Friday, February 10, 2012

Luckily for us

D.H. Lawrence wrote:
"I can imagine, in some otherworld...
...Humming-birds raced down the avenues."
"I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation."

"Probably he was big...
Probably he was a jabbing terrifying monster.
We look at him through the wrong end of the long telescope of Time, 
Luckily for us."

-from Humming-Bird by D.H. Lawrence
 

12 comments:

Sandra said...

that second photo made me smile really big.

Pat Tillett said...

I LOVE these birds. They are by far my favorite. You've caught some of their personality in these photos. The second photo is AWESOME.

Banjo52 said...

Great bird shots! And once again I notice how interesting I find the wood that's supposed to be only a backdrop . . .

Kathy said...

I think you scored a touchdown with these!

Thérèse said...

I dare repeating "luckily for us."

Elaine said...

Wonderful set of photos! The second photo is a fantastic capture. The photos and quote are great together.

Pia said...

A wonderful bird. And wonderful captured!

Rohrerbot said...

NICE closeups!!! I love them so much right now. They wait for me outside in the morning and they'll drink out of the feeder with me right there. Beautiful all of them....although the Costa's a little in my face at times. The Anna's is friendly:)

KB said...

Wow, those are gorgeous photos! I love hummingbirds but ours don't arrive until late April. I'm very jealous. That second photo is spectacular!

Thanks for your kind comment about my dog, K.

Sam said...

Great photos!

Sam

Saija said...

they sure are cute little critters, aren't they!

kulasa said...

oh, such gorgeous bird shots!