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







Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Birthday Gift~

Well...today is my birthday and this time last year I got some pretty amazing images of a Red-tailed Hawk, which was taken one day before my actual birthday, which is exactly what happened this year.  I had gone shopping for final Christmas gifts and I knew of a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks that frequented an area near the shopping area. It was a very gray morning and there was an ice coating on the trees.  I was about to give up when I spotted this beauty hunting from a tree between to office buildings.  What good fortune, blessing, birthday gift, all wrapped up in this sweet package.  This will be my first in a series taken of this beauty.  Rather than saving the best for last, I am sharing my favorites from the way too many that I was able to capture~







6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, we share the same one! Keep up the great work
    -William
    www.williamkramer.com

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  2. Happy birthday Mary.
    I think nature gave you the best present.
    Costas

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  3. Mary, happy birthday dear lady! WOW! beautiful hawk, full moon, Winter Solstice and Total Lunar Eclipse... you indeed know how to celebrate in a big way! :)

    I hope your day is as special as you. Blessings!

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  4. A gorgeous bird for a very special day.

    Many Happy Returns Mary. FAB.

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  5. Oh Mary, so sorry I missed your 21st. Please accept my belated best wishes for your special day. I'll have a drink for you this evening. Stay warm with all that ice about.

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  6. Happy belated birthday, Mary! I love the images..especially that last one- what a cool pose!

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