Saturday, 25 January 2014

Black Birds in White Branches





A gathering of rooks











Gala Water, Southern Scotland  -   last winter.




At dusk
the gray
foxes
stiffen
in cold;
blackbirds
are fixed
in white
branches.
Rivers follow
the moon,
the long
white track
of the
full moon

N Scott Momaday  -  The Gourd Dancer


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Photos 1 - 4 by Margaret
Photo 5 by Morelle Smith - visit her blog Rivertrain   HERE

Shared with  :    Saturday's Critters     Our Beautiful World     Camera Critters    Our World Tuesday


33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great collection of photos! Love the pretty blue sky and the moon. The blackbirds have been plentiful around here too. Thank you for linking up with Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the view of the river. Enjoy your evening, Ruby!

dritanje said...

The rooks are splendid, you have really caught the movement of the trees and them moving in the branches. I thought I recognized that river! But such snow! And none this year.
I also like the way rooks hang out together and sometimes take off together in loose rooky clouds
M xx

bettyl-NZ said...

I love all the birds together! The snow makes for great pictures, but I'm glad I don't have to be in it!

Lynn said...

Beautiful, Ruby!

The Greenockian said...

Beautiful photographs.
Liz

biebkriebels said...

The last photo is stunning. The birds are always with so many nowadays.

A wondering star said...

Lovely birds, and delightful and bright color in the sky.
Beautiful moon shoot!

We have snow-covered meadows, and cold days!
It's winter!

Jorunn Norge

Midori said...

beautiful! Thank you for sharing, : )

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful flock of birds and photo of the moon.

Tomoko said...

Hi,Ruby,
Many beautiful photos! I like the stillness in the blue sky. Those black birds are also waiting for spring to come around!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your photos
i love it when a flock of birds fills a tree!

Mascha said...

A great photoseries and poem, thank you.

Lola said...

Love the river shot too!

Visiting from Our Beautiful World

Ros Crawford said...

What fabulous photos ... Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Our Beautiful World!

Susie Clevenger said...

Lovely photo collection...I saw the grackles sitting in a tree that looked so much like the photo you posted. I like the title "Poe Comes to Roost" :)

ladyfi said...

A lovely series!

Wandering Wren said...

How great to have two photographers in your post!
Wren x

Carol L McKenna said...

wow! fantastic nature shots for OWT ~

carol, xxx ~ www.acreativeharbor.com

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!

sarah said...

We see also a herd of black bird around here,but there is not white snow. So I have seen a beautiful contrast with black and white for the first time.
Have a good days!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot of group of birds on the bare trees.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Great shots all. The blackbirds are simply astonishing and remind me of the nursery rhyme:

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye.
Four and twenty blackbirds,
Baked in a pie.
:)

Magia da Inês said...

°♪♬♫º°
Passei para uma visita.
Imagens lindas.
O poema também é maravilhoso.

°º✿♫ Bom fim de semana!
°º✿ Beijinhos.
º° ✿✿ ♫° ·.

MeOfCourse said...

Awesome photos. Love them all. Thank you.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi,Ruby.
Nice captures. Your photos are very nice. I like your last photo very much. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

I always love the sight of birds gathered in trees and the noise they make. I'm always pausing to take it all in. Love your photos and post! Thank you for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

Palomasea said...

Absolutely gorgeous, dear Ruby...
Oh the wonders and mystical beauty of Nature!
Enjoy your Sunday.... :)
xoxo,
- Irina

Kleine Waldameise said...

Die Fotos erinnern mich an Hitchocks Film "Die Vögel". Bei uns vor dem Haus stand ein Birkenbau, auf dem sich die Raben auch immer niederliessen. Leider wurde er abgesägt.

Liebe Grüße
Waldameise

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely photos of the stark beauty of winter.

cosmos said...

I feel the frigid air in the picture with dots like black birds flocking together on the white naked branches waving in the wind. Harsh but beautiful.
The cold moon is radiating a mysterious power.
Stay warm, Ruby.

stardust said...

You chose nice photos fitting to the poetry. The five iamges inevitably led us to your moon photo and the poetry in the last. Your scheme is so successful, ruby. Stay warm.

Yoko

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

La poésie est bien au-delà des mots. Elle perfuse les images, elle les sublime, elle participe à notre bonheur.

Roger

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