Friday, April 17, 2009

The sounds of hope...

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
and never stops at all~ Emily Dickenson


This little purple finch filled my morning with song...he huffed and puffed and sang from his heart. ...rolling his head to one side while sharing his sweet sounds of hope with me.
He lingered for a while after he finished singing, eating a few seeds from a pin oak tree.
It was nice to see him...my first of the season!!

24 comments:

Lynne said...

I've always loved that quote and think of it often.

CountryDreaming said...

What a sweet little singer that Purple Finch was, especially with that cute little head tilt! A moment both magnificent and delightful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh what a delight that must have been.These guys not only look good,but are great singers as well.
Blessings,Ruth

Kallen305 said...

I have never heard that quote before. So lovely. Great pictures too. I would love to see a male purple finch with my own two eyes.

troutbirder said...

Emily is the greatest. Thank you Tina and Mrs Moore my 12th grade English teacher. :)

The Early Birder said...

A very appropriate quote Tina & should have accompanied my last post & birding today - lots of great migrant songsters. Lol FAB

Chris said...

Hi Tina,
I love your text and I love the pictures of this small guy, calling out for hope and maybe love... Excellent.

Neal said...

Tina, more great shots! I think you have all the animals trained to pose for you. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh, those songsters really lighten your heart. Love the quote as well.

dAwN said...

Tina,
Its always a treat to see the birds when they appear in spring...
Very nice quote!

Shellmo said...

He is so handsome and seems so joyful!! Lovely shots!! Excellent quote!

sylvia murphy said...

Hi Tina,

We are digging out from yet another weekend snowstorm.

Please send all your birds my way. We could use a little hope that spring is on its way!

Eve said...

Ahhhhh!

Marsha said...

I've always loved that quote as well...a use of it today with the beautiful purple finch. I haven't seen one yet this year. Wonderful photos!

Andy said...

The Purple Finch looks like it was dipped in raspberry sauce.
nice looking bird.

Abe Lincoln said...

I really am surprised to see a Purple Finch. I thought they had all died out. LOL

I only get the House Finch here but keep hoping the next one will not have that brown spot on top of its head and then I could begin to get exciting again. LOL

I really liked your photos and the quote.

fishing guy said...

Tina: Those birds are so pretty, I thought they were just sparrows untill I started taking photos.

T and S said...

Beautiful images Tina. The catchlight in the eyes makes this special.

Bird Girl said...

Yes, Tina...these are the pictures of the hope of spring and new life! And that is surely my favorite of all Emily Dickenson writings! Wish you'd send this little soloist to my yard ;-)

jalynn01 said...

Bird songs in the morning are always full of hope to me, but I know people who hate to hear the 'racket' that wakes them up! they do not know what they are missing. That is one of favorite quotes..

Leedra said...

I get excited everytime I see the Purple Finch since this is the first year I have EVER seen one.

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Aunt "B's" Backyard said...

Aren't they beautiful little singers. I am overloaded with them right now and enjoy every minute of it. Cute story and great photos!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Purple Finch, Tina...

Hope you had a great week/weekend.

We are glad to be home.. It was a wonderful trip --just getting to see my son and family. BUT--the weather was horrible. Oh Well!!!!

I'm going to check through some of your older blog posts.
Hugs,
Betsy

RC said...

what a beautiful shot of the bird. Love it! The sky looks so blue as well.

would like to hear your thoughts..