Saturday, July 24, 2010

Listen To The Mockingbird (205/365)

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“No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?”

Bertrand Russell (English Logician and Philosopher 1872-1970)

TIME:  10:19 AM
PLACE:  Back yard
SUBJECT:  Mockingbird

I took Oreo out this morning and lordy, was it hot again.  I stood in the shade of the nut tree that my dad planted for me.  While I stood there, I heard a mockingbird and looked around to see if I could spot him.  There he was, at the tippy top of our pine tree.  The pine is taller than our 2-story house, so he was waaay up there.  He was singing beautifully and lucky for me, stayed there while I ran back inside and grabbed my little camera.  He even sang a bit while I took pictures.


Mari said...

Great picture! I don't think I've ever heard a mockingbird.

bentonflocke said...

great captured! I also never heard a and about mockingbird(s)

Michelle said...

I'd be a little worried this guy might poop on me while I was composing the shot. :)