Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Out In The Loess Hills

Hawk sits stoic
And watches me
Until we meet
Eye to eye.
 
Off it soars
Out on the prairie.
 
Snowbird
 
 
 
 
 
More snowbirds
I must be one
I so enjoy being in it
Having lots of fun.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This looked fun when I didn't put a space between the two shots. I always enjoy being the first footprints in a new snow.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Winter can be a time of thought, or even worse thoughtlessness with confusion all around you each day. Many of us retreat to our homes during the cold weather and forget about that beauty that is all around us. We can be productive, but many waste away and wonder why their lives become so dismal. Do something you have never tried, it may be your only chance at enjoying life to its fullest.

24 comments:

  1. Hi Steve- Your photos were just the thing tonight! I am reading Willa Cather's "My Antonia" right now, and your pictures of the prairie remind me of Cather's description of the harsh winters out there and the ground as hard as iron.

    And you are are right about life seeming dismal. We need more joy in living in this country. Every day!

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  2. We enjoyed a beautiful snowfall here yesterday. You could have had a field day making tracks in it. This whole set of photos is lovely, but the last shot is just magical.

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  3. You've certainly shown the beauty of winter. If we stay in we miss it all. Colors are very different in the winter.

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  4. Those are some of your best photos ever. I felt like I was right there with you. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful photos. People have forgotten where joy comes from. They think now that it comes from things when it never did.

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  6. Love your photos --and yes, it is great to be the first footprints on some newly fallen snow!!!! I am a winter lover ---so I SO enjoy your photos this time of year.
    Betsy

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  7. Steve...these are amazing. I love the mallards, but oooh that last shot is awesome!

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  8. It was very pleasant to watch this wonderful série, Steve.

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  9. Snow birds are pretty sadly they don't come here so your photos allow me to enjoy them.

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  10. I don't like winter, but I definitely don't hole up. I've been out running and riding my horses, so at least I'm out there. I still want spring to come soon though ;-) Great pictures!

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  11. Hello Steve,
    What a wonderful and thoughtful posting. The pics, especially the one of the hawk and snowbird are amazing.
    Wishing you a great week.
    Heidi

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  12. I find winter to be a time of introspection... which is not always a good thing! :)

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  13. Wonderful post and images! (i'm not a fan of winter either) I'm ready for spring!!!! Thanks for sharing your world!

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  14. I enjoyed all these snowy images :)

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  15. You wouldn't believe how hard I worked fo that last shot of the moon.It was 12 minutes of driving in a frenzy.Next running through someones sideyard out in the country.

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  16. Such a beautiful set of photos. Love the snow bird's nest. You won't see that in summer!

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  17. Beautiful pictures. Sound advice. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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  18. Love your shots Steve especially the snow bird. I'm going to have to try and find some of those amber glasses because I can't seem to stay away from the computer....lol

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  19. "Snowbird" one of my all time favorite songs.....

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  20. "Do something you have never tried." Thank you. This is precisely what I needed to hear today. Bless you.

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  21. Great images and words. Love that last shot.

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  22. I do miss winter snow and we always couldn't wait to be outside, but that also usually meant we had to shovel that beauty as well. There was a state park not far from our NJ home and we would head there to walk and sometimes make the first snow prints.

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  23. Oh, do something you've never tried. I love that!

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  24. Some of your best photography here, the light really captures the starkness that winter can bring. And, each different bird, Chickadee, slate colored junco, Canada Goose each shows the remarkable ability to survive harsh conditions. One of your best photographic essays!

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Keep it positive and informative,I enjoy hearing from you!