Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Simpler State of Being

"Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain."

~ Doug Coupland

I have really turned into a bird nerd over the past few years.

They are such beautiful creatures with fascinating lifestyles, the  more I learn,
the more impressed I become.

We love to go check out all the birds we can find at aviaries and wildlife reserves.

But one of my favorite places to find them, is in my backyard.

And this little guy just posed it up for me and let me get pretty close before calling it quits.

He's quite a looker, wouldn't you say?

Well ... not so much from his backside.

Fresh Mommy has more ... much, much more!


JDaniel4's Mom said...

I would say the curl in the front would make the girl birds heads turn.

Our Journey to Forever said...

So, you found this unique bird in your backyard?

Beautiful pictures Jenny!

kisatrtle said...

great quote!

Lara said...

Gorgeous! Love that first one!

Fresh Mommy said...

Oh wow, absolutely beautiful bird! So great that it let you get so close and have so much fun. They are truly beautiful captures :)

Amber said...

I love your posts! Was he watching over his babies??