Friday, April 23, 2010

Reflections at the watering hole








"Without the rigidity of concepts, the world becomes transparent and illuminated, as though lit from within. With this understanding, the interconnectedness of all that lives becomes very clear. We see that nothing is stagnant and nothing is fully separate, that who we are, what we are, is intimately woven into the nature of life itself. Out of this sense of connection, love and compassion arise."

From: 'Loving-Kindness - The Revolutionary Art of Happiness' ~Sharon Salzberg

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28 comments:

Brenda's Arizona said...

Your last two photos caught me by surprise. What lovely captures of the birds and their reflections - well done!

tom sullivan said...

Thanks for the lovely quotation! Is the watering hole a puddle or a spring?

Clytie said...

Oh! Absolutely breathtaking!

Diane AZ said...

Hi Tom, It is a man-made watering hole lined with cement. I think water is added regularly by drip irrigation.

Carolyn Ford said...

Those little birds are just the sweetest! What a beautiful sight this is!

cieldequimper said...

The three of them are to die for! Another so lovely post!

Cezar and Léia said...

These birds are sooo lovely!
Great reflection post!
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Icy BC said...

Lovely photo of the three birds at the water hole..They are so cute, Diane..and your photos are so fun to see!

Sunny said...

What lovely bird images and reflections...perfect!
Sunny :)

Matty said...

A nice southwest motif. And how did you get so close to the birds? Love it.

Diane AZ said...

Matty, I wasn't that close, I used the 20x zoom on my point-and-shoot camera and then cropped the image in photoshop.

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. I love the little birdies : ) and I am totally jealous of your nice lens : )

JM said...

The bird shots are absolutely lovely!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh, those birds are precious, I just adore them :)

T. Becque said...

Oh, that's cute (the birds)! This scenery is very familiar to me, I live in Tucson. :)

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos and the birds are so cute. Great captures

rainfield61 said...

The last picture with three birds is teriffic. It makes me feeling so good, to be in a family.

Evelyn said...

Oh, lovely 3 birdies in a row. They are so sweet!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Hi Diane,

Water is really a symbolic of life. Can you imagine finding a pool of water in the middle of a desert when we are thirsty? I am sure we will be glad to find it.

The last picture of the three birds? It reminds me of the story "The ugly duckling" the red bird is different from his friends. Hehehe

Have a nice day.

blog with no name said...

Ours and the fate of all things are woven together so that there is no seperation. When we destroy the Earth our mother, we destroy ourselves in the process...

Tracy said...

Oh, I love these pictures and especially the pictures of the birds near the water!

clairz said...

Love this post. At the Visitor Center at Dripping Springs, just outside of Las Cruces, there is a little trickling fountain in the natural garden area. Everyone is attracted to it, as we desert dwellers always gravitate toward any water. Then you look down at the small sign, which says something like--Just as you were drawn to the sound of water, so are many desert animals. Watch your step [for snakes] on the way out.

I just love that sign...

Barb said...

What fabulous technicolor birds! Looks as though they're preening at their beautiful reflections.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a perfect place for animals to come down to drink at Diane.

There is so much beauty inside of us if only we were not afraid to let it out sometimes.

Ann said...

where did the water come from? I always been led by cow boy movies that there is absolutely no water in the dessert.

Anya said...

Hi Diane
Those birds are adorable
love your reflectionshots today :))

Have a happy and relaxing sunday
:)

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous to see! The birdies are so pretty!

Gaelyn said...

I really like how you brought us in closer and closer to the birds at the waterhole. They look like the crossbills I saw at the canyon last summer.