Bearing the Cold...

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© Andrea Petersen
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He that goeth forth and weepeth , bearing precious seed, shall doubtless
come again with rejoicing bringing his sheaves with him...Psalms 126: 6

A courageous junco
Bowing her head low
Against the raging wind
Hopes the snow will end
Yet she must stay bold
To cope with the cold...

In the spring, birds rejoice
They don't bring sheaves
But they sing by choice
Amongst the olive leaves;
Whilst bearing precious seeds
For their families needs...

Poetry by me AJP

We had snow, and wind this morning but by afternoon the sun came out...I caught this little dark eyed junco on the the trellis around the feeder waiting its turn to get on the bird feeder and the poor little thing looked cold and miserable.... It was hard to keep the seeds from not blowing away with the wind..The ground is covered with snow now in time for Christmas.

17 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (23 Dec 2011):

    Poor little guy...but what a great shot of him! God takes care of his creatures!

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu gave props (23 Dec 2011):

    Wonderful work .. love the poetry too

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (23 Dec 2011):

    Another amazing capture, Andrea.

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (23 Dec 2011):

    Very nice capture. Merry Christmas Andrea!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (24 Dec 2011):

    Doesn't it make you want to open the window and let them in? What a great shot Andrea!! Merry Christmas!!

  • Carol Dandrade

    Carol Dandrade gave props (24 Dec 2011):

    great shot and dof

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (24 Dec 2011):

    Merry Christmas, Andrea! Many blessings!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon said (24 Dec 2011):

    He looks so brave, but chilly too. They are such sweet, demure little birds and I love this pose.. so beautifully captured!! Your images are always an inspiration to me, keep up the wonderful work, Andrea.. Merry Christmas!

  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (25 Dec 2011):


  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (25 Dec 2011):

    love, love, love this.

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie gave props (26 Dec 2011):

    Awww wonderful shot.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (26 Dec 2011):

    Lovely Junco portrait!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (27 Dec 2011):

    A beautiful image and poem, Andrea. Exceptionally well done...

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Dec 2011):

    What a fabulous shot, it looks like the little bird is looking at you while it waited for a turn on the trellis. It's such a sweet shot : )

  • Linda Benzon

    Linda Benzon (Deleted) said (31 Dec 2011):

    Great capture of the cold and the expression.

  • Carrie Kizuka

    Carrie Kizuka gave props (6 Mar 2012):

    I love the colors and lighting!

  • Patrick Westerfield

    Patrick Westerfield gave props (21 Mar 2016):

    Love the comp and DOF in this shot.

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