Wednesday, May 8, 2013

corner view: birds

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “birds” and comes from :) 

I wasn't exactly sure what had gotten ahold of me last week but I was feeling low. I worked hard to distract myself from the negative stuff that was swirling around in my mind but nothing I tried pulled me away from the blues for too long. By the third day I'd had enough. It was a sunny, absolutely beautiful Spring day and here I was feeling miserable. I decided I had to get moving, so I grabbed my camera and headed out to the lake.
It was a weekday so I pretty much had the place to myself but when I got there it seemed that even the wildlife were in hiding. About to give up and go home, I spied a Canada Goose on the shoreline some distance away. Now, though they are beautiful birds they are pretty plentiful so that wasn't exactly what I was in search of, but I decided I just HAD to get a shot of something otherwise this quest was lost. I pointed my camera, zoomed in as much as I could and was greatly rewarded with....BABIES! I was unable to see them without the assistance of my zoom lens but there they were and definitely something I so rarely get to see.
I stayed for hours taking shots of this adorable family and in fact, was rewarded with a lot of photo-ops as more critters made themselves known. I just needed to sit in this beautiful place, quiet myself and wait. Turned out to be a perfect antidote for me and a perfect afternoon. 


kat said...

I'm happy to hear your day turned out nicely!
The chicks are so cute!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a wonderful afternoon and the photos are lovely.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like things turned around for you.
Being in nature is always grounding.

jgy said...

I love this line you wrote:
I just needed to sit in this beautiful place, quiet myself and wait.
It is like a secret shared! And the family of birds echoing it...beautiful story and photos!

Anonymous said...

what a nice surprise! i hope spring and being outdoors cleared the blues!

Bonnie said...

oh my! they are so sweet! i love babies!! i saw some baby swans just last week at the lake by our house! fun!!

Theresa said...

I love it when corner view brings us something happy and unexpected.

Susanna Redeker said...

what a beautiful area!
were I live whe have hundreds of goose, all kind of goose with loads of babies!! my camera is not so good, but if i can i will take a photo of the goose with babies!

Anonymous said...

The bird I discovered on my walk also ended up leading me to deep happiness! Maybe that bluebird of happiness thing isn't just an expression after all :)