Oct 1, 2006

Unexpected Blessing - A Wonder of Nature

I received an awesome gift today. I was blessed with a rare encounter with one of God's beautiful creatures. The Red Tail Hawk was only going about her daily business and the encounter was no more than a few minutes but for me it was a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate blessing I won't soon forget.

I first noticed the hawk sitting on a dead tree and stopped to watch her, camera poised for whatever she might do.



She took off on a short flight from one dead tree to another



and sat there long enough for me to get off 10+ shots.



When she took off the second time I thought she would fly away where I wouldn't see her again.



I was excited and surprised when she landed in a tree at a further distance across the road.



While I watched a small bird dived at her several times, evidently trying to drive her away.



It worked. The last time I saw her she was headed further away around a group of trees. I watched for awhile after she disappeared but I didn't see her again.




Thank You God.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Majestic. It did my heart good to see these photos. Thanks for sharing your special time with us.

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  2. I love these shots, I cant click them and make them work though, must be a glitch in Blogger. I'll have to come back to see the full versions which looke lovely in thumbs.

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  3. All I can see now, 8:03 are the last two shots. I'll come back in a few minutes. This is really Exciting, Faye!! I bet your heart was beating rapidly, either that or your were transported to that still, the worlds stops, place. I bet God smiled too.
    Nita

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  4. Faye, these are so breathtaking. Beautiful shots. Talk about being in the right place at the right time.

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  5. Really special photos ! and how lucky you were, just being at the right place in the right time !

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  6. Superb shots. Patience is a blessing. And, what a blessing you got from nature. I'm going back to look at them again. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. awesome...look like u got all the angle from them..beautiful series:-))

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  8. Wow, fantastic shots, and what a great opportunity to see it so close.

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  9. Wow, I can't believe you were able to take these shots- fantastic!

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  10. That's beautiful Faye! God has given us so much beauty. You must live in such a beautiful place, all your photos reflect that.

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  11. Excellent photos! You were blessed to have such an experience.

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