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photoblog image The Birdies in the Treetops

The Birdies in the Treetops


This whimsical glass bird at the Arcen Castle and Gardens back in June
reminded me of the Sunday School song I sang eons ago:


The birdies in the treetops sing their songs,
The angels in the chorus sing along,
The flowers in the garden blend their hue,
So why shouldn't I, why shouldn't you, praise Him too.



The Birdies in the Treetops


This whimsical glass bird at the Arcen Castle and Gardens back in June
reminded me of the Sunday School song I sang eons ago:


The birdies in the treetops sing their songs,
The angels in the chorus sing along,
The flowers in the garden blend their hue,
So why shouldn't I, why shouldn't you, praise Him too.



comments (42)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Jul 2010, 00:10
So delicately balanced and captured. Wonderful Bokeh as well.
By the way,I read your piece ''She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain'', from two days ago on V+V. I reckon ones God given feet is still the best guarantee of getting anywhere wink. Fascinating piece as usual smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, thank you, SAVO. You are so right about our God-given feet! What would we do without them! Thank you for checking out V&V. smile
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 14 Jul 2010, 01:54
That is so whimsical and so cool, wonderful shot of it
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, JJ. I fell in love with this little fella. smile
Springy bird! A pun perhaps?
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Indeed, Larry, and a good one!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Jul 2010, 04:09
Love this picture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
This is really gorgeous! Great eye to see this and realize the potential.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mark. This one was an eye-catcher for me. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Jul 2010, 05:38
I know it is summer, however the tittle could be; "spring is in the air" (in Dutch spring has two meanings, 'jump' and 'voorjaar'wink
A wonderful picture and I am happy that you did NOT had/feel the urge to clean the spring.
The song really fits the picture.
Ginnie Hart: Zoals altijd, hartstikke bedankt, mijn vrouw, voor jou reactie. I love stuff like this, as you know. smile
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 14 Jul 2010, 06:34
Very nice Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
nice and funny bird!
Ginnie Hart: It tickled my fancy, Jojo. smile Merci.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Jul 2010, 07:04
A fine piece of whimsicality Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Chris. smile Thanks.
A lovely fun item Ginnie. I wouldn't have cleaned it either!
Ginnie Hart: I decided I was too lazy to go through all that hard work, Bill, and accepted it as is. smile Thanks. A small sermonette on life, I think?!
Ginnie, so lovely and sweet...a beautiful image and songsmile
Ginnie Hart: It amazes me the things that stay with me after all the years, Pavan. grin Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Jul 2010, 07:56
A spring treetop. And a nice song to go with it. Yes, those were the days - there was this girl who sat in front of me in class ... speaking of angels.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Louis. You have just made my day!!!! grin
What a strange place to hide a tennis ball Ginnie and what a strange colour.
Ginnie Hart: Now that you've mentioned it, Chad, I couldn't agree with you more. grin
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Jul 2010, 08:18
Very nice photo
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Vintage!
wow!!!! this is great!!
Ginnie Hart: Glad you like it, Fabrizio. smile Grazie.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 14 Jul 2010, 08:42
awww the song does go with the birdie lol i love it, picture and song!!! (and yes you can imagine what that girl will look like in 15 years, her mother is GORGEOUS) lol
Ginnie Hart: The songs that stick with me after all the years, Elaine, tickle me to death. smile Thank you.
Wow, by looking at the thumbnail I thought it was a parakeet you found in the wild. But it is an ugly glass imitation. I cannot understand why people would put this in nature, instead of in a gallery where it belongs.

You made a great picture out of it though.
Ginnie Hart: These birdies were for sale outside the garden shop, Marion, so hopefully someone DID buy it and put it somewhere nice...to your suiting? smile Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • Rockhampton
  • 14 Jul 2010, 11:00
Think you were right keeping the spring, lovely image
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 14 Jul 2010, 11:07
wow..look at this..never seen such a thin' before..very creative smile
Ginnie Hart: These are made for the garden, TM, so I can imagine what they look like in the sun. Thank you.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 14 Jul 2010, 11:36
what is this? I ilke the efect and colours, but. what is it?
Ginnie Hart: It's a glass bird for the garden, Oscar. A very whimsical piece of art. Gracias.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 14 Jul 2010, 12:49
Love the colors..the transparency here. Really sweet and lovely capture of this glass bird.
Ginnie Hart: You can see why it grabbed my attention, Marcie. Thanks.
I might have been tempted to buy one. I wonder what it looks like in various lightings and does the spring work if a bird lands on it. Could be quite a source of entertainment. Never seen one before so thanks for posting Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Good questions, Janet. I'd love to see the light shine through it at different times of the day. Thanks.
I like whimsy and odd.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Sheila. smile
  • silent
  • iran
  • 14 Jul 2010, 15:41
it's very nice.. well done
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million. smile
Nice one Ginnie...Just a little after spring then!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ron, when Holland was still pretty cool. Now we're hot! smile Thanks.
That is a very cool shot. Terrific use of DoF.
ps. My vote is don't wipe the spring.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your vote, Michael. It sure made it easier. grin
Very comical, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I love stuff like this, Tom.
A fine glass ornament!
(I am looking forward to your French photos)
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Wim. Next week you'll start seeing my French Impressions. smile
Eccentric ! I like !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Zeb. smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Jul 2010, 19:29
It has lovely bright colours that would cheer up any garden.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Cherie. Thanks.
  • LoLO
  • France
  • 14 Jul 2010, 21:49
Magnifique,délicat et dynamique

Mille bisous
LoLO
Ginnie Hart: Merci, LoLO. I thought so, too. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 15 Jul 2010, 03:41
Our two oldest loved that song and I still know the lyrics to every one of the little diddies. Love the whimsical feel of this one, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It amazes me the things that stay in our subconcious and then pop up in certain moments like this, Sherri. I was delighted to find the song and play it again. Thanks.
Curious, lovely and curious. I love the reflexions. A+ VAL
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Valérie. smile
Beautiful composition, good contrast, well with you. Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Roland.
This is something I would love to have in my garden, Ginnie. The spring looks very sturdy and I'm guessing it's made not only to support the glass birdie but also to give the real birdies a place to perch.

Love how the colours stand out so clearly against the background.
Ginnie Hart: I hadn't thought of this as a perching post, Beverly, but you may be right. I like that idea. smile Thanks a million.
prachtig grin
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Laura. smile
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 15 Jul 2010, 17:31
Superb composition. Colours are very beautiful. Have a lovely evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 15 Jul 2010, 18:55
That's a lovely song Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It amazes me the things I remember from eons ago, Maria. grin Thanks.
  • rian
  • fullerton, ca
  • 15 Jul 2010, 19:02
it looks so colorful! wonderful closeup.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
Add lovely colours and a great idea and you get a beautiful shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 19 Jul 2010, 05:55
I just read Ken's comment about wiping off the cobwebs and your response - I would have left them, too. In fact, I leave everything as I find it, not that there's anything wrong with adjusting something to suit your vision. Fabulous photo of your cute little bird. smile
Ginnie Hart: I have been known to wipe off a few cobwebs from time to time, Toni, but not always. Sometimes they are part of the character for me. I'm glad you agree. Thanks.

And please take care of yourself!
  • Marie
  • France
  • 21 Jul 2010, 23:05
très belles couleurs.
Ginnie Hart: I loved the colors, too, Marie. Merci.

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