Poetry:~Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows~

Dark-eyed Junco, Pink-sided
Dark-eyed Juncos need shelter

In the distance, to the West, 

Blue skies highlight icy crystals, 

Glistening on mountain peaks;

Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows.

 

Outside my window, not quite winter,

Dramatic changes revealed,

Pleasing aspects of autumn gone;

Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows.

 

From the mountain, Sparrows seek food,

Dark-eyed Juncos, need shelter,

Western Scrub Jay, caches peanuts;

Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows.

 

In the distance, to the West,

Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows.

Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay

 

Dark-eyed Junco, Pink-sided
Dark-eyed Junco, Pink-sided
Blue Jay
Blue Jay (young one)
Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay caches peanuts
Dark-eyed Junco, Pink-sided
Dark-eyed Junco, glad to be out of the snow
Blue Jay
Blue Jay ~What do you hear?~
Western Scrub Jay
Western Scrub Jay
“I’am going to miss you, my Scrub!”
Blue Jay
Blue Jay ~What do you see?~

White-crowned Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos showed up, at my house, a couple of days ago – winter is on its way! 

Photos taken today, in my backyard!

10 thoughts on “Poetry:~Leaves fall, life surrenders, motion slows~”

    1. Hi Barb. They are beautiful, all of them! The Scrubs are pretty easy to photograph; they are not afraid or shy and they don’t mind getting close. Perhaps too trusting. The Juncos and most others are a little more skittish. It was not easy getting a clear shot of the Juncos!

    1. Hi Cubby! I enjoyed reading your poetry tonight! Beautiful as always!

      Thanks for commenting on my poem! I woke up to cold temperatures, snow capped mountain peaks and migrating birds stopping in my yard to refuel. So thought, give it a try with something I see, experience, feel. I was sitting in a chair at the hairdresser and when she asked me if I needed anything, I told her I needed a piece of paper! HaHa I will keep trying!

      I appreciate your kind words.

    1. Hi Ingrid. you are missing the cooler temperatures and the snow covered mountains – or maybe not ;-). Tomorrow we are suppose to have rain mixed with snow! Hope things in AZ are going well!

      Yes, it is amazing to look through the lens of the camera and see the beautiful blue color on the Scrubs; especially when the sunlight is hitting them just right. I so enjoy these birds!

    1. H! Thanks for the visit and your kind words! Yes, I am a birder with a Life List of 359. Do you keep a Life List and where are you?
      I will visit your blog! Come back anytime!

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