Friday, February 14, 2014

Broken Arrow?

Whistlers on fallen water willow limbs - with the reflections, it outlines a directional arrow.
Geese fly in a V; Ducks sit in an arrow?
 "Troublemakers" fly in...
 and erase the reflections.

 Just starting to emerge again.

I love the browns of winter.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

144 comments:

Revrunner said...

For the first time, I saw snow geese flying over my house during yesterday's storm.

Birdman said...

Can whistlers fall in LOVE?

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh that was beautifully captured!

georgettesullins said...

What a wonderful story leading to "erased the reflections."

Nancy said...
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Marit Sønstebø said...

Lovely pictures! Brown is a beautiful color :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Such cool pictures of Cupids arrow, :) loved the pictures, Happy Love Day, Francine.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those reflections are absolutely amazing.

DIMI said...

Wonderful pictures and great reflection Tex!!I love those whistlers ducks!Happy Valentine's Day!!Enjoy!
Dimi...

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It makes an interesting pattern. Discovering new patterns can be so rewarding.

Lynne said...

Like the "arrow views!"

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

yes it is nice when one can see the 'browns' of winter and not mounds and mounds of white, already tiresome, snow.

hello, my winged, whistling, feathered 'cockroaches'.

feliz, Valentine's Day, mi amiga

Nancy said...

My first comment made no sense -- too early I guess!

The Whistlers look like soldiers lined up on the log. :)

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Those whistlers are little scamps!

Molly The Wally said...

Yes they are lovely hues. Happy Valentine's Day to you and all your loved ones. Have a fabulous day.
Best wishes Molly

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm hearing "Follow Your Arrow"... ;) blessings ~ tanna

Country Gal said...

Lots of them there . Nice photos . Have a good day and a Happy Valentines Day to you .

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Looks a lot like a mouse cursor!

Buttons said...

Morning Tex darn the troublemakers:) Hug B

Bob Bushell said...

utiful reflexations -, and I love the green oif early spring.

Cheyenne said...

I think it is these things - the little creatures in nature - that you so appreciate, that help make life full. And that you can say you love the browns of winter!

As always - such sharp photos!

Munir said...

I like the way Ducks make themselves comfortable.

DJan said...

Ah, a Valentine's present: whistlers on Friday! :-)

KaHolly said...

Happy Valentines' Day, Theresa! Loving your photos this morning. I can hear them!

Sandra said...

totally awesome arrow and perfect for Valentine day, they are shooting us all with Whistlers Love Arrow

Kathy said...

What an eye you have!

eileeninmd said...

These are gorgeous shots, Tex! I love the colors and the reflections. And of course it goes without saying the Whistling Ducks are my favorite. Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

Kate said...

Limbs make a perfect geometric shape.

magnoliasntea said...

Love the reflections!

Randy said...

It's a Valentine's Day party!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos and like Randy's comment says...looks like a Valentine's party.
Enjoy the weekend.

Farm Girl said...

I like those shots too, I love the reflections.

cobie en bas van Es said...

dit is een geweldige foto.

LV said...

I think it is neat to see geese in their formation "flying south" for the winter.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

You have a great eye!!

Kerri Farley said...

Pretty!!

Donna said...

Love all the angles and reflections!

Lynn said...

I like Winter colours too and they do offer the Whistlers a lovely background, neat photos.

Montanagirl said...

Nice series of photos! I like the V's and Arrows! LOL

Susan said...

I love these! Those whistlers are awesome!

Montanagirl said...

P.S. I had planned to use one of your Whistler photos for my Valentine's Day Love Birds post, but for some reason it turned out rather blurry. I should have requested that you send me the original file to work with. I think what I remember doing is just taking a screenshot of it after I asked your permission to use it.That didn't work so well.

A View From A Brown Dog said...

Oh yes it does look like an arrow. Those Whistlers are to cute. Happy weekending T

bailey-road.com said...

The whistlers add a lof to your winter pondscapes.

Pom Pom said...

I like the way your browns are highlighted by the whistles of the whistlers!

Betty Manousos said...

i love these! pretty whistlers
happy valentine's day!
xo

Inger said...

I love the browns in the pictures and I would so like to meet those birds. I find them both beautiful and interesting. Happy day, Tex.

Karen said...

How cute, an arrow for Valentine's Day! Your winter looks like our autumn, my fave time of year, love the browns too!

