Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What is the velocity of a laden swallow?

As I was leaving for work this morning, a small bird* swooped down in front of my car and picked up a bright yellow flower from the ground. It then flew up and spiraled around one of the trees in the garden chasing after another bird (possibly female?)

It was a clear and stark sky, the light blue offset by the bright yellow flower and fluttering brown wings, the sun was blazing but it wasn't hot yet, the old trees of our rustic garden indicating a gentle breeze from their slight sway, framing the scene and leaving a very crisp and refreshing image in my mind that I just wanted to share...

* best as I can figure, it was either an Isabelline Wheatear, a Rufus Bushchat or a common house sparrow...

1 comment:

noonadee said...

Perhaps on a day like today...Amazing how magnificence usually goes unnoticed.