29 comments on “Awakening

  1. aFrankAngle says:

    Burrrrrrrrr … much too soon for snow … how much did you receive?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hi Frank! This shot was actually taken while we were in Moab, Utah last month! The grass just looks white because of the early morning sunlight. We did get a few snow flurries last Friday, however, so I agree with you – much too soon. But today was beautiful, sunny and in the high 60s.

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  2. unfetteredbs says:

    You’re always an inspiration Cathy.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Audra. These sparrows were feasting on the grass seed outside the kitchen window of our condo in Moab. I had fun photographing them in the early morning sunlight.

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      • unfetteredbs says:

        It was a perfect capture. I love that translucent appearance of the grass seed when the sun shines through it.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Me too! The early morning light was perfect! And these big grass seed heads were gorgeous – also tall. The birds were about eight feet from the ground! So fun to watch the sparrows enjoy the bounty.

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  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    This one is brilliant, Cathy. I absolutely love it!

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  4. I loved it
    even before I noticed the second bird.

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  5. A precious moment. Beautiful, Cathy!

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  6. I don’t think I’ve quite awakened yet today, but your lovely photo helped. Thanks! 🙂

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  7. I agree with Audra–it is the perfect capture

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  8. So true, the quote. And I’ve begun to sound repetitive, but I’m too lazy too look up “beautiful, wonderful, or love this,” in the thesaurus. I just do… love this.

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  9. vastlycurious.com says:

    So true Cathy, so true!

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  10. Now I want a pair of pet sparrows … not really, but I so like these two cool customers, Cathy. Okay, so I took your advice and re-followed you again. It’s SO annoying that I’ve missed out on your last five or six posts. I might not always be the most reliable commenter, but this was getting ridiculous! Your posts are amongst the chosen few that are supposed to arrive in my email!

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  11. marydpierce says:

    This photo makes me think of the question, “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?”

    These are birds on grass, Cathy. How small are they?

    So sublime.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Mary! They’re about 4 inches long from beak to tail. But the grasses are really big – about 10 feet tall. It was quite the early morning show during the days we were in Moab! The birds moved so fast, it was a challenge capturing them in the available light, but I got a few that I liked.

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  12. Athena Brady says:

    Hi Cathy, what a great photo, I know how hard it is to catch a bird like that. I have tried and failed a few times.

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