Sunday, April 27, 2008

blooming


simply waiting
among greens and yellows
a blooming blackbird

text & photograph © 2008, gerald england

In response to the "flowering" prompt at One Single Impression.

The original photograph is from our recent holiday in Paignton, Devon.

20 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo Gerald and talking of your holiday, thanks for being my guest photographer today at Cheltenham!

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  2. Your poem matches your photo nicely. Must have been a restful holiday.

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  3. The waiting will soon be over. More blooms are coming for this patient bird.

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  4. Ooh, I like this one as I think black birds are beautiful. Last month I saw a giant one having a bath in a small puddle on a lawn after a rainstorm and it was delightful. Thanks for nominating me for the six word meme but I did that one recently. If you come up with something different in the future will be glad to participate. Hope all is well with you and that Spring touches you with its beauty.

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  5. In my opinion yellow is the colour of spring, though I might let the green in a little bit. Especially if you can include a bird!

    Peacefully excellent.

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  6. Wonderful photo and haiku. Your waiting blackbird would be a great addition to Anna Carson's Project Green.

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  7. Gerald,

    The waiting seems forever sometimes. I like
    the yellow on the green.

    I am going somewhere else here with the black bird. It strikes a funny with me! Can be taken both ways. He seems an ornery fellow!
    (bloomin black bird)!
    Ramble, ramble.

    As for daisy chains, great idea for a summer craft with the kids. I've never attempted one. Thanks!

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  8. ah, i love the blackbirds...they are so joyful this time of year. a great pairing of words & photo.

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  9. Did the words follow the photo? They go toether perfectly.

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  10. Lovely photo, I have been trying to take a photo of blackbirds in my garden but they never stay still long enough.

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  11. I admire your photograph as much as the poem. I can never get my blackbirds to wait for my lens to focus. It seems they are always in such a hurry here!

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  12. I naturally don't know your blackbirds, but if like ours or like our grackles, the blacks do blossom with colors and sheens that are always changing. I wasn't able to study haiku this week but simply did what was in my heart. Have a good week, Gerald.

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  13. Like mybellavia, I read it and giggled...blooming blackbird.

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  14. Oh, what a beautiful little bird, great photo

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  15. among green and yellow... absolutely daffodils everywhere... and the crows... awesome...

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  16. Ah, a bloomin' blackbird. Curse them! (Or at least that's what I hear when I read "blooming.") Love the colorful images you convey in words.

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  17. Thanks for pointing out I can add my main blog to my profile. Hadn't see that.

    Lovely birds and flowers for spring.

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