Saturday, November 27, 2010

The miracle of flight

What is it about birds that makes them so captivating? I think it is flight...combined with their beauty and the contradiction of strength and fragility. Even birds which are ungainly on land, like Canada geese -- don't get me wrong, I like them, especially in the spring time when they have such cute little fuzzball goslings following them around -- but no one seeing their butt-waggling walk on land would gaze at them and think, "Ah, that's like poetry, isn't it?" But just wait till they take flight....

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! I especially enjoyed the photos of the geese just achieving flight, with a foot still (or almost) in the pond. Such big-bodied birds, but the sight and sound of a flock in flight can bring tears to the eyes! Great shots! Mom