The farewell

As we stand on the cusp of autumn and winter,

The birds fly off into the pink dawn

Early every morning

Looking like autumn leaves in the rising sun.

The stragglers skim the silver surface of the lake

In perfect and opposite harmony

Looking like little origami birds.

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” — Robert Lynd

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69 responses

  1. sweet! i have seen one flock of geese come through texas so far. many more to come in the weeks ahead.

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    November 10, 2012 at 17:39

  2. Amazing pictures Lady Fi!

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    November 10, 2012 at 17:45

  3. They DO look like origami birds. We used to have Canadian geese fly over our valley once a year. It was an amazing sight to behold and hear. I don’t know what happened to that migration. I haven’t seen them in years and these photos make me miss them all the more.

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    November 10, 2012 at 17:48

  4. Beautiful pictures….you have very nice countryside do document

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    November 10, 2012 at 17:57

  5. These are wonderful! Great job.

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:01

  6. Oh! Lady Fi …
    Your pictures are very beautiful.
    Are you doing it in paradise? So many birds!
    I send you greetings.

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:07

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood

    We’ve been seeing lots of birds in flight here in Seattle lately, too. Beautiful captures as always and I do love your pink skies! Hope your weekend is going well!

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:07

  8. Bob

    A sight that you don’t see, its beautiful.

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:08

  9. ***In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.”

    I Love! Xx

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:13

  10. They sure know when it’s time to get the heck out of Dodge!

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:19

  11. Adoro vê-los passar cedinho, pela manhã e retornar à tardinha,em bandos!! LINDO! beijos,chica

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:24

  12. Pat

    Lovely scenes!

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:27

  13. Sigh….your sunrises.

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:38

  14. ah lovely captures of them…and your view as well there on the cusp….travel well friends…see you next season…

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:41

  15. Hallo Lady Fi
    somehow I tend think of you as the lady with gorgeous pinkish touch, you never et me down.

    What a truly beautiful quote from Robert Lynd, thank you, another pearl for my collection! :-)
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Greetings to Sweden from Germany
    Dina

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    November 10, 2012 at 18:41

  16. Gorgeous scenes…incredible added commentary!! You should seriously consider adding your link to this post at my Birdin’ Blog’s meme…
    If you wish, go back to Hootin’ Anni’s and on my sidebar you will find a link “I’d Rather B Birdin”…click on that and it’ll take you to the photo blog and then you can add your link. Your images is a treasure that should be shared in my opinion.

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    November 10, 2012 at 19:02

  17. Beautiful photos, and I love that quote.

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    November 10, 2012 at 19:04

  18. Perfect words, “like autumn leaves in the rising sun.” That phrase is going to stay with me. Beautiful!

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    November 10, 2012 at 19:26

  19. Birds are so hard to photograph, LadyFi yet you manage beautifully Enjoy your week-end:-)

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    November 10, 2012 at 19:28

  20. Such stunning photos….serene and beautiful. I always love to see birds migrating.

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    November 10, 2012 at 19:45

  21. Beautiful and peaceful.

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    November 10, 2012 at 20:32

  22. The stillness of the water in the last shot looks almost like a mirror. All are beautiful!

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    November 10, 2012 at 20:54

  23. onceupona

    I love taking pictures of birds- there is an elegance even when blurred that is held in their flight that quiets the soul- as do your pictures. Cheers, Danette

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    November 10, 2012 at 20:55

  24. Very apt descriptions, Fi and that last capture is brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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    November 10, 2012 at 21:12

  25. imac

    Fly away little Birdies, Beautiful.

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    November 10, 2012 at 21:25

  26. I like the idea of “origami birds.” Very special.

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    November 10, 2012 at 21:27

  27. Don

    What magnificent scenes. Always something deeply sad about the leaving birds, yet one can’t gaze on it without a sense of sheer wonder. They will return.

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    November 10, 2012 at 22:35

  28. Jim

    Magical! And quiet…….

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    November 10, 2012 at 23:47

  29. WOW, beautiful and colorful skies and the birds in flight are awesome. Lovely captures!

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    November 11, 2012 at 00:21

  30. It is really so amazing looking at these birds flight either at dawn or at dusk to roost. But I saw such a sight only once yet!

