caught turning to gold

Up too late to catch the first pink of dawn over the way, I went into garden barefoot,with the camera- what a mistake – the grass was so cold, so wet, I nearly flew back to the kitchen. But the pigeon pair, sitting on one of the lines above under the blue were in the middle of a conversation clearly excited about the hazy golden sun getting ever brighter and still rising in the middle of the gap over the way.

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There was a sudden flurry and the gent pigeon took off while the lady remained innocent, still seated, cooing gently – on the line. He landed on another wire nearer the sun and seemed to crawl dejected along it towards the pole looking for his best seat to watch it all.

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A few others tried to join him but were quickly seen off!

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The sun ever brighter continued to set everything aglow – and then the birds flew away – to chase other things!

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…… But look at her back on the line – still there – She has turned to gold –
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And he has come back to her – having caught the gold – although I think he got a bit too close! – He obviously lost his head – and is quietly waiting to recover!

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With any light mist burned away now gone – the fields to the side beyond the old Cherry tree – are suddenly quite yellow

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Gill McGrath© April 21. beautiful day Early Bird

catching the moment……

at seven the sun a peach caught in a  pretty haze
dancing  in and out the wires!
vanilla mists on the field in full cling caught casting dew
on every blade of grass making violets drip
with diamonds on the scented path
then blue skies and magnolia …at last
(and Jack in ermine strutting his stuff close by) – Gill McGrath©

2015 04 09 0711 caught in the wires jpg sig 7.11am~~~

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2015 04 09 0724 dew wetting feet DSCN9335 jpg sig7.24am [press picture for the dew]

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2015 04 09 1033 1 Jack jpg sig 10.30am~~

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2015 04 09 1025 magnolia jpg sig Gill McGrath© April 9 a very beautiful day. found blackbird nest

the gentle lady drops

2014 05 21 She drops. Ever more lovely, with blue jpg.sig with poem
Although you still look lovely in your glass of blue
It’s too late now!
I wish I’d never picked on you.
You lasted just a day without your morning dew!

While your sisters left in the flower beds
Still wet with mist…. or is it tears?
Try to tell me why, they bend their heads
Gill McGrath