Song Sparrow

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Song Sparrow – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Singer – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” – Pablo Picasso

I found taking photos difficult in Tennessee – number one the birds were smaller and faster. Also, the mountains and trees seemed to block me in. I guess I just need the wide flatness of Florida.

Quote found at http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Bird_Song/

Monday is Bird Day!

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Dad – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Mom and the Kids – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

First of the Tennessee pictures. This park is in Sullivan County in Eastern Tennessee it is built along an ancient highway originally used by native Americans and later used by early settlers to open up the land west of the Appalachian mountains.

Quote found at http://dailyinspirationblog.com/inspirational-pablo-picasso-quotes/

Bird Day #4

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Mama Killdeer – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

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Pretty Bird – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

“Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?” – Pablo Picasso

This bird’s nest was right on the side of the berm. Killdeer make their nests in very precarious spots, I hope she made it through the day. I’m not sure how they survive because, unless the chicks are ready to go right from the egg, they will not make it. The nest is too open. I saw another nest fail that was farther down the berm. Nature will provide.

Quote found at http://www.searchquotes.com/quotation/Everyone_wants_to_understand_painting._Why_is_there_no_attempt_to_understand_the_song_of_the_birds%3F/12452/

Bird Day #5

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Purple Gallinule – Orlando Wetlands Park – March 2015

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Lunch – Orlando Wetlands Park – March 2015

“I am always doing what I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” – Pablo Picasso

A couple of purple gallinule among the spatterdock. The 2nd guy was munching away on the flower. This weekend I will try to get some good pictures of the flowers. They are interesting in that they never seem to fully open. Another pic I’m looking for is a full face of the gallinule, the beaks are yellow, then red, with a blue shield above it. Oh and the bright yellow legs are cool too.

Quote found in the book The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori.