Observations on a Snowy Egret
A virgin bird born of cerulean skies floats earthward
Her wings open in greeting of earthbound captives
Golden toes stretch forward in search of rest
Deep within spring breaks forth bringing transformation
Saffron lores* redden as lacy plumes festoon each form
Displays of splendor woo love’s intended
Rhythms of necessity find fulfillment in each day’s provision
As time divides her portions these creatures of elegance feast
Satiated, they find peace in elemental tasks
Egrets of Snow flit from branch to lily pond and breeze
While admiring their beauty-clothed spunk and grace
We pause to glimpse the Hand that made vitality dance.
* lores: facial skin between eyes and upper bill
Great pictures Karen! I love you!
Glad you liked them. Love you, too!
These are just beautiful! What a wonderful thing to share.
Glad you enjoyed the post.
Grace and beauty found in these photos and your words.
You’re too kind. Thank you.
Good to hear from you. Loved your Sanders Creek post. You have created within me a longing to be there.
Thank you, Joy. Observing the whole nesting process is a treat. I hope you get to see chicks.
Karen this is my first look of these photos – great with all your comments. Keep up the great work. Talk soon.
Jeanette, I am so glad you visited the blog. Thank you for your comment.
Okay, it’s official… You are a professional bird photographer as far as I’m concerned!!! Wow, you just amaze me with your pictures. I love all the beautiful details you capture. Once again I’m so blessed by your talent. Thanks always for sharing it with the world!!!
Thank you, Lynn. Frankly, I still have so much to master but I’m enjoying the journey.
Saw your work on Views Infinitum awesome photos (: and I enjoy seeing photographs with the story that goes with them.
June, I’m glad that you visited my site. I visited your site as well and found your photos and poetry delightful.