our lives every now and then.

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    February 12, 2012 at 15:35

  49. imac

    Each and every one of your photos says a 1000 words my friend.

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    February 12, 2012 at 19:35

  50. Breathtaking. Between your camera and your EYE, we are never disappointed!

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    February 12, 2012 at 19:36

  51. Not sure what I like more — the thought or the photo.

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    February 12, 2012 at 21:24

  52. Amazing shot, love it!

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    February 12, 2012 at 21:49

  53. Beautiful critter capture.

    Our Family Pets, hope you’d come and see.

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    February 12, 2012 at 22:10

  54. The photo makes me feel like I’m in the world of meditation. Chinese character to mean busy is expressed as “忙”; left side part means “heart” and right side part means “lose”.

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    February 12, 2012 at 23:48

  55. This capture is just so beautiful! I love the morning mist, and the reflection of the heron, and the whole peaceful feeling!!
    I scrolled down to the bottom of the page, and I like the first of the sunbeam captures, and the duck in fresh perspectives, as long as you don’t expect me to put my head under the water…

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    February 13, 2012 at 01:39

  56. Your photos are amazing– This almost looks 3D.
    Wow.
    xo jj

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    February 13, 2012 at 05:16

  57. There is a famous verse in Japan written by Bokusui Wakayama. that is as follows.

    Oh, lonely swan, not adapting to sky blue nor sea azure, floating on the sea.

    We can not listen The sound of Silence too, except by CD.

    Your beautiful remind me this verse.

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    February 13, 2012 at 05:44

  58. I’m sure you are right. Wish I could get photos like yours Fi – but I would have to get up early – not my choice of activity! – Dave

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    February 13, 2012 at 08:05

  59. We’re in too much of a rush

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    February 13, 2012 at 13:33

  60. I really loved this post, not just for the photograph, that instigates tranquility, but also for the sentiments in the text. You are such a sensitive soul.;)
    xoxo

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    February 13, 2012 at 15:51

  61. The evolution of a incredibly talented photographer, and blogger, and we were fortunate enough to be there to see it happen….

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    February 13, 2012 at 18:05

  62. Yes, peace and mental space are necessary to all of us!

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    February 13, 2012 at 18:11

  63. ds

    Absolutely. And such a stunning, soothing photograph to make the point. Thank you.

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    February 13, 2012 at 19:37

  64. So true. Thank you for the reminder!

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    February 14, 2012 at 01:10


  65. · What I like about your incredible photography are your landscapes. They are fantastic
    Your eyes know how to find the beauty

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    February 14, 2012 at 21:58


  66. · New post.. right now, in English, here:

    CristalRasgado

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    February 14, 2012 at 22:00

  67. So true about the listening powers. In cities many birds lost their species itself, esp. the house sparrow has left our city almost.
    Lovely capture 🙂

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    February 15, 2012 at 07:19

  68. Beautiful. I have the perfect friend who needs to read this.

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    February 16, 2012 at 17:22

  69. Wonderful scene.

    Regards and best wishes

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    February 16, 2012 at 18:09

  70. Perfection!

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    February 17, 2012 at 02:03

  71. Anonymous

    I like reading an article that will make people think. Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

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    November 24, 2012 at 06:37

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