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Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Black Bird, White Bird
Today I'm dipping back into the photo archives a bit, but these are pictures that I like, but never had a chance to share them. The theme is black and white. I guess I'm on a color jag.
The picture above was taken on the ramp to the interstate as I was leaving for Philadelphia in February. I love the way the black crow is almost lost in the total whiteness of the snow cover.
Instead of a white setting with a black bird, here are two white birds (herring gulls) having a conversation. They were perched on the railing of the waterfront walkway through St. Ignace, Michigan, which is part of the North Country Trail. I've always liked this picture, but it was no competition at the time for the cygnets in Fluffy Treats on an Urban Trail. I think the gulls were whispering about some strange hiker.
Oddly enough, just about one year later, in June 2010, Marie and I strolled the walkway again after our hikes in the Upper Peninsula. This time, we were watched by a black bird, a common crow. Although there are ravens in the UP, this bird isn't big enough to be one. But it's nice a glossy black!
No extra commentary... it's just there in black and white.