The black-bellied plover in autumn
is a black and white painting of a bird
an exercise in pointillism
by the God who designs birds
Feathered creatures who fly
and wade on ocean shores
Where wind and water shape their lives
and bend the light
‘til we see dots.
~Kathie Adams Brown (September 23, 2011)
The black-bellied plover is just one of 15 Life birds I saw while out on South Beach in Chatham, MA with Jeff and Dawn Fine two weeks ago. When looking at these photos, which are greatly enlarged and cropped, it made me think of the pointillism paintings by Seurat. I hope you enjoy the photos and the poem inspired by them.
Click on the link to view Serat’s Painting Sunday Afternoon on on the Island of La Grande Jatte. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the paintings. You may click on my photos to enlarge also.