Pond's Edge



They turned on their hooves with white tails flagged and darted into the woods.  We'd entered their nature preserve, uninvited. Their warnings went unheeded as we continued past a frozen pond with a protruding log. Our eyes wandered along blue sky as we watched a crow swoop down and peck a red tailed hawk circling a tree. Upon turning our heads we watched twenty robins gather in a tree beside a semi frozen pond. They flew from their perches to drink along the pond's edge.  

18 comments:

Kat Mortensen said...

Nice picture. You have robins already! Oh, I can't wait to see my first one of the year!

Caroline Gill said...

Wonderful photos, Naquillity! I have never seen so many Robins together. Our Robins are quite different and very territorial. They can become quite aggressive to each other if the wrong one turns up on a 'taken' patch ... and yet they are the gardener's friend (a case of cupboard-love, I suspect, on account of the worms that are turned over in the soil!).

sandy said...

Wow, they look really good. The only ones I have seen this winter were faded and shabby.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot and great words too. I hope everything is going well with you. Take care, Carver

Rose said...

I thought I caught a glimpse of a robin last night, but never got a better look. However, we have had close to 70º weather today so I won't complain.

Ryan said...

What a lovely wee Robin, I can't wait for spring to arrive.

Al said...

Beautiful shot. I always love your way with words, you add so much to your photos with your prose.

Bill said...

Despite the formidable winter we had robins through the entire season. Lately they have been returning in droves, far too early even though recently it has been warm.

The patterns we are used to, the one's that have been around for our entire lives, are changing. O think we'd better get used to it.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely looking robin! As Caroline says, ours would never flock together!

Julia Smith said...

We saw robins in our snowy backyard last weekend - we thought we were imagining things. Apparently not!

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of you earlier today and wondering how you were doing...

Just now I saw your comment!:)

Things are going on... life is hard isn't it? And medical issues are always stressful and so it goes ...

Hope you are doing well! Hv a nice day... Everyday!!

Spring is here ... Isn't it?

Just Someone!!!

Tammie said...

your words made me I feel like I was there~

Geraldine said...

This is a wonderful, descriptive post. I agree with Tammie, I felt like I was there too. I love the look of your blog!

Hugs, G

Caron said...

You've written that so beautifully! I always wonder why they peck at each other.

Kay said...

Beautiful photo and description. You've changed the format of your blog. This is very interesting. I just need to get used to it.

Kateri said...

Lucky you! It is a bit early for Robins here. Lovely word picture.

lisaschaos said...

How nice that you've been getting out in nature. I feel really dumb, I addressed a box for you before I left for vacation, like a week or two before, lol. And it's still sitting there, I guess I thought it would make it via osmosis, lol.

Travis Cody said...

I love the photo, and the prose poem is outstanding.