Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Begin the Day with Birds!

What better way to motivate for a workday than at a lake, at sunrise, surrounded by the textures and colors of birds?

Mourning Doves are common, but the low sun shadows make the spots on this one's back merge into the layers of texture. Even the mundane can provide beauty.

A Song Sparrow's song is just right to clear the mind and rejuvenate the soul.

This young Bullock's Oriole explores all the ways a barbed wire fence is like a jungle gym. Even prickly situations can be fun.

The subdued colors and contemplative nature of this Double-Crested Cormorant offer a reminder, that reflection and patience have their places in daily life.

Then an American Goldfinch finds a perch under cool green leaves and before a crystal clear blue sky. Make the most of conditions that favor your best qualities!
Finally, never be content with the way things are. The familiar may not be the best, be open to change if it brings an improvement! (Check out the new and improved Great Blue Heron header!)


  1. I agree, a perfect way to start the day -- unfortunately it makes it that harder to tear yourself away and head to work! Love the cormorant photo best, it's such a peaceful scene.

  2. Beautiful post Dave. That is exactly the way I start every day. I try to encourage my readers to do the same.

    I love your site, your writing and photographs are excellent and I feel the same way about photography and birding. They go hand in hand, don't they?

    The Double-crested Cormorant is my favorite of this post as well.