Blackbird in Grass
The last few weeks have been crazy. I haven’t had as much time to get out and take photos as I would like, but I’ve been working on some new projects, which include recording a video of me playing guitar with my music teacher (a very scary bucket list item) and working on short stories for a collection (a long overdue bucket list item), that I am really excited about.
The other night, I was longing for some some photography work, and I found a series of photos of a Grackle in the grass from my last stay at Grande Lakes. Grackles are always so full of character, but this guy was beyond dramatic and so full of intent that I couldn’t stop photographing him. He is a beautiful bird. In color, you can see the inky, oily swirls of black, blues, and purples in his feathers, but I loved the starkness of his profile better in black and white.