Tag Archives: Haiku

~Birding in Arizona – American Kestrel

~Cave Creek, Cave Creek Regional Park, November, 2017

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high atop a cactus

scanning surroundings for food

focused and alert

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American Kestrel, male

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Going for the kill.

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Sure hope it wasn’t another bird. I can’t tell what it is.

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Almost finished!

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“Glad it wasn’t us.”

House Finch, male.

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House Finch, Female

Happy Birding!

~More Beautiful Hummingbirds in my yard

~Loveland, Colorado, August, 2017

oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

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Drinking nectar from a potted plant.

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oOo-Black-chinned Hummingbird

I  have been trying to capture this male, Black-chinned Hummingbird for awhile. He is very shy, and smart about staying hidden in the trees. These photos aren’t the best, but show his black chin and purple band around the neck.

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Black-chinned Hummingbird

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Purple band appears black without the right light.

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oOo-Broad-tailed Hummingbird

It is late evening and a time for rest.

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In the photo below a female Broad-tailed Hummingbird is sitting on a pine branch looking east. Perhaps she is reflecting on her day or contemplating her upcoming, long journey south.

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Last light before night

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evening’s last light

before darkness descends

stay safe and warm

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Black-chinned

It makes us feel good to provide these tiny birds with energy, in the form of syrup, to assist them along on their long, difficult journey.

 

Happy Dreams, Good Night

 

~Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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flowers bring a smile

lighten the heart with joy

may they grace all tomorrows

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Day Lily-in yellow
Day Lily-in yellow

As you gaze,

upon a Day Lily,

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,

is what you see.

Marigold in Orange
Marigold in Orange
Day Lily in Orange
Day Lily in Orange

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Yesterday, gone

Today, now

Tomorrow, coming  

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Marigold in Yellow
Marigold in Yellow
Cherry Tree
Cherry Tree
Sadly, I haven’t planted many flowers in my yard this year, but the few I have blooming bring me great joy everyday.

~Sweet~


sweet pretty face

bright eyes looking at me

touched my heart

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On a hike, we came upon a flock of Warblers. They were frantically searching the Oak Trees for food. I was trying very hard to capture a fews photos and had just about given up.

This sweet little Pine Warbler flew into a tree in front of me, sat there for awhile, seemingly resting, then flew off. I was able to take a few shots as it sat there. The light was pretty good and I was pleased with the photos. There were also some Palm Warblers flying around.

I did have a few worms fall on me while walking under these moss-covered, Oak trees, which wasn’t fun at all.

Pine Warbler
Pine Warbler

 

Until next time….

~My Contribution to Good Fences #12~

My contribution to

Good Fences

http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.ca

 

A fence 

high in the mountains,

sloped toward the clouds,

kissed by snow drifts.

 

A log fence at 11,796 feet
A log fence at 11,796 feet

 

Howard on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park
Howard on Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

 

Windy and cool!
Windy and cool!

On Tuesday Howard and I took a ride into Rocky Mountain National Park driving all the way to the top of Trail Ridge Road. It was a fun day!