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    November 11, 2012 at 00:39

  31. Pretty colors. I encantam these wonderful photos, especially the last.

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    November 11, 2012 at 00:51

  32. such a wonderful quote you share with your lovely images

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    November 11, 2012 at 00:54

  33. Such calming images! Thank you!

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    November 11, 2012 at 01:33

  34. Beautiful images, love the in-flight birds.

    Yorkie & Chihuahua

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    November 11, 2012 at 01:35

  35. jcosmonewbery

    Stay warm. Sunny here – I’m off to the gazebo with a coffee. :-)

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    November 11, 2012 at 05:13

  36. I like the movement that the birds bring to these pictures. Splendid.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog – I’ve been in Oman for a week hence slow reply!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Australia

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    November 11, 2012 at 05:39

  37. That is a lovely farewell.

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    November 11, 2012 at 06:43

  38. Absolutely stunning and remarkable sight! Beautiful composition and I liked the quote:)

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    November 11, 2012 at 07:13

  39. These are so beautiful!

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    November 11, 2012 at 07:39

  40. Oooh and aaah. These are simply beautiful. You seem to live in one of the most photogenic and amazing spots in the world. Thank you for sharing.

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    November 11, 2012 at 09:33

  41. Lovely sights captured.

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    November 11, 2012 at 11:11

  42. fabulous images!

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    November 11, 2012 at 11:13

  43. Love your poetic commentary as much as your photographs!

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    November 11, 2012 at 12:22

  44. How beautiful and I was really impressed with the harmony of the color.

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    November 11, 2012 at 13:18

  45. My favorite is the third photo of the two birds skimming the water’s surface with their reflections like a mirror on the water. It’s like poetry in motion.

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    November 11, 2012 at 14:35

  46. Gorgeous photos!
    Love your banner too.

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    November 11, 2012 at 15:48

  47. Admire your shots. Very beautiful to see, especially the last pic.

    Thanks for visiting:)

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    November 11, 2012 at 16:02

  48. Great shots and I love the quote about becoming part of the silence.

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    November 11, 2012 at 17:05

  49. A lovely sight – birds in flight against an evening sky..

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    November 11, 2012 at 17:14

  50. Beautiful.
    Love the first one!
    Wish you a great week.
    Hilda

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    November 11, 2012 at 18:26

  51. Farewell to Autumn! Last shot is beautiful!

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    November 11, 2012 at 19:04

  52. I am not usually a “pink” person, but these shades are fabulous!

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    November 11, 2012 at 19:10

  53. It is that time of year! What I find sad is not saying goodbye! When do you know it’s the last time for the season!

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    November 11, 2012 at 23:06

  54. One of the most beautiful sights, to see birds flying home. Great photos always!

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    November 12, 2012 at 00:25

  55. It’s such a magical time of the day.

    I’ll send you some snow…lol.

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    November 12, 2012 at 00:52

  56. that is a beauty:)

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    November 12, 2012 at 02:57

  57. Very beautiful ! Maybe they are off to warmer places ?

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    November 12, 2012 at 07:34

  58. j’adore les teintes et l’ambiance

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    November 12, 2012 at 10:00

  59. Beautiful captures of the birds in flight.

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    November 12, 2012 at 11:32

  60. In the first photo, the flying formation of the birds look like a heart, and the birds also look like “origami birds” as you wrote. There’s something lonely about their parting one group after another but look forward to seeing them again next spring.

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    November 12, 2012 at 14:56

  61. JM

    And there they go. Just beautiful!

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    November 12, 2012 at 15:12

  62. cosmos

    I’m glad you know “origami” birds. Have you ever done origami? Connecting dots of birds makes drawing in the sky. Lovely pictures!

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    November 12, 2012 at 15:25


  63. · in the pink dawn … quickly, the winter will come. lovely photos

    · hugs

    CR· & ·LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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    November 12, 2012 at 15:48

  64. daryledelstein

    another stunning series of photos .. color me envious

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    November 12, 2012 at 16:19

  65. ~ Pure Awesomeness ~
    LOVE these!!

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    November 13, 2012 at 18:02

  66. So sad with the farewells.. birds leaving us for a new land.. but hopefully to a better place, for them, as winter is too hard for them here..
    Very lovely photos!:)

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    November 13, 2012 at 23:32

  67. So lovely — and similar to here this time of year (‘cept better pictures at your place!)

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    November 14, 2012 at 22:23

  68. Lovely…beautiful…amazing pictures and words!!!

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    November 15, 2012 at 11:23

  69. Lovely scenes! stunning series of photos.

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    November 16, 2012 at 13:50

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