Friday, April 13, 2007

Reflections

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The week-end's approaching - take time out to enjoy the view ;-)

...The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:-
-But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.
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The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.
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If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature's holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?
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Lines Written In Early Spring by William Wordsworth (1798)

28 comments:

Nikon said...

Beautiful colors and I love the poem. Have a good weekend, too!

Rauf said...

william wordsworth ? long time no see him since school.

oh how delightful ! Do these birds have a passport ?

Carol E. said...

that's a gorgeous photo!

Kate said...

The elements of the photo, including the poem, all work well together. I love the floral splash of persimmon and enjoy how it cradles the left side.

Zsolt said...

i like these colors very much..and the poem is great!:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Good poetry and great shot of the bird is nice too.

kris said...

ah, a relaxing photo to begin the weekend with..simply wonderful!

magiceye said...

excellent capture of a beautiful moment...

alice said...

Thanks but i'm still jealous of your talent to come so close to birds...

Frank said...

Beautiful! The bird is ignoring you because it looks like it's ready to pick up some fish for dinner :-)

Chris & Deb said...

Usually there's an alligator lurking somewhere in your seemingly serene shots....did you leave him back at the house this time?
Yet another beautiful shot!!

ruth said...

Gorgeous photo and post.

Rhymes well with Rauf's post today.

Mmm, Kate, persimmon is such a nice word.

angela said...

Glorious colours, Isabella.
Angela

Olivier said...

tres belle photo, les couleurs et les lumieres sont superbes. Bravo
Je te souhaite un bon weekend


very beautiful photograph, the colors and the lights are superb. Cheer I wish you a good weekend

M.Benaut said...

Indeed, A great deal of pleasure, there.

Felicia said...

Your photo shows the elegance of that long neck! The reflection is a beautiful background too. :) Happy weekend to you!

Glenn Standish said...

One word...STUNNING! Thanks for taking part in our competition at Toruń Daily Photo. Better luck next time! ;-)

Jilly said...

Absolute stunner, Isabella. Perfect composition, the colours, the reflection in the water. Wondrous.

...and pretty good poetry too.

The bird seems to be saying 'hey, ignore all that mass of bougainvillea, look at me, I'm the beautiful one.' He knew the competition and wouldn't look at it. Clever bird.

Jilly x

Moi said...

Wordsworth's poetry was taught to us in school..and every time i come across someone quoting his words.. i feel a certain kinship.....

lovely words...and a beautiful weekend-is-approaching-time-to-reflect post :)

Chandlermom said...

Great picture, thank you for visiting my debut daily log from Chandler, AZ!

Dsole said...

it's weird to me read poetry in english, more fthan weerd it's funny!
Have a nice good bye of the week! ;) Reflections here adds a great effect to your photo! :)

GMG said...

Spectacular! Your last photos are works of art, not imitations...
Gil

Olive said...

That's a great shot! I love the bird's neck... And the red in the background is just amazing.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Nice photo! Cute pet bird. Where is the aligator?

Kala said...

william wordsworth is priceless! I love the colors and birdie!

Lessie said...

Lovely, lovely picture. The bird is so elegant.

Carlos said...

Great composition Isabella. I like the intense color, the pose of the bird and the soft golden light. Thanks for your comments.

Curly said...

This is a really nice photograph Isabella (and I have no idea what breed of terrier the dog is!)