Monday, November 4, 2013

Monumental Moments

 
The morning sun yawned and stretched it's arms across the prairie. It kissed each plant and tree, waking all around with it's beauty. The birds sang out and shared in the joy of a new day arriving. A simple song turned into a symphony as the land woke up and carried the happiness felt by many living on this beautiful land. He held out his hands and caught the praise and added thoughts of happiness and health to all he knew and loved around the world. 
 









 I enjoy visiting this Kestrel when I go to a nearby nature center. It was rescued with a broken wing and never healed enough . It offers many a chance to see one of the tiniest, yet fiercest of it's species.


 
The Loess Hills offers remarkable beauty only found in two places of the world, Western Iowa and China. A charm to live near and explore, always with  something new to find.
 


16 comments:

  1. Oh!! The Kestrel is Wonderful! Such a tiny thing!!
    hughugs

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  2. The early morning pictures have a particularly nice feeling about them. And the kestrel colors are just gorgeous. I don't think most people get close enough to them to realize that....

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  3. The morning sun yawned and stretched it's arms across the prairie.

    Oh, but your opening sentence is golden, like those magnificent prairie photos.

    Thanks for your encouragement. A-Z is #1 for regional books and ebooks and at #22 for memoirs. Yesterday was soooo exciting, watching the stats climb. Coulda knocked me over with a feather!

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  4. love the picture of the kestrel. we have a red shouldered hawk that comes to bathe in the filter for the water lily pond. it's an open barrel sort of thing that has about 4" of water above layers of lava rock, sand, and gravel that empties back into the pond.

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  5. I like your description of sunrise. It is poetic an spiritual.

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  6. Poor little Kestrel -- but perhaps he is happy to have so many visitors.

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  7. The prairie is gorgeous Steve and the shot of the kestrel is special.

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  8. Love the steam coming off the lake. And that Kestrel. They are such amazing to watch hunt.

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  9. fierceness aside he's a pretty little bird.

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  10. I like"'the morning yawned." Nice use of words. The photo with the mist over the water looks like a morning yawning.

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  11. The kestrel shot is wonderful. Love the mist rising from the water, too.

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  12. early morning photos are the best, Steve, and the fog on the water is magical. I have seen rescued kestrels and also hawks and they are magnificent to see up close.

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  13. I just stopped in to see your prairie this evening and to catch up and say hi!

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