Chris Rohrer said...

I like your browns as well. Whistler central!

Sylvia K said...

Love your whistlers!! They always start my day with a smile and a giggle!!

Pantherka said...

I love your photos, they are wonderful.

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

les premieres photos font un effet tres original si on ne clique pas on ne sait mm pas se que c est,bravo ;o)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh those whistlers!

'Tsuki said...

I just love the banding V the birds draw in the two first pic : such a impressive composition !

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You have such a good eye to catch these wonders in nature! Happy Valentine's Day!! :-)

Viera said...

another beautiful shot from nature...very impresive...

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I have to admit...the browns of winter are beautiful in these photos. Love the Whistler arrow.

Irma said...

Whistlers are so beautiful, I love the reflection.

Andrea said...

I love this ... nature's art at work. Great capture, TWG ... a perfect reflection. And,I love the name "Broken Arrow" ... do you remember the movie? It was one of my favorites ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

EG CameraGirl said...

Cools photos, Theresa!

Giga said...

Ciekawie wygląda " strzałka", no i oczywiście kaczki. Pozdrawiam.
Looks interesting "arrow", and of course the ducks. Yours.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I see it. There used to be a TV show long ago called Broken Arrow. A western themed program with cowboys and Indians.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures. The reflections are always nice to see.

Ron said...

Looks like firewood to me!

Laura said...

Beautiful reflections! Happy Valentine's Day:-)

Raggedy Creations said...

beautiful captures, the browns are pretty.

Ela said...

Lovely pictures :)

Rose said...

Oh, gee, I love that first one especially! Love the reflection with the ducks standing on their heads!

don said...

I like your observation of the arrow completed in the reflection. Nice sequence of the "spoilers" arriving and destroying the image. The browns in this and your fall-like pictures look very good.

Sally said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my sweet buddy!

xoxo

Malyss said...

I really see the arrow! Great shot of a fabulous reflection!
Happy Valentine!

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Magnifiques photos!
Bon week-end à toi. Cath

Debbie said...

clever...clever!!

and those 2 logs form an upside down "V"!! just sayin'!!

happy valentines day!!

Indrani said...

Beautiful series. I like the captures with reflections.

RedPat said...

Great fun! ;-)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

These photos are fantastic. You have a great eye for taking photos. I like the brown colors of winter, too.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Barb said...

Those intrepid Whistlers! I love the browns (and whites) of winter, too.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

That looks so cool! Neat shots :)

Patty Woodland said...

Is that anything like a broken teepee?

Caron said...

I like that you saw the arrow. My world right now looks like that photo puzzle with the horses hidden in it: white and brown with no relief. No horses, either.

Thanks for coming by!! I appreciate it and Rose is such a sweetheart. :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm beginning to long for brown after seeing nothing but white for so long! Thankfully, it's beginning to melt a little now.

Gerald (SK14) said...

what a large congregation of ducks

Leovi said...

Wonderful sequence of photos

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

happy <3 day!! big big hugs. ( :

Julia said...

I love that arrow reflection with the Whistlers. That little brat ruined the reflection but it will return. Your photography is always interesting.

Happy Valentine day my friend.
Hugs,
JB

jeannettestgermain said...

You were there at the right time! With camera in hand, of course:) Happy Valentine!

Gail said...

Pure art!

Judy said...

That is too cool. I too love your browns of winter.

Deanna said...

All the beauty of the browns in winter are featured right here!!

Willow said...

I was looking at the beautiful whistler in the water and suddenly the Play Free animated ad started with a girl in a tiny pink bikini ~ oh my I think all the whistlers were whistling !

A Quiet Corner said...

If I had all those ducks, I would be smiling too!...:)JP

Łucja-Maria said...

Fantastic photos!
Happy Valentine's Day.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Hi T!!
First of all, a great Valentine Hug from me!!
I´ve been late home every night this week and very tired so comment and so one have been no good.
You present Lovely skies, wish we had that.....but we have more light now in the evenings, great!
Love Majsan//

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love these photos. thank you. :)

Tammy said...

I love the reflection! Perfect photos for Valentine's Day! Have a happy day!

Willow said...

psst ~ no the ad was fine , just me and my off beat sense off humor lol Love the Whistler photos and your creativity , nothing can really distract me from that . :))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There are browns and there are browns .... yours are rich and beautiful, so yes I'd love them too. Funny ducks.

