bird & shadows

find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. ~ junichiro tanizaki


ducks paddling

be like a duck. calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. ~ michael caine

small bird at feeder

small birds throw seeds out of the feeder; large birds pick them up off the ground, but the squirrels try to muscle in. ~ lilian jackson braun, the cat who sang for the birds

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black bird

(just a little playing with a photo)

only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. the same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not.  ~ henry david thoreau

swans reflection

there’s a double beauty whenever a swan swims on a lake with her double thereon. ~ thomas hood