Rain, rain go away....
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Thomas Merton
It's one of those Colorado days that lives up to the saying "...if you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes." The sun comes out; the sun disappears. Cloudless blue skies turn gray and thunderstorms roll in and then it all clears up. It's been crazy!
Soooo... since it's raining at the moment and I can't get out with my camera to go birding or cut wood just yet, I decided to browse through some photos from my travels through Asia and came acrosss this picture of a pair of ducks from the 17th C. I was antique shopping in Bangkok looking for chess pieces to assemble for an artistic chess set. I couldn't afford these ($300 or so), but I took a picture of them. If memory serves, they were children's toys...
While I wait for the weather to clear, I just stoked up the wood stove and read one of my favorite quotes that hangs on my log wall:
"The profoundest of all sensualities is the sense of truth and the next deepest sensual experience is the sense of justice."
Between the rain .. Another female Pine Grosbeak ( I think ).
Hmm... haven't figured out what this little one is...
What I love about the camera is that it captures what my own eyes can fail to see when I'm taking the picture. Birds in particular move so fast, sometimes it's hard to see the details. Look at these little orange feet!
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