Sunday, November 23, 2008

THE SINGING OF COLOR


It was just one of those days.. where the sun kept peeking out from behind the grey clouds and the breeze kept whispering my name and calling me outside. I couldn't resist and so headed for a small lake which is nearby. It turned out to be quite a colorful afternoon. First, it was the blue heron who caught my attention with his beautiful pale blue colors which seemed heighten, I think, by the contrasting greys, he stood in front of...

....next was this little cardinal who was quite willing to remain in the suns rays, while I snapped several pictures which show the little tinges of red and orange that compliment the buffy browns of its body.

...but my treat for the day, however, was finding these Cedar Waxwings. So many hues on one little bird!

This was my first encounter with these little birds and what a treat it was. Why is it when God puts two colors together they just sort of sing?..

28 comments:

Bird Girl said...

I'm so glad the breeze called you outside and eventually to the lake! What a treat to see the fruit of your colorful photo shoot! The cedar waxwings are absolutely gorgeous and your 'yarn' was spun quite well - I enjoyed the read as much as the pictures, Tina!

Neal said...

Neat pictures. I would like to try to take some pictures like these. What kind of camera and lens do you have?

Shellmo said...

what a great day - those waxwings are handsome buggers! Your words very poetic!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Tina, I love all of the pictures. The Heron looks like his is DANCING... And you know how much I love Cardinals. I have yet to see a Cedar Waxwing. Glad you finally saw one!!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Naturegirl said...

Such beauty in your nature photos!
That blue heron what a sight that must have been! A like minded nature lover! NG :)

Eve said...

A wonderful post Tina. Your waxwings were a special treat. Take us again soon!

Craig Glenn said...

Tina,

Very nice captures. Love them all.

Craig

HANNIBAL said...

Oh what a treat! And finding a cedar on the ground gets extra points! Beautiful!

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Waxwings are some of the coolest looking birds I've ever seen. They look like something out out a science fiction movie. What a creative God we serve! Nice work as always, Tina!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm so glad you chose to go out and see what God had in store for you.He is the master artist and His paintings are always lovely.The Cedar Waxwings are so silky looking.
Blessings,Ruth

david mcmahon said...

Great shots. You really are inspired by Nature.

Mary said...

Tina, Cedar Waxwings made my heart beat. They are the most elegant, stepping out on the town birds of all!

Love them! Keep your great photos coming.

Mary

jalynn01 said...

I just love the cedar waxwings. You are so right about God who puts colors together and they sing! Beautiful pictures Tina! thanks for stopping by my blog and telling me the story about your baby birds.

T and S said...

Beautiful series of images Tina

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

wonder-full pics...

indicaspecies said...

Great post. I love nature posts! Thanks for sharing these beauties.:)

Congratulations on being on David's Post of the Day!

fishing guy said...

Tina: Outstanding captures of al the birds.

indicaspecies said...

Hi Tina,

Here's the link to David's blog:
http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com

And to the Post of the Day:
http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/2008/11/post-of-day_25.html

Have a lovely day.:)

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos. The Great Blue Heron is one of my favourite birds. Haven't seen him around home for the last month or so though. Good to see him reappear on your post. Here from David's. :)

lmerie said...

Over from David's . . .glad I stopped by!

Those images are great!

Gerald S. said...

Your pictures are great! I live in the Pacific Northwest and we have many beautiful birds. In a natural area not far for our home, we commonly see 2-3 great blue herons. But usually they are very still. The picture you got is outstanding!
Gerald

Chris said...

Hi TIna,
a wonderful serie, I love the cedar waxing... We have the bohemian waxing some times in Iceland. There are still around nowadays, around 30 of them... These birds are really cute... Congrats these pictures are great...

Gail said...

Once again, you have outdone yourself! You are a very talented photographer.
Thanks for stopping by my Dreaming Porch and leaving your wonderful comments.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Mary said...

Wow...that waxwing is just gorgeous. I've always wanted to see one that close. Beautiful photos of it.

Sit A Spell said...

Wonderful photos...love your blog!

Ann said...

This is my first wordless Wednesday and I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. Your pictures are beautiful. I appreciate that fact that you took your time and then shared your walk with us. It is a great reminder to all of us to walk slower, breath the scented air and observe the beauty all around.

The Tile Lady said...

Gorgeous photos, Tina! I LOVE the blue heron! You are right that it seems to be such a priceless shade of pale blue against the darker greys behind him! And those Cedar Waxwings! I never knew they had a yellow band on their tails! You were well-rewarded on your walk! Wonderful shots!

Marie

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for the visit and the comment. :-)

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