Sunday, December 5, 2021

Persistence

Today, as the temperatures are dropping outside and the wind is blowing the snow all around, I choose to look back at some warmer days.

Getting a decent picture of a Crow or Raven has been a problem to me. An all black bird is not easy to get right, in my opinion. Well on this day last summer, everything was in my favour. The blue sky and the right light allowed me to get some decent shots of this Raven.



Of course, one picture will never do, so I had to take several.


I like how the plumage glistens in this light.
Yes, even though I was hoping for Bald Eagles, these photos made my day.


The power of nature amazes me. These mushrooms are fairly soft, but they had no problem pushing through the hard dirt at the edge of the road.


This one even had all the grass roots to contend with, still it stands tall and unharmed from that upward push.


Something to think about:

Life may sometimes be hard, but with gentle persistence we can push through and show the world around us the inner strength we have.

 

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

Crows and ravens are beautiful birds.

Karin said...

Clever birds they are!! You got some great photos! And with the mushrooms, persistence pays off - here's the evidence!

Anni said...

...and I think the all white bird is difficult to get a decent photo. The white rarely shows texture, no depth, no nuttin'

Yes, push upward and we can conquer.

happyone said...

I agree, it's hard to get a good picture of a Raven but wow you sure did here. What a great shot!!

E.lizabeth said...

i agree. i just wish that when times were tough or a bit stressful ... u could have something that would say Beth only 3 more days and all will be fine. u know? that would just great. lol. ( ;

Ginny Hartzler said...

The bird is literally shining! And backed by the intense blue sky, your shots are fabulous!

Marie Smith said...

Love these photos with the background of this post.

R's Rue said...

Stunning shots.

MadSnapper said...

if its black I call it crow or black bird, no idea how to tell raven from crow or black birds, but think they are 3 differrnt birds. you did great with the details.. black cats, birds and dogs and horses are hard to take photos of. i read somewhere that crows are the birds who tell the vultures where to come to clean up the world. we saw an amazing sight last week. sitting by the pool at a little after noon, we heard millions of caws, the shifilear tree 2 houses over was cawing. suddently the sky turned black with black birds thousands of them, and more came and more, a sight we have never seen

photowannabe said...

Ruth, I agree with this so much.
Persistence and inner strength..the necessary combination.
Fantastic photos of the raven in flight. You captured its powerful wing action.
Sue

George said...

Your photos of the raven are amazing. I also enjoyed the 'parable' of the mushroom.

Rose L said...

Looks like you got a few good shots. You can trim them for closer look.

Debbie said...

wow!! your flight images are always amazing!! and those mushrooms, i have never seen that shape!!

Susan Zarzycki said...

Great shots! I like your analogy and it certainly is something to think about.❤️

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

This is a wonderful thought for the day.

Hope you'll have a very Merry Christmas!

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