one side of a “sun dog”
not sure what type of berries these are. anyone?
Great White Egret
“Poets who know no better rhapsodize about the peace of nature, but a well-populated marsh is a cacophony." ~ Bern Keating
“You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things." ~ Henry David Thoreau
A sparrow in a birch. Does life get anymore beautiful than moments like this?
“Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever." ~ Henry David Thoreau
Here’s a shot from late January when the blackbirds and starlings were migrating back into the township and buds were just beginning to show themselves on the trees.
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke
"Awake, thou wintry earth - fling off thy sadness! Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness." ~ Thomas Blackburn