Thursday, August 1, 2013

Photo Heart Connection: July

We have a Carolina Wren who has made a nest in the folds of a broken patio umbrella we have propped up against the wall.  I just had to chose this image for my Photo Heart Connection this month because she brings me so much joy.
 
 
Each and every day her song is loud and strong.
 
 
She works tirelessly retrieving spiders and insects for her babies.

 
I haven't dared look to see how many little ones she has for fear of disturbing the nest.
 
 
To the untrained eye it looks a little precarious tucked into the folds of the umbrella material but I'm sure she knows best as mothers often do.
 

As she goes about her day I am reminded of the cycle of life.

 
Life and death . . .
 

. . . life sustaining life.

 
Nature is my constant teacher, my mentor, my friend.
 
 
To witness just a small part of these everyday miracles makes me feel that magic truly does exist.
 
What photo did you feel a connection to this past month?
 


31 comments:

  1. OH my these are fabulous shots. Perfect in every way.

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  2. Oh these are just such detailed shots...brings it right to life!

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  3. These are amazing captures!i love the first one with her windswept breast feather! :)

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  4. Wrens are so wonderful! We have a pair that raises at least 2 broods up in our light pole cover. :)

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  5. How wonderful. I love the shots of her with the food in her beak.

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    1. Thanks Brenda, they've been fun to watch.

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  7. Gorgeous Photos K. :)

    We are dominated by Robins and Crows in our garden and I do not think the Robins are the smartest of birds, one nested on the bend of a downspout last year and once the eggs were close to hatching they were easy prey, sad but like you said "Life and Death"

    Hope you are having a great start to the month :)

    Cheers, T. :)

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  8. These are great photos, love the ones where she has food in her beak, beautiful shots!

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  9. Fabulous photos!

    I believe in God but I spell it NATURE

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  10. This made me smile because they ARE such funny little birds, they sing their heart out like no other. You got so many great shots here!

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  11. What a beautiful bird and a beautiful series of images. Lovely photo-heart connection.

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  12. Beautiful images.....great find...visiting from Friday Finds.

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  13. I can see how watching this little mother has brought you much joy this month! Wonderful Photo-Heart Connection.

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  14. Such a perfect and beautiful little gal and how perfect and beautiful your photos are!

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  15. This little lady is stunning. I marvel at all the different ways you've captured her. You know me and birds-but I enjoyed looking at this series. I especially like the one with the feather poking out.

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  16. Amazing photographs of such a beautiful little bird. the third and forth set of four are simply wonderful. Oh but they all are. Any one of these could be my Photo Heart Connection for the same reasons as you, I see the circle of life when I watch the birds.

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  17. What a great bird series, Kathryn! You've really been studying her--I can tell. Also--I love your new blog header! -- Michele at Sweet Leaf, visiting from PHC.

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  18. This is an amazing photo-heart connection. Photos are wonderful, such a lovely bird and a beautiful text too

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  19. never seen a wren up close, thank you so much for this series! it is an amazing collection of shots, absolutely wonderful!

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  20. A stunning collection of photos. I love it when birds find an interesting spot for their nest.

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  21. Kathryn, these are wonderful! What a busy little mama she is, and what a varied diet she provides for her babies! I love birds, too, as you've probably noticed. I'd have found her irresistible. This is an amazing series you've captured.

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  22. Kathryn ~ Not only are your photos fantastic, but I loved the way you choose your words to go along with them. This is a lovely post!

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    1. Thanks Deb, it felt like such a privilege to witness this.

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  23. these are awesome and I have to admit I would cherish the time to be able to spend taking such detailed pictures.. you did an amazing job... my shutter is off to you!!!. :)

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    1. Thank you, I could watch them for hours . . . sometimes I do.

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  24. Wonderful series of photos of this sweet little wren. It will be exciting to see the babies as they fledge.

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  25. Truly, your photographs of birds always bring me such joy and peace.

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    1. The Carolina Wrens have really made me smile this year. Having a nest so close to the house and watching them come and go has been such a beautiful thing to witness. Just wish I could see the babies.

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