Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Overflight


I'm still on a bit of a seagull kick. I know the world is populated by more glamorous birds. But a day at the beach just wouldn't be the same without these agile scavengers of the sky.

Every time I come across this picture in my library, I can't stop myself from staring at it and wondering. I like to imagine how neat it would be to be as free as this.

Does that make sense?

23 comments:

Dianne said...

Oh Carmi.
The sights you could see, soaring over earth, going anywhere, and everywhere... That would be something,its always good for you to IMAGINE....
Dianne

Claire said...

That's a great photo, I've never seen a picture of a seagull that was so nice. Certainly beats the real thing. They drive us insane here!

Killired said...

yes... i would love to know what it's like to be a bird... or better yet a duck... you can swim, fly and walk!!!!

kenju said...

Of course it makes sense, but if I were a bird, I would prefer to be something a bit more fancy - like an eagle - LOL.

Marybeth said...

Yes...it makes sense. Beautiful sense.

FreeThinker said...

Check out my blog for some seagull pics. They are HUGE in San Francisco!

Lisa said...

Nice pic... and it makes sence :-)

kontan said...

it would be beautiful!

sage said...

wonder if such pondering was how Jonathan Livingston Seagull was written

Lockheed Hayheehoo Macedon said...

Yes. To Fly.... but after too long... it becomes old hat... and the seagull wishes it was bipedal and sentient.

Joan said...

It makes lovely sense. And I think you might enjoy reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Perhaps even reading it to your children, though I'm not sure how old/mature they are.

Erin said...

I love the idea of seagulls. When I sit and watch the water on my lunch hour, I always like to see them flying in the distance. However, they are not that beautiful close up. No matter how hungry you are, they will try to steal the last bit of your sandwhich. No matter how much you try to avoid them at the beach, they will find you. You will have to duck into a pay bathroom in Florence if they manage to tag you. Ahh, seagulls,I do not like them but I do like your picture. You really captured the idea of flight and escape in that photograph. Maybe I will give seagulls a second chance. :)

Shelli said...

Yes. And it is a beautiful photograph!

Krista said...

it never ceases to amaze me...what you manage to capture in a single moment of time.

once again, i am in awe.

Beppe said...

a picture very very nice!

Anonymous said...

I said it before and I say it again. The mass media is political and more political than the real politicians.

Viamarie said...

...another of God's beautiful creation.

A nice day to you!

Rachel - Wicked Ink said...

Maybe its the week I am having, but I am waiting for the bird to answer natures call... we have loads of them here, and all the kids in the school yard know to run for cover when a flock of them come overhead.

Wheelson said...

If you're even in Seattle, take a ride on one of the Ferries. The Seagulls love to cruise along the pressure waves at the bow. It's really cool to see them close up, cruising at 12 knots or so. The control they have over every little bit of their body is amazing, and it all influences their flight.

Trillian said...

I know how you feel on this one. After telling me that she would like to come back as a cat if she were reincarnated, my daughter asked me what I would like to come back as. Without hesitation I chose a bird. What freedom!

My daughter's response? "OK, Mommy, but I might have to eat you."

Sandy said...

Photos and real life encounters like this always make me think of Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

Great photograph and yes it does make sense. I was born and spent the first ten years of my life in a small town in England on the North See called Whitby. To this day, hearing and seeing seagulls makes me feel like I'm home again.

Rose DesRochers said...

It makes sense to me. I think we all dream of being free.