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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Partridge at Sunrise

Mornin' All...My intent this morning was to drive to the top of the cabin hill to capture the days beautiful sunrise. I drove the mile and a half in and out and spotted motion fly into the saplings. What was up so early besides me?
Upon closer inspection and slowly approaching down hill, opening the window, still inching my way downward, I finally could make it out that there was a partridge
s t r e t c h i n g for his breakfast. He was eating the buds off the maple twigs he was perched on. I watched and snapped away, while he ate, not seeming to be bothered by my presence. By this time I have my arms out the window, Toby Keith is singing away, and Mr. P. carries on with his morning ritual.
By now 8 minutes have gone by, the sunrise has been put on the back burner, all for the honor of this close encounter with what is normally, a very skittish bird. Rarely do you get the opportunity for such close viewing... the truck and I just 10 ft. from his tree and maybe 30 ft. from his breakfast. Another less seen feature is his auburn tail. Most are more grey than red. We have quite the reddish line in our property. This fella is such a beauty. I only wish I had my daughters or Betsy and Georges long lenses....
Before I got distracted by Mr. Partridge, as I'm driving out and up the hill, the woods looked like it was on fire. Beautiful!
This is the sunrise I caught just before the partridge flew into the sapling for breakfast. I'm grateful to have witnessed both. What a breath-taking distraction.

May God Distract Your Day

11 comments:

Bloodhound said...

Wow! ....That was the word that sprang from my mouth as I dropped by.
Early mornings have always been special to me. The wild life are more relaxed before we humans go spoil it with our noisy motors etc. Thankyou for sharing your morning with us. Beautiful colours - lost to all but the 'early birds'
Take Care.

Dianna said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS, Dar! What two spectacular specialties the Lord had waiting for you this morning! I can hardly wait to show DH the post!

Funny how much we think alike...as you said...scary. My post this morning wasn't about an early morning view like yours...but it was how God continually calmed my heart by placing birds in the trees and bushes outside my window collecting their food...His manna He'd left for them...when I would begin to worry about my husband's safety for the morning commute.

Truly He has distracted my day! I'm so glad we met!

Cher' Shots said...

Beautiful sunrise! Love the partridge.

Sayit-baldys said...

DAR, I LIKE THE PHOTOS. SUNRISE AND SUNSETS SHOW GOD'S ARTISTRY. BIRDS ALSO.

ONCE IN A WHILE THERE ARE SUNSETS IN MY BLOG. NOT GETTING OUT MUCH SINCE THE 'STROKE', AND HAVE A NICE VIEW FROM THE TENTH FLOOR WINDOW FOR GETTING PHOTOS.

THESE DIGITAL CAMERAS REALLY ARE WONDERFUL MY 'CANON', NOT THE MOST EXPENSIVE, WILL MAKE MOVIES AND SINGLE PHOTOS AND HAS GREAT MAGNIFYING POWER AND OF COURSE NICE COLORS. SO MUCH MORE ECONOMICAL THAN THE 35MM FILM CAMERA. I AM STILL TRYING TO LEARN.

DAR, PLEASE CONTINUE TO ARISE EARLY AND PROVIDE US WITH THOSE GOOD PHOTOS. sam

Stine in Ontario said...

How rare! I only HEAR partridges in the forest and barely catch glimpses pf them. Lucky you!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Wow Dar... Life can't get any better than that... Seeing a partridge and a sunrise almost at the same time had to be terrific. Bet you had a wonderful entire day after that!!!!!

Your camera did well.. I think you got some great pictures of the bird... Wow!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

janet said...

You know I love a good sunrise and to have that paired with a Partridge...wow! Great photos..thanks for sharing with us ;-)

GardenofDaisies said...

How beautiful that you had an opportunity to share the morning sunrise with the Partridge. What a wonderful world we live in.

Dar said...

Thank you all for visiting...life is grand.
God Bless Your Weekend One and All

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sunrise, the colors are amazing! And what a cool sighting of the partridge. Great photos. I read your post above happy to hear you have water now.

Jamey said...

Wonderful photos Dar. I love to see the sunrise every morning. Have a great week!