Thursday, March 25, 2010

Morning has Broken

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Morning has broken

Like the first morning

Blackbird is singing2

Blackbird has spoken

Like the first bird

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Words from poem By Eleanor Farjeon.   When I took this photo at sunrise one day, all I could think of was the hymn in my UU hymnal.  I’ve been trying to get the blackbirds to cooperate ever since.

See more skies at Skywatch Friday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

39 comments:

fredamans said...

What a glorious morning indeed!!! Great shot!

Paulie said...

What a great catch to get both of them finally! Fantastic!

Diane AZ said...

Awesome sunrise and blackbird captures. Praise for the morning!

Johnny Nutcase said...

great sky, not a bad way to wake up! Great shot of the Red-winged display too, they're pretty neat birds :)

Spiderdama said...

Both are beautiful shots!
Wish you a great weekend:-)

Linda Reeder said...

I'm singing that song!
A line from the second stanza fits us this morning:
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden.

Regina said...

Such a beautiful morning!
Amazing skies.
Happy weekend Martha.

Gry said...

Amazing colours! Great picture of the bird!

Laura Hegfield said...

That top photo really sings all on it's own!

Tara R. said...

The sunrise is gorgeous! I like the ripple effect from the clouds.

James said...

That's a really cool looking bird and the top photo is a masterpiece. Wow!

Ebie said...

Oh, what a beautiful morning to greet this glorious colors! Gorgeous! Love the ripples of the clouds.

Riet said...

Two beautiful pictures , The sky is stunning. Great shots

ewok1993 said...

That daybreak shot is so wonderful.

JOE TODD said...

Great photos and love your header to

Gaelyn said...

Perfect! Looks like the stripes on a tiger.

whatandysees said...

Wow, that sunrise is something else!... like a piece of silk art! thanks for sharing...:)

Eaglesbrother said...

Awesome Sunrise..what a way to start the day.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

2 great shots. I love the golden glow of the sky.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Lovely post Martha and piccies.

Wren said...

This may be the first time in the history of birding that any bird has ever cooperated. With anything.

Love that poem, too, though I know it more as the Cat Stevens song. It's wonderful how well it fits your photos.

eden said...

Wow, what a beautiful sunrise photo. Love it so much

Bill S. said...

I love both pictures. What a beautiful sky and then to have the r-w blackbird sing his praises to the world. Thanks.

Barb said...

It looks as though the bird is singing praise to that glorious sky!

LV said...

A very pretty sky and bird showing for today.

ρομπερτ said...

With your morning being probably midday over here, one would love to understand the relativity of time and turn it back to feel those amazing pictures self.

Please have you all a wonderful Friday.

Lina Gustina said...

Very lovely sunrise moments...

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Debra said...

What a magnificent morning sky! The colors are amazing and I love the pattern of the clouds....they almost look like ripples! Great capture of the blackbird too!

Noelle said...

What a beautiful bird...I love the flash of red :-)

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely sun rise!

mountain.mama said...

And all along I thought that was a Cat Stevens song! Love the sky shot!

Ann said...

I love that song. First heard Cat Stevens sing it in 1976 in Canada. So Stevens just sang some one's poem.

syel said...

what a stunning sunrise shot! seems like the blackbird was eyeing you :)

Tarun Mitra said...

refreshing pictures :)

clairz said...

Perfect shots, perfect words (except now I've got that song stuck in my head).

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful sky!

siromade08 said...

You have a lovely morning sky watching, a perfect photo. I like that song morning has broken.

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happilyretired said...

Beautiful views paired with lovely words ... methinks I'll be humming the melody of this well-known song for a while ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Linnea W said...

Awesome sky in the morning. Lucky you! Those orange patches really stand out on the bird. Thanks for visiting mine. Enjoy the weekend.