Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A sky so lovely

Last week early one morning the sky was blue and
every cloud was pink. I found it so beautiful that
I took a bunch of pictures waiting for the sun to emerge.

shortly ... there it was, a bright yellow glow on the horizon
The glow spread upward into the morning sky

and then the sky brightened all around

And as the sun came up so did the birds...
A Tufted titmouse sat on a branch greeting the day

a Blue Jay looks down to see what other birds have awakened

A Mockingbird tries out the new heated water bowl. I was
so happy to see this guy come to the yard.. I had been
trying to lure him in with grapes and fruit but he
had not been seen at the feeder all winter until now.

A shadow is cast upon the mama Cardinal by the sun

What a beauty she is

Next to try out the bird bowl are a pair of mourning Doves

Not a likely couple to be seated together on the branch

Even Mr. Squirrel came out to play in the sun

A special surprise for me... a brown Creeper was
almost camouflaged against the bark of the tree

His movement as he searched for an insect caught my eye.

He would be easy to miss if you weren't looking closely.

Then that evening the sun made another beautiful
appearance as it went down and colored the clouds
once again with the pinkish red hues of evening.

On this day I looked outside
and was blessed by all that God had created.
The Sky, The Sun, the Birds

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

WOW!THe sky pictures are amazing.I love the way you took us through the day.Our Lord,the master artist certainly painted many lovely pictures that day.

HANNIBAL said...

What a day! You had lots and lots of activity!
Beautiful sunrise photos as well as creatures! Fun day for sure!

Shellmo said...

Those sky photos should be framed! Laughed at the Blue Jay & Mourning Dove sitting together! 2 polar opposite birds!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great series of photographs. I loved every one of them.

The Birdlady said...

The sky is breathtaking, the birds are beautiful, and even the squirrel is cute!

Bird Girl said...

That was fun...I remember my dad making me watch the sun come up when I was a rebellious teenager and I didn't want to admit I thought it was beautiful! haha
Isn't that little brown creeper so cute and on the move! You really have to be watching to see those guys! Your dog bowl is working well - lots of great pictures!
Have fun at Bull Riding in NYC!!!

Marsha said...

I just loved this wonderful day scene through your lens! From the gorgeous sunrise to all those beautiful birds and ending with the sunset. A totally fun and beautiful post! I love when you show the cardinals too :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures. I have never seen the creeper until today. Nice.

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Tina said...

Such a nice post from sunrise to sunset...and a wonderful variety of birds in between. Those sunrise colors were very soothing and I especially loved the mama cardinal..and that cute mocker on your bird bath.. funny, saw our first mocker on the suet feeder- yesterday!!
Really enjoyable series of pictures..well done as usual!!
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