Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Birds of San Ramon

Warmth. Yes, spring is here!
You can fly with all your friends.
After a small snack.

Solitary bird
Standing alone. Watching.
Will the others play?

Morning dove, you coo.
The cat chases you away.
But you are too fast.

I turned and saw you
Through my camera’s zoom. Click!
Caught you, mid jump!

Little orange bird
You look at me, curious.
Nope, I’m not a worm.

On guard.
Not playful
like the little birds.
He senses the trouble above.

Hovering, they see
Every detail from above
Birds of prey sense all.


Ragged Around the Edges said...

Beautiful photographs. . . beautiful words.

(At my dentist office, the chairs face a window and outside each window is a bird feeder and small Finches (I think)flit and flutter about, it's so relaxing to watch them; and I so appreciated, for probably the first time, the joy of watching birds. I get it now.)

paris parfait said...

These are such beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Ha,ha, ha I luuuuv your words along with the pictures. Especially the cute, "im not a worm" does look as if he is curious as to what you are, lol. The mid jump bird was amazing.

I love seeing birds out in nature.

phinner said...

So tweet!!! : .)

Jodi said...

Great photos and haiku! The one of the bird mid-jump is FANTASTIC!!!

Ginnie said...

OMG, Mad! You have got to put these on SC, especially the one of the bird landing/jumping. That is so phenomenal. You are soooo good!