Wednesday

Dark-eyed Junco In the Berries


Dark-eyed Junco surrounded by berries


Zoomed in a bit closer


Isn't that a Sweet Face?

I found this verse from Thoreau this morning - and I believe - oh how I believe - that each day I live
I have truly caught a little stardust, and have held in my hands a small part of the rainbow.


If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, 
and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs,
that is your success. 
All nature is your congratulation, 
and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself. 
It is a little star-dust caught, 
a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday

23 comments:

Anni said...

Oh my gosh....these are super images!! I love the last one that is cropped to show more detail.

Hope you can find a bit of time today to stop by and visit to view my collection of feathered friends this week!!

Dina said...

Beautiful! Love all of the berries around him. How did you ever spot him?

Muffy's Marks said...

Wonderful photos. We don't see them until the snow stays on the ground.

Kat said...

I think juncos are so beautiful. That blueish grey is just so solid, and among the berries he is just gorgeous! Great shots!
It looks like we are posting the same varieties of birds! :)

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful shot with a glint in his eye.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful captures, looks like one happy bird with all those tasty berries.

i stora drag said...

Very nice photos!
It must be like in heaven for this bird with all that berries! I've never heard of this bird before.
Thanks a lot for your nice comment! :)
Greetings Pia

barbara l. hale said...

That is, indeed, a sweet face!

Mr. Black said...

Wonderful. The last one is my favorite.

Happyone said...

He hides so well in the berries and he can eat till he's full.
Beautiful pictures!!

Wally Jones said...

Very nice images of the Junco!

Carletta said...

Oh Kerri! What a wonderful quote!
I've never heard it before but it speaks volumes to me. I'm going to put that one in my art journal. :)
The juncos are back here too. Sweet little snow birds even if there is no snow.
So cute in those berries!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are splendid captures, beautiful!

Country Girl said...

My dear Kerri: I absolutely love your dark-eyed junco photo - it's beautiful with the berries. But even more, I am loving that Thoreau quote. I've never heard it before, and it's so beautiful and so true.

Brian King said...

Great shot! You got him in just the right place!

bailey-road.com said...

What great captures of this little beauty! Still waiting to see the first one of the season here.

eileeninmd said...

Kerri, beautiful shots of the Junco!

Hilary said...

I love when the juncos return. Such beautiful captures, Kerri. And I love that quote.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect spot to photograph the Junco.

Stewart M said...

What a wonderfully simple looking bird - its not as flamboyant as mine - but its still really nice!

Cheers and thanks for taking part in WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

I am so jealous that you have berries. A hard frost hit here at just the WRONG time for most fruit to set in our yard. Not a good year, I'm afraid.

SandyCarlson said...

Very come-hitherish!

S. Etole said...

Love these little juncos and their gentle ways.

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