A Chickadee Call ~ #003 July 2014 – Haiga and Haibun for the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature

Chickadee Call 2


Returning Clarity


chickadee on pinecones. a squirrel at the bird feeder. on sunflower seeds. the path. strewn. with small storm debris. gray twigs. and bark lichen. pine needles. and the early blossom. of pine flowers. the pause of a hummingbird.

I walk to the water. stiff boughs. bounce in the wind. waves bend. in the sunlight. I sit on the dock.

the quiet. overhead flight. of a crow. so close. the caw. startles me. I close my eyes. a dog barks in the distance. I slip. into breath counting. the sun warm on my face.

summer birds call. left. and right. the shrill whistle. of osprey. in high flight. over the pond. each sound. a reminder. to return. to breath counting. even the chickadee. on Goose Pond.

this clarity
the call of a chickadee
a crystal bell


Digital Photograph

  • 8 x 12 Inches @ 300 ppi
  • Digital Drawing and Painting
  • iPad 2
  • Top Camera App 
  • ArtStudio App
  • Glaze App

My response to the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Nature for Monday July 7, 2014, found on the Lens and Pens by Sally blog.

Below are the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge themes for each Monday of the month:

  • 1st Monday: Nature
  • 2nd Monday: Macro
  • 3rd Monday: Black and White
  • 4th Monday: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, or Travel). 
  • 5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week.


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