Thursday, October 8, 2009

Awestruck!

There were so many! They moved in sync like a well orchestrated ballet. Their moves were sheer perfection. The entire group moved as though they were one.

It was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen...one of those "stop you in your tracks" moments....the ones that take your breath away and bring tears to your eyes....and I got to experience it.

I was on my way to work and a enormous flock of birds came into view. It was the biggest flock I have ever seen in my entire life. They "blackened" a huge area of the sky! There was no where to pull over to watch them, so I drove on with my eyes to the sky...making sure not to run into the guy in front of me....although I'm sure most eyes were glued to the "morning dance" in the sky.

Photo from the Science Series at PBS.com
For more info on "flocking" click on photo
They swooped and climbed. They made large circles and small circles.....all in perfect "step". It reminded me of the videos you see of the huge schools of fish dancing in the ocean current.

Even thinking about it now as I write makes me feel just as I did that morning. Awestruck!

The beauty of nature.....

6 comments:

Lanyardlady said...

I love those moments when the beauty of nature both humbles you and takes your breath away. I once saw a flock of geese flying in V-formation with the setting sun hitting their white underbellies. They were like diamonds in the sky. It was amazing.

PonderandStitch said...

Oh, that sounds so pretty! I've always been fascinated by bird formations like that.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Stunning! Thanks for sharing.
xo

TheNikiProject said...

That sounds beautiful. My most memorable moment like that was when I was in a field and a massive swarm of bees flew right over me. Hearing the loud buzzing, and knowing what harm such a large amount can do left me utterly amazed.

Joan said...

How fortunate for you that you got to witness that sight! Thank you for sharing...

Angela said...

Kathy, if you haven't seen the "Planet Earth" series, you should watch it...so amazing and beautiful. Made me realize I am just a small speck in this world...

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