Today I’m starting a new feature on Never Enough Thyme that I’m calling “A Month of Sundays.” My plan is to post a photograph each Sunday of something interesting, beautiful, funny, or just maybe something quirky that I’ve seen during the previous week. I’m hoping this will help me to improve my photography skills and keep my readers entertained in between recipes as well!
I took this photograph of a very majestic hawk from my office window yesterday. We live in a subdivision surrounded by lots of other homes, but there is abundant wildlife here. We’re right on Lake Lanier in north Georgia and when our subdivision was built, great care was taken to disturb as little of the natural surroundings as possible. So, even though it’s definitely a developed area, it feels very much like you’re out in the country here. Because of that we see lots of wildlife. Lots! There are the ever-present deer which are beautiful but make gardening a challenge, the stealthy foxes that even feel comfortable enough to prance up and down the street occasionally, and loads and loads of birds. Everything from cardinals and blue birds and sparrows to several different kinds of hawks.
I see these beautiful hawks mostly in the fall and winter. I love their brown-gold coloring. Their effortless, graceful flight is mesmerizing to watch. And the patience with which they sit, watching and waiting…well, I only wish I had that kind of patience.
I’ve seen almost no birds at all today. I’m wondering whether that has something to do with the impending snow and ice storm that’s on its way here and whether they’re already sheltered safe and sound from what they surely know is on the way.