Posts tagged “camera critters

The yin and yang of flying

The noise is what first attracted me.

A huge commotion of wings and flapping.

Swans are so ungainly when trying to take off for flight

Yet so graceful in the air.

Rainbow swan

The up and down of their wings,

The harmony, the pain and the beauty,

The yin and yang of life.

In flight

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Trust in wings

This bird on the neighbours’ apple tree

Reminds me of that saying about

Birds not being afraid of the branches breaking

Because they trust in their own wings.

That self-confidence is the greatest gift

We can give our children.

Bird on blossom

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Wispy ears and love

Everyone should have a loyal friend —

With or without wispy ears —

Oscar - wispy ears

To share a sunset with.

Oscar - sunset

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Musical birds

After the silence of winter,

Spring makes itself heard in the loud

Symphony of birds

Twittering, singing, warbling.

It’s a feathered harmony of music!

Fire sky copy

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You never know what might be waiting for you

Over the brow of that hill you’re struggling to climb;

(Can you see Oscar waiting for me?)

Oscar waiting

Or what small delights await

Around the corner.

Wait for me

Please forgive me if I don’t get around to visiting you this weekend.

We’re having problems with the Internet, which makes it incredibly slow and painful to visit blogs at the moment.

In the meantime, pay a visit to: Camera Critters.

True grit, love and snow

A girl, an Icelandic horse and a snowstorm.

For me, this embodies stoicism,

Spirit, true grit

And love.

Snowy horse copy

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Making your own pattern

Sometimes in the middle of winter

I like to nourish myself

With the patterns and colours

And silhouettes of vibrant summer.

This shot reminds me that

You don’t always have to go with the flow —

Going against it can also create beauty.

Summery memory

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Enjoying winter

Please do not disturb…

Don't disturb

I’m busy enjoying winter.

Let us love winter,
for it is the spring of genius.
Pietro Aretino

You called?

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Looking for snow

Oh look!

It’s Oscar.

He’s found some snow…

Finding Christmas

And a beautiful smile.

(A positive attitude and a great smile really are the best beauty aids, don’t you think?)

Happy snow boy

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The faithful companion

She appeared out of the sunlight

Walking stately yet with the limp of old age.

She looked kindly at me and Oscar –

Then turned back.

She waited for her old owner as she hobbled towards us on crutches.

“Please take a picture of Tosca!” she cried.

“She’s my only company now that my husband has died.”

Her faithful companion posed regally for her portrait

Before returning to her owner’s side.

(Today I printed out these two shots on big glossy paper and delivered them to Tosca’s house.

Big smiles all round.)

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