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

Friday, December 2, 2011

Odd Drinking Spot and 2 Close Calls~

Now that was different...rain puddles on the ground and this handsome Cardinal thought that the water droplets upon the car parked next to us, was the best tasting;)

Woah, woah, woah...a Red-shouldered Hawk while in pursuit of a meal, was flying really close to the oncoming traffic. 
It gave my heart pause, we pulled over, and fortunately the hawk landed in a tree nearby and was safe this day! 
Geesh it was so close to the wild lands and yet chose to hunt near traffic...many sadly get killed hunting along roadways near and in the city limits~

We had another very close deer encounter on Wednesday morning, one week exactly after the first.  This buck however, stayed close on my side of the car and we had time to slow down, photograph him and speak a sigh of relief as it ran across the lane and into the wood nearby.  Two other bucks were running with this one. 

It is both rutting and hunting season and so many are on the run~



  1. that last shot is gorgeous! and so are those lovely red-shoulder wings!

  2. Brilliant flying, and the Deer, I love all them.

  3. whoa, fantastic capture of the hawk. you amaze me with the shots you get. the deer have been on the run here too but hunting season is just over. I always breathe a sigh of relief for that! I love your photos Mary. happy weekend to you.

  4. Hi Mary, Nice shots of the hawk but pretty dangerous to fly around busy roads like that. As to bacon butties, I hope this link works.
    Try one at lunchtime but don't forget the brown sauce
    Another Bird Blog

  5. Cute shots of the cardinal and I love the hawk in flight captures. The deer is really cool. All are wonderful photos, have a great weekend!

  6. Close encounters indeed. Fantastic captures of the hawk in flight, nice to see your reflexes working so well. Loved the 'running of the deer' as well.

    Sorry I have not been around as much as I would have liked, what with the health issues in the family and associated rubbing of personalities, life has not been exactly sweetness and light for some time.


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