Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Thursday, December 17, 2009

It was manteling something and it seemed to have made a catch~

It was early this morning when one of our 3 daughters and I began our scenic ride into a nearby city to go Christmas shopping.  As always, my camera was with me and it happened nearly so fast, I may have missed it in another flash of time.  On the wire was a beautiful Red-tailed hawk.  I pulled into a drive off and put down the window, just as it swooped down onto the ground across the two lane road.  It was manteling something and it seemed to have made a catch, then flew up onto a post of the fence rail.  As it flew away, I saw that it must have missed, for it had nothing in it's beak, or talons.  It still was a beautiful moment captured.  YAY, gotta love those sweet ones~


  1. Beautiful set of pictures Mary. i'd like to see one one day... I guess you acn also complain about the weather!

  2. Hi Mary. These magical moments are what makes wildife watching so inspiring.
    I'm looking forward to monitoring your sightings and many thanks for joining the "Early Birders". Regards Frank.

  3. Wow! I'm glad you told me how to get here,they are excellent,both the shots and the birds.Thanks Mary.


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