Little Bird (an image & a poem) by Rhonda Strickland

Little Bird (an image & a poem) by 

Little Bird a poem by RestLeSsD

Oh, you, little bird,
I wonder if you’ve even heard,
Your fledgelings have all flown away
It’s time for them to make their way.

To build a home all their own,
To find a mate and perpetuate
Life’s cycled seasons
These are their reasons. . .

She listens just to hear their calls,
Ever searching as evening falls.
Sunrise will bring another day
And memories too will go away. . .

This was her test,
This empty nest
Her work is done
Little bird has done her best. . .

a rhonda original© 2011

Little Bird ~ The Eeels

From an original photograph taken in my back yard. A little Phoebe sits watching for insects. She is a daily visitor & I love watching her flit around catching her dinner…

Photo shot with a Kodak EZS Z915. Post-treated in PSCS2: Extreme levels.

+As of 10-31-12+
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Hello, I am Rhonda aka RestLeSsD & I am a graphic & web designer. My main media is Photoshop & Dreamweaver. I create 3D art & images using Fractals from Incendia & Apophysis. I use these in my creations formed in PS. I also use Picture Window Pro and Paint Shop Pro.
I am also a poet & I have been writing since I was about 10 years old. Since being here on the Bubble I have fulfilled my goal of illustrating my poetry & writing as well as writing new works…

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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    great capture!

  • Thank you Charmiene… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    A little Black Phoebe came to visit you. They are sweet little birds. :o)

  • You’re right Bunny, such a pleasure to watch it flit around the backyard… I love when they dive for a gnat or moth. They are so good at intercepting their dinner..
    Thank you for visiting….

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    Rhonda, that’s darling!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Lois… :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    Love this Rhon… great capture on that fence!!! awesome image.:)))x

  • Thanks dear Debs.. I’ve been trying to capture her for a while now… this was a happy snap!!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 3 years ago


  • Thank you Dear AnnaMaria… they really are tiny but oh so quick when they flit about catching bugs for dinner :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Well spotted and captured Rhonda

  • Thanks so much Chris… I think she has gotten used to me hanging out near her. She finally sat still for me…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

  • What a happy surprise Judi!!! Thank you for this honor, I am always thrilled to have a piece featured.


    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 3 years ago

  • Woo hoo!!! Hooray, this is wonderful!! Thank you Patricia, I am thrilled & honored!! I love this group, it is special to me because it honors writers as artists… THANK YOU!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...over 3 years ago

    you are more than welcomed and I thank you for the kind words! xoxoxox

  • (Big Smile) :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a lovely capture of this lovely little bird, Rhonda. I had my first encounter with a Phoebe early this summer. A joy to watch!

  • They truly are… so delicate… and they are amazing insect catchers. I saw a moth leisurely fly l by and before I knew it the little bird came from across the yard from the side & snatched him up. Mr. moth had not idea what happened it was so quick.
    Thank you Mike…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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