Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Surveyor

Anhinga in the Everglades

"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before."

- Robert Lynd

21 comments:

Moi said...

that quote new to moi, is so incredibly true, Isabella.

Kate said...

Robt. Lynd has expressed some wisdom from which me might take a lesson. What kind of bird it that? Curious.

Lavenderlady said...

Hummm So much to see.

Z said...

Same question as Kate's. It's a great photo.

I answered your Baden question over at Villigen, here's a recap:
Our Baden is a 20 minute drive from Villigen. The one in Germany is called Baden-Baden, and Alice in Arradon informs me that there's a Baden near her. If you're interested, and have the time, click on the Baden label at the bottom of the post in question. You'll find several mentions.

Leena said...

I thought at first, it`s painting. But obviously it`s your masterful photo :)
and smart words of Robert Lynd.

Happy weekend to you, Isabella!

Peter said...

Very nice combination or photo and words!

Did you take this one, just "round the corner"?

Abraham Lincoln said...

The photograph is very nice and your quote fits. It is something we forgot ages ago and only now when mankind faces some serious challenges on this planet, are some people (but not the president) beginning to think maybe we humans are responsible. Just think of the total destruction that happens to North America from the day the first settlers arrives until now. Incredible destruction of whole species—not to mention the plight of the oceans around the world and to the air we breathe and the water we drink. We are no more than global parasites.

Birds in their bath at
Brookville Daily Photo

Frank said...

Actually he is just sitting in the tree waiting for tha alligator to leave.

Letitia said...

Isabella, how do you know all these quotes? Do you just have them floating in your head and pick out an appropriate one when you need it?
Beautiful - beautiful photo!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Beautiful photo and great quote!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

I like the photo because its mystic feeling and Lynd's poetry. Have a nice weekend Isabella :-)

NDS said...

the lavender and pinks in the sky give this a painted look. very pretty like a mix of old and new, decay and new greens

alice said...

Subtil colors...

Glenn Standish said...

God's own playground! Beautiful!

Dsole said...

Some great words with a great pic... a complete Post! Have a great saturday! :)

Linda said...

I love watching birds. We have quite a few in our area but they are fairly shy and hard to find, except for swifts.

Nikon said...

Very nice shot & quote - I'm curious as to what kind of bird it is, too.
Have a good weekend :)

GMG said...

The picture is beautiful, as always - the Everglades environment helps - and the quote fits perfectly. It could be a painting... Constable(?)!
Added a link to your site; hope you don't mind. Have a great week-end!

isabella said...

Kate, Z and Nikon - it's the famous Anhinga, which I featured many times on this blog...

Peter - LOL! It was not needed... this time ;-)

Letitia - most quotes by famous poets and writers I know by heart (I am a voracious reader). For tailored quotes to accompany some of the photos I have to search both my library and the net.

GMG - thank you - I'm honored!

Z said...

I looked up your other Anhinga posts. Interesting thing about not having oil glands and so being a little bit disadvantaged in the old water-bird category.

ruth said...

The colors here are fantastic. So interesting, rauf posted an Anhinga/snakebird on his Passion photoblog, and I didn't know before looking it up on audubon.org that they are in the southern US too.