Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for quail ~haiku my heart

at first light
into the open
they venture
working together
to keep warm
in low tempatures
feathers fluff
innate way
urban desert quail
have breakfast
linked to
haiku my heart


  1. Great pictures and Haiku Gemma. We have a lot of quails. Rather, my husband raises and sells them. I don't know anything about them except that their birds. tee hee. Have a great weekend.

  2. The first time I ever saw this kind of quail was when I went to Carson City to visit Aleta. They are such elegant little creatures, but you have to be quick to see them because they hide in the bushes quickly. There were quail where I lived in NC, but not these little crowned beauties, but rather the shooting/eating kind (not me!) Thanks for the pleasant memory. xoxoxo

  3. the resilience and resourcefulness of these guys is amazing,...

  4. I love these little guys! We have CA quail in our yard and I love to see them scurry!!!

  5. I always enjoyed watching the sweet little quail when I lived in Tucson...beautiful homage to "Q" today!

  6. I see the occasional quail on my backroads driving but never like this. Sweet.

  7. OH!
    I love these chubby guys!!
    So pretty and I liked the
    description...urban desert quail...
    makes them sound so hip. ♥♥♥

  8. I think we need to look to nature for life lessons!

  9. Now I know what a quail looks like ~ cute, how could they eat them!!! They are family too! x

  10. i love the first sight of the young many babies the size of quarters with legs following mom!
    lovely haiku and enduring captured of the little darlings!