冬野原の宝石 winter gem

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63 thoughts on “冬野原の宝石 winter gem

  1. Beautiful photograph, Takami! ❤ Hope the little guy has enough food to survive the winter. I saw a Kingfisher in January. I noticed a little dot from afar, but didn't think about grabbing my camera. I just watched him approaching fast, making a sharp turn and crossing the river. For a second, there was a flash of blue, and then he disappeared in the bush. It was enough to make me happy for the rest of the day 🙂

    • Thank you Inese!
      This little guy is doing quite well, and has found a partner too! I am so lucky they have chosen this marsh/reed field as their home. Hopefully they will be raising babies over the next few months.

      I agree, to even catch a brief glimpse of these beautiful birds can brighten an entire day 🙂 😀

    • Hello Noelle,
      Thank you so much! I’m very happy you like the photo. It’s such a treat to see a splash of beautiful color against a fuller background. I’m lucky that this little guy is my neighbor.
      I hope the year is off to a great start for you and your family😊

      • So far so good, but I’m working sooo hard between taking a Gaelic class this semester and tryng to get my new book off the ground. And a grandbaby arrives next month! Where did retirement go?

    • Thank you Jolandi. It means a lot to me, that you liked this little guy. He is pretty amazing and brightens the dull winter months. As always we hope you and husband are doing well. Take care my friend❤️

    • Thank you Carol. It is as you say, he appeared quite literally to be a small speck of color against the winter reed field. I was very happy to “spot” this bird and admire him for a few minutes 🙂

    • Thank you Peter. I was out for my early morning jog, saw a a flash of blue, and immediately made a dash back home for the camera. Seeing this small burst of color in the reed field was a real treat.

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