Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dirty Birds (055/365)

2010 02 24 IMG_4700w 
“‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.”

Oliver Herford (1863-1935), poet. I Heard a Bird Sing (l. 5-8). . . New Treasury of Children's Poetry, A; Old Favorites and New Discoveries. Joanna Cole, comp. (1984) Doubleday & Company.

TIME:  3:52 PM
PLACE:  The alley

Sunny, but very cold again today.  These birds were splashing around in the water-filled depressions at the end of our drive.  How these birds can stand being in the ice cold water is beyond me.  I get the shivers just thinking about it.  I am about done with winter.  To give me an incentive to get out of bed in the morning, I keep telling myself that each new day brings springtime a little bit closer.


Christina said...

Great capture!

Monica said...
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Monica said...

I hate typos ...

I love THIS!!

Oz Girl said...

I keep reading the same refrain on most everyone's blog, esp those living in the northeast with all their crazy snow! Spring can't get here soon enough. It is a blustery, cold day here today, albeit no snow.

Love your splashing birds pic, too cute for words. Although I know you wouldn't catch me splashing around in cold puddles! ;-)

SaraG said...

your pictures have been just great this week. Oreo is beautiful!!
I don't know how birds stay warm either, especially bathing in ice cold weather!!
Take care and keep up the awesome photography!!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it