Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hawk


The hawk is back. I love to see these beautiful raptors. They sail high in the bright blue sky with vision that can spot a small mouse or vole that becomes a quick snack. I know they are called 'chicken hawk' by many people and I am certain they could carry one away. They are a protected species and I hope they will remain so. This wonderful photo was shot by sdgritton.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Buckeye Butterfly

Even though the temperatures have dropped an occasional butterfly can still be seen floating about on  sun filled days.
This buckeye was taking a siesta during the days of September. A frightening face to see if you were a bird considering it for a meal. Yes, a part of it's wing has been torn away but the beauty of it is not diminished.