Winter's Edge




A red tailed hawk sits at winter's edge just off the highway's shoulder. It's watching each car as it passes. Somewhere between brevity and caution it allows us a glimpse of it's beauty. It's a fleeting moment between human and hawk. When it's time for him to go I pan my camera in sync with his flight. It's freedom balanced on air as his shadow stalks the snowy field below.

8 comments:

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you for a beautiful moment of calm and peacefulness. Much needed today. And I really like the artistry of the first photo, and how the hawk blends in so well with the muted earth-tone colors of the winter field.

sandy said...

It must have been hard to spot this one. I rarely get that close, You must be like me, and always carry our camera.

Kateri said...

Yours is the 3rd blog I've read this evening with a photo of a red tailed hawk. I had one swoop down in front of my car on my way home from work on Friday--I just barely missed hitting it. Wasn't lucky enough to get a photo though. Lovely photo and words.

Caroline Gill said...

There is something almost surreal here, Naquillity ... the quality of the light, the sense of poise, not forgetting your beautiful description.

Rose said...

I like that first photo a lot when enlarged...

Mary said...

Very nicely captured and described.

Rambling Woods said...

There is such majesty in a hawk.. they are amazing and you caught this one beautifully....

Caron said...

I just love looking at hawks. They're all over Iowa and Kansas.