I got these gorgeous roses and supper out! I’m such a lucky person! There was also the cutest message in my email this morning.
When I was young, we didn’t have this in Sweden. Can’t say exactly when it started, but at least when I was in grade eight, it wasn’t there and that was 1970. Once it started, it was easily adopted and a well-liked day.
It’s so nice to take photos of flowers … most of the time they stay put — don’t fly around like the birds. There are days I feel I’ve put the rib too high when it comes to photographing birds in flight … days like today. Nothing turned out good.
At least I got one of, what turned out to be, a hawk. We were downtown, and drove by the ‘duck place’… Marsh Creek. I saw some deer lying in the snow on the other side. They were way too far off for a good shot, but I had to try anyway. As I was trying to focus on one of the deer, some big, brown bird, with a hooked bill, flew up off one of the little islands there.
Of course, I had to re-focus and try to capture it but didn’t expect much. When I got back home and got it up on the computer screen, I saw that at least it was good enough for ID:ing so I posted it to my helpful Flickr group for help with bird-ID. Didn’t take more than five minutes until I had the answer: Juvenile Red Tailed Hawk.
It was a good day! 🙂