Thursday, January 20, 2011

The infinite highway of the air

The photo above was taken a week or so ago as we passed a local orchard.
This is a little collage of close-ups.
Every black "brushstroke" is a bird!
We could see this flock up ahead and knew that when we drove past, there would be a big lift-off!
It was incredible to be driving past this and have my little cybershot in my purse!
I love how they alighted on the roof.
It was quiet a crowd!
~ This quote by Wilbur Wright is perfect for the occasion ~

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who...
looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space...
on the infinite highway of the air.

Wilbur Wright
~  ~  ~
Dear Family and Friends,
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains {or snow} fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand

Have a sweet and wonderful weekend!


It's me said...

Beautiful..............happy day

Wanda..... said...

A Wonderful Capture, Maria!

koralee said...

How specatular to see this...what kind of birds might those be? God's glory continues to amaze me in everyway.

Hugs for a great Thursday...fill it with JOY!


Diana said...

My DIL caught one of those huge flocks on video! It was awesome to see so many birds at one time! Lucky you to have your camera handy Maria! That is something I'm not very good at! Love Di ♥

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my be lucky enough to capture this on your camera! What a fabulous shot. I also love the words!

Cathy said...

I love that quote Maria. Awesome pictures too.

Enjoy your weekend.

myletterstoemily said...

what amazing shots! it reminded me of the
movie, "the birds", my first scary movie.

i love the wright quote and frequently dream
that i can fly. :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Just put my caramel cake aside to take a closer look at your amazing pictures. The first one is taken from the perfect angle, Maria! I believe the black bow is your car window? It completes the lovely setting. Did you count the birds, tee hee, there are so much up in the air. Right place, right time!
Happy hugs for a lovely evening (later on), dearest Maria xxxx Leading up to the weekend woo hoo xx

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

What a capture! How many can it be?

EG Wow said...

I'll say that was quite a crowd!

Jan n Jer said...

Awesome many birds at one time!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Great actions shots and a little scary!

Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

Karen said...

WOnder where they are all going? Great shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot, great quote. Actually the shot is wonderful.

Bellybytes said...

What a sight. A bit scary though especially since I watched a re-run "Independence Day" last night!

Barb said...

Awesome photos of flight, Maria. I love the first framed by the car's window - its curve encompasses sky's infinity. Don't you just love these words: "the infinite highway of the air"...

Gale said...

What amazing shots! Love how the birds wings look almost semi-transparant.

Miss Becky said...

oh I love these photos. And you took those with a Cybershot? That's what I'm using too, but I don't think I could have captured like you. nicely done.

Julie Harward said...

How exciting to see birds like that, great shots! I loved both quotes too. This is an amazing world for sure and everyday is full of delights if we will but look! :D

Anonymous said...

That quotation is perfect... and what stunning shots to go with it!

syel said...

oh wow! perfect captures! i'm so envious of these birds! :)

Lori's page said...

Wow, what an amazing sight, you must have been extremely pleased to have captured these wonderful moments. How lovely, the Lord has blessed you greatly! Love, Lori xxx

Bela said...

Maria, your messages are always gifts! May I take mine and thank you, sweet soul!
May your hands always write peaceful words, words of love!
Love! Bela

Gloria said...

Dear Maria,

OH MY! :) I am sitting back here enjoying all of your amazing and beautiful photographs (trying to catch up on blog reading this morning). You truly are a gifted photographer! WOW!! I love all of these bird shots!! The words you shared go perfectly with each post too. I Love all of the beauty you are sharing! VERY inspiring dear Maria!!! Thank you for the morning JOY!!!! :)

Have the happiest of weekends my sweet friend!

XOXO Gloria

Marg said...

Some breathless shots and I love how you pieced it all together...
It looks like quite a few bloggers have chosen the bird theme this past week. Interesting.
I love that last quote and have used it many times...."May God hold you in the palm of his hand."

Teresa said...

What a MOMENT you captured Maria!
I love seeing birds in flight.
Last weekend Greg and I were out on one of our lonnnng walks.
We were having one of our lonnnng talks...
about my new business.
To the left of us...out over the water...flew the most spectacular flock of geese!
I had never seen a flock that large!
I told Greg it was a sign!
A HAPPY sign!
Snuggles to you!
DId you get my email about your address.
I hope I have the right email address.