Susan said...

Loving those lines of ducks and the directional arrow :D)

parker said...

I believe those Whistlers teamed up with Cupid to shoot an arrow thru your heart. Easy to see that you love your ducks!

Paula said...

The Whistlers blend in so nicely with the browns of winter.

Candy C. said...

I LOVE those first two pictures! What great reflections! :)

Made by KKann said...

Happy Valentines Day

KlemKKann

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Right now I'd prefer the browns to the white myself:@) Cool pics!

Nancy said...

Happy Valentine's Day...Loving those whistlers.....

barbara l. hale said...

Nice whistler reflections! I like the browns, too. Then I like the greens. It's all good.

Red said...

The ducks will get the hang of a flying v in a few thousand years or more!

Christian Perrin said...

Beautiful moment captured there. I especially like the first image - it's like a still life painting about to become an action shot!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Cute little guys & I love their reflections too.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Love your waterfowl more than the brown of winter...
Hugs,
Mariette

SquirrelQueen said...

Wonder where the arrow is pointing?
The Whistlers look like they are sitting in the bleachers waiting for the show.

Melissa said...

You have a lot of browns to work with there, with the ducks and surroundings. Very pretty winter palette.

KB Bear said...

If I had that pond outside my window, I'd never do anything but gaze at it (and the Whistlers)!

Sandy Carlson said...

They know how to pose for a picture!

Stephanie said...

Nice lines with the Whistlers all in a row with their reflections!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa;
Funny scene; Whistlers in a row inside the arrow shape p;) Sweet reflection.
Yes, lovely brown color in winter, my friend.
Hope your Valentines Day is (was) a sweet one♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Linda R said...

Nice photos my friend.. Always love seeing your Whistlers..

Hugs~

Carole M. said...

the setting, and those sitting, is perfect

Cloudia said...

you make us lovem too!


ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^= <3

Cher' Shots said...

Oh how I long to see some ducks and open water! Our winter is getting long! We haven't been above freezing since Dec. 5. Thanks for sharing yours :)
'love & hugs from afar'

Cath H.C Photographie said...

Très belle photo !
Très bon week-end à toi!

Stewart M said...

I can see why you like all those brown tones and colours.

As you can see I have emerged from my stats course (thankfully) and now I trying to catch up!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Very nice pictures .. What a beautiful ducks.. Happy Valentine.

Brian King said...

That's really cool! Of course, it would have to be lined with goofy ducks. :-) When I hear "broken arrow" I think of my military days.

Small City Scenes said...

It is an arrow. How cool and good eye. MB

Jeevan said...

Great perspective on arrow! Fabulous captures and reflection Tex

SweetMarie said...

The first few pics are some of your coolest ever!! You have a great eye!
Miss you!

Margie said...

Hup two three four, march!

Terry and Linda said...

One hundred and twenty seven am I. Just to drop in and say...your brown of winter is full of life and living and joy...all reflected on the water.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Gail Dixon said...

I love the browns of winter, too. The first shot of the reflection/arrow is great!

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the arrow and I love how they like to line up together!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Great, great shots!

damian said...


Nice photos :) beautiful colors

Laura. M said...

Very original, arrow-shaped!!!

bon bon said...

they're so creative! the first guy is in the opposite direction like the coxswain of a rowing team. :)

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Gosh these are great! Images 1 and 2 would make fabulous jigsaw puzzles! ;-)

Wanted to mention, we've had mallards feeding in our back yard the last couple of days - I'm ecstatic!

~Lindy

Anvilcloud said...

Cute sequence with the disappearing V.

Powell River Books said...

I agree, the browns of winter can be a beautiful change. Where we are, even in winter, we are mostly green. - Margy

edenhills said...

Love the arrow in that first shot. Great reflection!

Nita Davis said...

You captured some wonderful shots. Great post title and captions for your photos. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Marie said...

You are right about the ruddy golden browns and tans of winter...so pretty! And the Wistlers just blend right in!

amanda | wildly simple said...

Love these shots! The reflections are fantastic - those whistlers really know how to pose. :)

Helma said...

The reflections in the water are very nice to see in the first picture.
Very nice blog again my favorite duck :-)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Great shots!

pattisjarrett said...

Your winter browns include a lot of Whistlers this year. :)

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