Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Close Up (Close, Closer, Closest)

Winter arriving
chickadee at my window
my heart is warmed

There are times and places where we stand awestruck

For Endment and Harmony - this is the time and place

For more close looks at poetry and haiku check out One Deep Breath

Photographs were taken at Elizabeth A Morton Wildlife Refuge


Anonymous Sandy said...

Just perfect!

6:22 PM  
Anonymous claude said...

Those photos are just out of this world

7:05 PM  
Blogger Star said...

These photos are so crisp and clear! Our chickadees are not so tame.

A beautiful display of birds and words.

8:13 PM  
Blogger jzr said...

Really lovely! Such wonderful little birds those chickadees are!

8:17 PM  
Blogger NatureWoman said...

Such beautiful photographs! I know how hard it is to capture bird photos like this.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

This is lovely - wonderful to be able to get so close to the chickadees

9:26 PM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

Lovely poem. I was just enjoying a chickadee in my hedge this morning. Your pictures are great too (as always!)

9:27 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Warm and lovely 'ku and stunning photos! Much peace, JP

9:31 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

sandy and claude
we felt so priviledged to have the birds come in so close

thank you - the chickadees here at home are not so tame either - we are hoping to get a few to eat out of our hands this winter

thank you - I find them very entertaining visitors.

It was a perfect mix - a good camera snd cooperative chickadees :)

we first went out to morton about ten years ago - it is one of my favorite places to go in winter - but it is cold!!!

we have a large resident flock of chickadees - their antics greatly entertain me

jane poe aka deborah
glad you enjoy them

9:52 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

I think I spotted Santa feeding the chickadees in that last pic!

Beautiful haiku and pics!

10:19 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos of a lovely bird - so wonderful to have them feeding out of your hand!

3:52 AM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

That's beautiful. I love the word Chickadee. Now I see what a pretty little bird it is, too. Thank you.

5:06 AM  
Blogger cloudscome said...

How beautiful! I love these photos and haiku.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

What perfect, vibrant photos of the chickadees. I had one eat out of my hand once, they are such curious, friendly little creatures.
Our winter companions.

Thank you so much for your comment on "Joy".

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jone said...

Oh my, I love how tame the chickadees are. Ane the words complete the vision.

9:36 AM  
Blogger silverlight said...

Ah, ha. Bird in your hand. A very precious experience and commodity.
Sweet birds, chickadees.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

What a lovely, delicate series of images.

11:35 AM  
Blogger KerrdeLune said...

Endment, your chickadees and the haiku are simply magnificent. The dear little birds follow us around in Lanark all winter long, and we don't know where we would be without them. Keeping the feeders full for the chickadees (and the nuthatches) is a small labour of love and thanks for these little feathered wonders. Thank you for sharing your chickadees with us today.

11:43 AM  
Blogger MB said...


12:07 PM  
Blogger goldenlucyd said...

Officious, pot-bellied little banker-birds, those chickadees. I'm sure I've seen one or two with gold watchchains and fobs!

Photos and poetry exquisite as usual. I envy your art...

7:18 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

ohhhh - so wonderful to see these images! how delightful! were these taken where you live or where harmony lives (or is that the same place)? we have gray jays and stelar's jays here which will eat from our hands, but the chickadees don't trust us enough yet to climb aboard. they do come to us, flying close and playing in and out of the branches, when we are outside. in summer they will bathe in our water spray if we are watering. do tell me how to get them to do this!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Darkmind said...

These are great shots. You got a bird to land in your hand? I must harness this magical power! BWA HA HA HA!!

5:51 AM  
Blogger Ontario Wanderer said...

Great photos! The chickadees at the Royal Botanical Gardens grounds are tame like this too but I've not taken the time to get that friendly with the ones at our home feeder.

6:42 AM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

So sweeeeeet. Now I know what chickadees look like. (Great to visit Harmony's site too.)

7:48 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

These are beautiful!!

9:01 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

you must be right :)
Santa is the one who brings the goodies - yes?

crafty green poet
thanks - one of the reasons I like going to the refuge is the contact with the birds - going to try to get them to come to us here in our woods.

they are so cheerful - i love having them as daily visitors

thanks for your visit and comment

you said it "winter companions"

welcome, thanks for your visit and comments

come visit and I will take you out to feed chickadees :)

thanks so much

arent the chickadees a delight.


you have just given me a delightful idea for a sketch to put in my journal - He is just itching to come out of my pen :)

the photos were taken at a refuge out on Long Island (see link) we went out there for some R & R (and I had a medical appointment- ug)

sunflower seeds are marvelous magic :)

ontario wanderer
thanks - I really enjoy having the creatures up close - (ok - not so close if it is a bear :)

thanks for the encouraging comment

9:11 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh, so this is what a chickadee looks like!! Thank you Endment, I've seen the word so often and always wondered.

And the photos are quite magical ....

12:42 PM  
Blogger Anil P said...

So tiny, so fragile, yet so full of life that it might just as well be eternity resting in the palm.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

Oh! What a sweet little bird!!

10:40 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

These are very beautiful pictures. Thanks for allowing me and others to enjoy them. :)

1:35 PM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

These are very beautiful pictures. Thanks for allowing me and others to enjoy them. :)

1:36 PM  
Anonymous lila rose said...

I love your photos.There are beautiful. I have spent a pleasant time.

2:58 PM  
Blogger _Soulless_ said...

These photos make me want to fawn, then collapse, then fawn some more. *grin* They elicit that much delight.

Bless you for sharing these. And the words, how apt. ^_^


1:53 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...


Thank you so much for this post. Thrilling and beautiful and tender, all at the same time.

Less is more.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Amazing photography with lovely words to compliment them ;)

9:07 PM  
Blogger rosanne h said...

I am enriched by your posts -- enjoyment of God's creatures, so small and full of life, is one of the ways I keep my perspective on life in order. They live their lives simply and instinctively, gracing our lives without even being aware of it.
You do a great job on bird images!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I have already mentioned this to you, apologies-- but I think you would LOVE "Wings at my Window" by Ada Clapham Glover if you don't already know it-- now out of print but you can find it at alibris-- most wonderful bird lover book ever (in my opinion, obvs)


10:35 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

now this is cool. chickadees sitting eating from your hand. awwww...i love it. they are one of my favorite birds. they remind me of my old place up north.

these photos reflect your love of nature and birds perfectly.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Maya's Granny said...

Lovely photos. We get chickadees in Alaska, and I once had them eating mountain ash berries not two feet from my window -- my cat and I watched them, enchanted by the closeness and wonder of it.

5:36 AM  
Blogger tai haku said...

Nice! your chickadees seems as friendly and character filled as our tits from the same family.

9:54 PM  
Blogger M. Shahin said...

So beautiful words and photo!

I saw a photo of a chickadee standing on someone's hand, and I didn't think it was real. But they do actually stand on your hand. I hope that happens to me one day.

Thanks for sharing :-)

11:14 PM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Looks like paradise to me.

2:45 AM  

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