Wednesday, August 12, 2009

"A ROUTE of evanescence"


A ROUTE of evanescence
With a revolving wheel;
A resonance of emerald,
A rush of cochineal;
And every blossom on the bush
Adjusts its tumbled head,—
The mail from Tunis, probably,
An easy morning's ride.

Emily Dickinson
from "The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson"







"Evanescence" is such a beautiful word and perfectly describes our little Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Emily Dickinson's sensitivity to nature forever gave us this connection--a perfect match in sound and mood. Fleeting, they do seem to appear out of nowhere and vanish as a vapor when they wish.

...continued from Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Lucifer Crocosmia

36 comments:

JKoenig said...

WOW! How pretty! They really stand out with red behind them.

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

"Evanescence" is indeed a wonderful word for describing this winged jewel. They are so tiny, so bright and shimmering and lovely…and so evanescence.

Great photos!

Shelley said...

The colors you captured here are so beautiful - better than a fireworks show!! :-)

Tutta la Storia said...

Are you K.I.D.D.I.N.G.??? You took those amazing shots? You are one talented photographer! Just look at the saturation in these photos. So glad I popped in!

dAwN said...

I am amazed each time I come to visit ...The colors are truly beautiful!

Kerri said...

Beautiful post....lovely images....it doesn't get any better than this!

Laure Ferlita said...

Stunning, Kelly! As well as a most appropriate poem.

Steve B said...

Wonderful hummer shots.

Heather said...

Kelly, I'm sorry I'm so behind on your blog. I've missed so much. Your little hummers are BEAUTIFUL! Those dramatic red flowers and the evening light made for some fantastic shots. Also loved your shots and commentary about the Henslow's Sparrow. You've been getting in some really great birding!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kel, Perfect word (evanescence) to describe those gorgeous Hummers. So many colors!!!!! Are they not just beautiful????? WOW.... Thanks for sharing.

We have very few hummers here this summer. I've seen a few--but not many.

Have a great Thursday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cindy said...

oh my, those are beautiful. Amazing colors. Fantastic shots Kelly.

NicoleB said...

That's one gorgeous little Beauty!
Lovely shots!
I love hummingbirds, but only know them from pictures, sigh :)

Nick S said...

Gorgeous Kelly !
Ours haven't arrived back yet..

ShySongbird said...

More stunning photos of this beautiful little bird and a lovely poem to accompany them.

Sue said...

Just wonderful, Kelly!

Susan Ellis said...

Stunning! An inspiration - as I am coming to appreciate every time you take a new photo! Thanks Kelly

Richard said...

"WOW" pictures...perfect.

Montanagirl said...

Terrific shots of the Hummers, Kelly. I have only seen one so far, and got one decent photo. Have seen no more come through as yet. It's nice to see your photos of them!

Connie said...

How do you get such wonderful shots? What a beautiful hummer! And what a fantastic shot!!

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful post Kelly, and stunning pictures too.

Ginnymo said...

What beautiful photos Kelly!!! Love the poem also.

Elaine said...

More stunning shots of the hummers, Kelly. The way the light reflects off them they remind me of the mercury glass Christmas ornaments. They are just beautiful!

Warren Baker said...

I just love that first pic. It looks like he's really determined!

Roy said...

Stunning images Kelly.

Cicero Sings said...

Lovely!!!

Vickie said...

These are gorgeous images, Kelly, and also the post that precedes. I know the hours of observation this takes. But oh, what a special double treat to both see and see again in the images. Enjoyed your verse, as well.

Chad said...

Very nice, I love the pictures!

flyingstars said...

WoW...simply beautifully captured shots....EXCELLENT WORK!

Kelly said...

I'm afraid you're going to be sick of hummingbirds by the time I finish, but I can't resist writing about them. I have been away from the computer so much....sooo busy, that I'm falling behind on blogs and answering comments. In about a week or so, things will lighten up. Thank you for all the kind comments. You are always so nice!!

Chris said...

Wow... Very cool post. I love the last shot!

E said...

Wonderful, maravilloso. Congrats and hugs, Kelita!

Midmarsh John said...

Really great 'in flight' shots there Kelly.

Caroline said...

I've recently found your blog and was delighted today to see again these evocative lines by Emily Dickinson - how wonderful coupled with your stunning photos! Thank you!

Hilke Breder said...

I can only echo what others are saying. What gorgeous picture. After your last posting I called our local greenhouse and was told crocosmia are not available in our region, althoug I would have been happy to have it as an annual only.

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Obviously under Library - Nature Blogs.

Wonderful.

AV

Argentum Vulgaris said...

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AV