Sunday, January 20, 2019

Five Muses

Style: fine art. Medium: acrylic and modeling paste. Inspiration: artists of the Art Nouveau movement.

" I am Music. And I am here for your soul. I am a loan, not a possession.  You give me back upon departure.  

There is a reason you glance up when you first hear a melody, or take your foot to the sound of drum. All human are musical. Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"

From "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch Albom.

Monday, January 14, 2019

The Missed Moment

I look at this photograph and smile. I was waiting for the Great Blue Heron to take off.  He was waiting for food to come to him - some Herons are like that.  I desperately wanted to capture this beautiful bird in flight.

When the Heron took off I wasn't ready and missed the moment.  I didn't know at that time that I should watch the Heron's knees, Herons bend their knees to lift off to the races. 

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mini World - 10. Resilience

How many times I photographed these trees?  How many times I walked on the snowy field toward them sinking in a deep snow. How many times I fell down into the snow because underneath was a hidden ice. Many, many times. 
There is something that draws me to these trees every winter.  Probably, their strength, their resilience, their thirst for life.

In a Marsh

A female Yellow-Headed Blackbird was very skittish and spent most of her time in a marsh. Only for a few minutes she took a short break.

In a marsh looking for food. 

Here is a male Yellow-Headed Blackbird sets up territory waiting for female to arrive.  He sings a croaky courtship song showing off his plumage. Hopefully, a female would be impressed enough to mate.