At End of Day by Rhonda Strickland

At end of day
When the sun takes leave
And the moon drifts high
Oh, do not grieve.

Tis the time to find
Your way back home
To set in for the night,
No more to roam.

The mist is unfolding,
As clouds float on by
Embracing the moonlight
Against a burnt orange sky.

Farewell to the daylight
Goodnight to the sun.
Rest well little birds
Today’s work is now down.

a rhonda original© 2011

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On my way home from Aguanga today (12/4/11) I saw a lone tree on a hill. The sun was just starting to set. I stopped to shoot some photos. Just as I was taking the first few little birds started to fly into the tree. I was so thrilled, they just continued to flock into the tree. Here is one of the many shots I captured.

In the Temecula Valley area, Riverside County, CA, USA

My photograph is digitally enhanced in PSCS2 using levels manipulation, an overlay texture using blend modes.
1 Texture Layer from Shadowhouse Creations
PS brushes from Falln_stock @ Deviant Art

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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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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Rhonda.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine… I was so excited to see all the birds gathering… I stopped at just the right time.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Boo :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 3 years ago

    Brilliant work, well done

  • Thanks Kelvin… glad you stopped by…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    So many birds, they are like leaves on the tree.

  • I agree.. I didn’t know they were birds until suddenly a whole flock suddenly appeared on the horizon… It was so beautiful & moving!

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 3 years ago

    Fantastic Rhonda!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 3 years ago

    Deep and dramatic capture and verse.

  • Thanks for the kind words Seth!!! :o)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    A marvellous work, Rhonda, and beautiful words to accompany it! We have a similar phenomenon up here this time of year, only it’s not with little birds, though. It’s with hundreds and hundreds of squawking black crows. Quite unsettling.

  • I would imagine it would be & quite noisy too.
    We have some very high eucalyptus trees here that have been chosen as a roost for California turkey vultures. They don’t make a lot of noise but they are very, very messy. I’ve gotten a few nice photos but want go to back & get more… I am very intrigued by birds these days….
    Thank you for your kind word Mike.

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • I will treasure your comments dear Mike… you will be missed… :o(

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous!

  • I can’t believe I missed your comment Viv… so sorry…
    Thank you for taking the time to visit…

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • katpartridge
    katpartridgeover 3 years ago

    love this…. such an awesome piece

  • Thank you so very much Kat… (sorry for the late reply, this one got by me..)

    – Rhonda Strickland

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 3 years ago

    Very cool indeed, really like this one! :-)

  • Thank you so much Tania… sorry for the late reply… I feel bad when I miss a comment…

    – Rhonda Strickland

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