Spring, in all its simple joys, arrived early in the Eastern Townships. My heart sings as I listen to the gentle breeze whispering among the trees, watch the unfolding beauty of buds springing to life, thrill at the sight of birds darting about, and relish the new life manifesting itself all around me.  Words are insufficient to describe the wonder of this joy-filled season.  Pictures do not do it justice either, however, they do capture a glimpse of it.

flower flower flower

crocuses daffodil

   This year the birds especially have come under the scrutiny of the camera lens…

song sparrow purple finch

pine siskin mourning dove

molting goldfinch many goldfinches another goldfinch yet another goldfinch

chickadee downy woodpecker chipping sparrow

Some birds do not like sharing the feeder very much…

Get out of here! knocked off Mine!

   Some of the birds we have seen have so far eluded the camera. The dark-eyed juncos, white-throated sparrows, and several others have yet to be photographed.  Perhaps I can improve my photography skills (or lack of them).

   “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

5 thoughts on “Spring

  1. Erica

    Lack of photography skills?!!! Those pictures of the birds look pretty good to me, considering you took them through the window…then again, who am I to say, since I am no professional!

  2. Samantha

    Great photography, Elizabeth! Keep it up!!! Were they taken on your camera or on the Sigma? Just curious. Spring sure is a beautiful season, with all its newness and life – I love it! God certainly made everything beautiful in His time!

  3. Elizabeth

    I think I’ll try to respond to all these comments at once. First, I have to state that I can’t take credit for all the above pictures. David took the beautiful flower ones as well as "another goldfinch" and "yet another goldfinch." All of the pictures were taken on the Sigma. The bird pictures were indeed taken through the window, and in the case of all the ones I took, on a rainy day. The Sigma performs a lot better on sunny days (as you can see in the previous blog entry), but even so, I think I could easily have done better if I understood the camera better!


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