A Day in December
Labels: a day in december, creek, december, fototudes, naquillity, turkey vultures, waterfall · © Naquillity at 5:20 PM
A cold December wind scuds across my face as I step from my SUV onto the shoulder. An abandoned barn with it's faded walls, rusted and patchwork quilted roof is a quiet backdrop to the red berries my camera harvests.
Twenty six eyes stare down at me from the mountain across the road. There. Can you see them? Thirteen turkey vultures clutch a single tree's branches while my feet sidle across the cold, hard surface of the asphalt below.
Around the corner my eyes ingest a small waterfall. Each wave falling away from another. No rest for the weary rocks below it's fury. When I look up I see one, two even four turkey vultures taking flight against this day's winter gray sky. Through my lens I notice one circling vulture peering down. He seems to be saying, "I see you!"