56 thoughts on “There and Not There

  1. Wow!
    These are truly fantastic – I don’t think I’ve seen anything like the snow angels you’ve photographed here. (We get ‘ghosts’ on our windows occasionally where a bird has flown into them.)

    1. Thank you, Stephen. They are sort of sweet little wing sweeps, aren’t they? There were lots of them where the robins spend time at the open creek – I found them difficult to photograph, though. Yes, we have had an owl ‘ghost’ on our window, fortunately it was okay!

  2. Karen, your eye always finds the small beauty that is so easy to miss, these frozen bird wings are such a special find..your photographs always lift me up, thankyou! X

  3. I can’t tell by the size, but that almost looks like a bird of prey landing to catch something in the snow . . .

    . . . but if it’s small, probably not. Besides, if you see robins pounce on snow, then you know for sure. Are they just misjudging the height, or are they grabbing something?

    1. They are robin-sized markings, but I understand why you would suggest a bird of prey. I often see the robins perched on the ground and I suspect that because the snow is so deep and soft that they sink into it a bit and when they take off (or land) their wings brush the snow.

  4. Yes, they have left the imprints of their angel wings! I love how you describe them. Snow angels; how beautiful! 🙂

  5. At first I thought there was a little fallen body in the snow, then realised the marks are concave not convex. What beautiful marks they make, the air must be so still to let them stay, making such perfect silhouettes. The middle photo is lovely too, those long cool shadows.

  6. The little snow angels are so pretty, but my favourite this time is the image of the robins themselves. It’s a wonderful composition and looks so good as a circle. In fact the composition is so good that I wonder if you are a bird whisperer and if you asked them very nicely to position themselves thus. 🙂

  7. I like the bird impressions, Karen – your robins are quite different – bigger for one thing – than our’s, but they’re all thrushes. But I really like that second image down – that’s very delicate, and a joy to behold! Adrian

  8. Such a fun find. I have never seen anything like that. The delicate wing prints are beautiful and it was a treat to see the robbins. I can’t remember the last time a robbin has crossed my path. Beautiful, Karen.

  9. I LOVE the birds’ snow angels! I’ve never seen them before, but of course it makes sense that that’s what would happen. I learn something new every time I come here! 🙂

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