Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Nature Notes

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment,


while I was hoeing in a village garden,


and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance


that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.


Henry David Thoreau
1817 - 1862

Michelle is the host of Nature Notes. Thank you Michelle for this great meme.

17 comments:

  1. That's an inspiring piece of prose to accompany your lovely photo sequence.

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  2. Thoreau was an amazing person and I bet the sparrow knew it! I wonder what I would feel like if a sparrow landed on MY shoulder.

    Lovely posy, Denise.

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  3. What wonderful photographs you have of the sparrow!

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  4. Stunning pictures.This little friend is very special!
    purrs
    Luna

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  5. you are so adept at picture taking

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  6. Wonderful words by Thoreau set with these fabulous shots of the sparrow.

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  7. Thank you for adding Bobbie's Memory badge to your sidebar... Is that a little song sparrow..a youngster maybe? Great detail and how sweet he is....Michelle

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  8. Precious! Young birds are just TOO cute!

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  9. Denise those shots were beautiful

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  10. Wondeful captures of the sparrow. Love the one where it is digging its feathers.

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  11. I love the poem and your photos go with it so perfectly. I can't get over those amazing photos! Wow!

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  12. Wonderful. Those words go perfectly with the little sparrow.

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  13. Hello from Finland! You have nice pictures. :)

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  14. Hi Everyone, thanks so much for visiting and leaving me your lovely comments.

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  15. I liked the photos they are very nice. I like to watch birds any way. One winter, years ago, I held up some sunflower seed in my hand and a Chickadee landed on my hand and took a seed, he was so light, hardly felt him at all.

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