Friday, April 12, 2013

Ice-Tipped Wings


The day is cold and grey.

In the sky,
Playing with the currents of air
Like an untethered kite,
This seagull soars above it all...


Until it spots something more attractive than flying:

Potential food!


It stands by this hole in the ice
ready to pounce should
something swim by
or jump out.

After five LONG minutes of waiting


It throws back its head
and lets loose a wailful cry,

Followed by a disgruntled stomp
to a new location.


With each step, its feet sink deeper into the icy slush.

It stares out morosely at the cold dark water.


"Oh, if only I wasn't trapped here
in this hellish land of ice and snow!" it complains.

And then it remembers its wings!


Lucky bird :)

All that to say: Fresh snow and ice pellets arrived in Montreal today.
Where are my wings!

26 comments:

  1. ja dat valt nu niet mee als er niet bij gevoerd wordt.

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  2. You have caught the gull beautifully - he tells the tale so well.

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  3. Yes!!! Ring-bill Gull magic!!! Love these shots Rosemary!!!

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  4. Rosemary, I love these captures! It isn't easy capturing birds, especially in flight! So beautiful!

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  5. Marvelous photos! Love the bird with his head thrust upwards.

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  6. Rosemarie,
    What a wonderful photos with one of my favorites SUPER birds,
    And the flying are excelent well done girl!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  7. Great image series showing the gulls. Wish you a good weekend :) Hanne Bente

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  8. Rosemary, great shots: very expressive! I love gulls, although they are noisy and sometimes cheeky.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  9. simply beautifully captured shots ...lovely!

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  10. Great photos of the gulls Rosemary.
    The fly pictures are really great.
    Still winter in your country.!!
    Have a great weekend,
    Greetings Irma

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  11. Beautiful series Rosemary, of the gulls!
    Warm greetings, Anna

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  12. Your beautiful photos are some of the most beautiful I've seen.

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  13. Dear Rosemary. Your photos are really amazing and wonderfully accompanied by your words...beautiful , beautiful ! xx

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  14. Dear Rosemary!!!
    Welcome to the Sunday morning!
    Lovely pictures, birds are very beautiful and photogenic ...
    It is a joy to watch them in the morning.
    I send greetings.
    Kisses!
    Lucia

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  15. I love gulls!! Beautiful photos Rosemary :)

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  16. Beautiful shots, very lovely gulls.

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  17. Hi !
    Beautiful gulls in the spring, Nice pics you've made ! Have a Nice week over there !

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  18. Don't we all wish for wings to . . . somewhere. You made wishes look incredibly beautiful, Rosemary.

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  19. superbe cette assortiment de couleurs

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  20. Simply magnificent shots! Well done.
    I wish I could grant you a pair of wings to fly over here and soak in the sun.
    Seems like the snow is not stopping at all :(
    Hang in there.

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  21. lovely seagull ...wondering if he is flying our way...do you think he's rather be in the tropics?
    Bec x

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    1. Registos maravilhosos como asas da Liberdade.

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  23. Beautiful pictures and especially Rosemary photo 3 I find very beautiful. Here comes the ice so nicely with the seagull on it. The flying I also worked very nicely. Wonderful series.

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  24. Such a lovely series here too!
    Gulls are such a symbol of life along the coast with there endless cries and so beautiful to watch all day long! I can never tire!
    Great images!

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Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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