Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The lake is so pretty this morning! Delicate Blue and yellowy pale pink as the sun prepares to rise. Now I'd run out on the deck to get a picture but I'm not at all well dressed -- pj pants and South Carolina Palmetto/moon t-shirt. My next door neighbor told me yesterday that part of his remodel includes a new deck that will face mine rather than the lake. Well there goes my pj sprinting I thought. LOL. May have to put my deck in better order this spring. And plant some trees... Have a lovely Pokeberry Day--hope you can hear birds singing like I can right now.
Monday, February 10, 2014
I looked up for just a moment this morning and saw this amazing bright, intense magenta sky and water. I was able to get out on the deck with my camera and get a few pix just before it all faded away.
In moments the sky changed from this glory to a pale pink and blue. I feel blessed to have just caught this in time.
At the moment I am listening to several birds warming up their spring voices, mating season is not too far away here the uplands of South Carolina. Soon there will be a more and more warm days and more and more nest building; and more and more birds singing out their best songs in their freshly brightened feathers.
So.. just for fun, I looked up 'magenta sky' and found this really fun youtube by magenta sky printmaking; its an ad for their classes and it was fun to watch and listen to so thought I'd share it.
Have a great Pokeberry Day and make sure to use all your crayons today!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Whoever has tasted the breath of morning knows that the most invigorating and most delightful hours of then day are commonly spent in bed; though it is the evident intention of nature that we should enjoy and profit by them. -Robert Southey
This morning I am up before the birds. I can see a lone water bird that is headed toward my neighbor's shore perhaps to fish or dabble, it is not light enough for me to know just what his or her intentions are. Oh wait! a unique call is coming from the other side of my dock and here is her partner heading toward her--she is no longer alone. I am not sure what little water bird this is, I have seen them before usually only one, but sometimes a pair. This is the first time I have heard a call, that will help me figure out who my little friends are.
And I have quickly done so!
Here now is my little pair of birds--they are Grebes!! :)
(*I often find out more about the birds I see at the same website because they have sounds as well as descriptions and I think it is the easiest bird identifying website I've found. It is the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.)
The sky and water here are painted differently every morning, although the structures are the same the light and the clouds change constantly. This morning everything has a milky quality. The sky shows blues and lavendar and magenta where the sun is rising. The water perfectly reflects the mood of the sky.
Just now a blush of bright magenta is beginning to take over all the scene as the sun is obviously rising higher. The trees across the lake hide it until it is ready to burst. I love to see my lake just before the sun comes over the trees. Once it does I must usually rise to close my bamboo blinds as it will shine in too brightly for me to bear.
Here now is a little chickadee come to visit my feeder and from the water I hear my unknown friend who is shepherding his wife about in the water near my dock. They are here to fish and I have just witnessed her diving into the shallow water near my shore and coming up with her little fish. Her mate is chiding her to follow and off they have gone together--rather quickly-- and are now out of sight.
The sun is still behind the tall trees and my feeder is getting busier by the moment. Finches and titmice are here and I must refresh my coffee.
Enjoy your Pokeberry Day! Remeber~there are always wonders to behold if you are available to behold them.