Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Monday - Outside


I am joining Sally today at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/ for Blue Monday. Please go over and visit her to see all the other wonderful Blue Monday posts.

Driving to and fro here recently there have been enormous amounts of birds in migration.  At times the flocks nearly fill the visible sky.

This weekend we saw some resting in the Blue water along the way.

And when I say some, I mean a lot!


When they are in flight and the sky is lined as far as the eye can see
you feel as if there is something ominous just over the horizon 
and you are the only thing that does not know the danger ahead. 

You are pushing forward as they are escaping in the other direction, flapping their wings with determination and desperation as if to say...


flee now, flee now! 



Ha! Of course it is winter just over the horizon and no matter how brutal it may be I have to thank my lucky stars...
I am not a bird!

11 comments:

SmilingSally said...

They're all coming to my backyard--in Florida!

Happy Blue Monday!

Auntie E said...

I know this is the time of year for the mass flights.
Great capture. Happy Blue Monday.

Mildred said...

Beautiful photos. I can remember as a kid, hundreds of birds would land in our trees in the backyard and it was eerie!

Lesley said...

it is a wondrous sight, to see so many of them together

Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
You took some wonderful pictures of your countryside there. Amazing how many birds are resting there on the water. I love to see birds as they are migrating south. We don't seem to see that as much here in Texas, but I saw quite a few flocks when I recently visited my son and his family in NM. Have the best of weeks, dear friend~ love always~ Vicki

Kim, USA said...

Oh wow that's a lot! Love it!
Blue Monday

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful shots of the huge flock of migrating birds. It must have been exciting to see.

Donnie said...

Love all your blue bird photos. Happy Blue Monday.

MyJourneyBack said...

Great photo's thanks for sharng. I always enjoy watching the birds head further south. Because it lets me kno thoughs hot summer days are drawing to an end!
Thanks for sharing and coming to visit me too.
Have a great week,
Sherry

Charli and me said...

Yes, I would not want to be a bird :>) The lake, the birds are beautiful to see. Nice photo's. Thank you for sharing.

heidikay_2002 said...

That lake is all frozen over now.