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Friday, July 18, 2014

Random Images of a Summer Morning

Crow against light sky, before sunrise
This photo blog has been neglected lately, owing to technical difficulties -- specifically, problems transferring images from camera to laptop. I can make it happen with a card reader, but only by going through lengthy, still problematic contortions. Technology upgrades may be indicated. For now, though, here are a few scenes of July Up North. Nothing of any lasting artistic merit, but a brief record of quickly passing moments.

Turkey looking for gravel

Mullein beginning to flower

Fence on back road

Morning sun breaking through trees

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Morning Mystery in the Dewy Grass




We don't feed wildlife at our home, and we don't monitor or attempt to "rescue" or interfere in any way, but when I round the corner of the house with a tub of laundry to hang on the line, and there in the dewy grass is a wide-eyed baby kestrel, what can I do but go back in the house for my camera? Was it injured? Could it fly? I left Nature to resolve the situation.



By the time I'd hung three shirts on the line and turned to look back again at the visitor, it was gone. Had it been stunned by flying into a window and able, when recovered, to fly away? Did a parent come to the rescue? I went over and searched the grass all around, but there was no sign it had ever been there. I'm thrilled to have seen it at such close quarters.