Friday, April 18, 2008

The Bluebird

BEFORE you thought of spring,
Except as a surmise,
You see, God bless his suddenness,
A fellow in the skies
Of independent hues,
A little weather-worn,
Inspiriting habiliments
Of indigo and brown.

With specimens of song,
As if for you to choose,
Discretion in the interval,
With gay delays he goes
To some superior tree
Without a single leaf,
And shouts for joy to nobody
But his seraphic self!

Emily Dickinson

Eastern Blue Bird (Sialia sialis) first seen by Mr. T on 17 April 2008
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  1. What a wonderful shot.
    We have the Western Bluebird (sialia mexicana) and the Mountain Bluebird (sialia currucoides) but I have never seen either one. MB

  2. Bluebirds! I've never seen one and I SO want to. They are supposed to be in this area, but no such luck yet.
    I also like the Emily Dickinson poem.
    I always have to read her poems over several times to thoroughly digest them.

  3. I have tried, for most of my life, to get a photo here where I live of this Bluebird but no luck yet. They are scarce here but some are around.

    I really admire your shots of this bird. They are so nice to see.

  4. These are new to me... I always thought Bluebirds were Swallow for some reason.... these are however great.


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