Friday, August 6, 2010

the fox and the hawk

((thanks again to all that have taken the time to stop by...spend a few minutes...leave me a comment...or follow. this is all very overwhelming to me! i appreciate in knowing that there are so many people out there...all over the world...who share in the same interests! thanks!))

there have  been a few 'repeat' questions in 'comments' left following my posts. so i'll quickly answer them here in the hopes that these people will check back...or maybe these same questions have crossed other people's minds after reading through my posts.  "Why do you like bones?"   well, for the same reason i like rocks, stones, driftwood, fossils, feathers...to me, they represent the 'mysterious' side of nature. they are a part of something that was...they have a secret story to tell.
"What type of camera do you use?"   it's a Canon Power Shot SX120. i bought this camera about two months ago...after falling in the water with my old (kodak) camera strapped to my hip! i'm not complaining that i jammed my knee...pulled a few muscles...had to wear a knee brace for a week...because this Canon is the best digital camera i've ever owned.  for the price (under $200.) i highly recommend it!  


...on to other things...
the day before yesterday...late afternoon...walking past the sliding glass door that opens to the back yard...movement caught my eye.  there was a red shouldered hawk on the ground in the middle of the yard. but NOT JUST A HAWK...there was also a grey fox...all the way back toward the edge of the tree line. i grabbed my camera and hoped neither would leave.  i didn't want to open the door and scare him away, so these pictures were taken through the glass.

the fox...sniffing around...not seeming to care about the hawk...

the fox...still trying to decide what to do. (hmmm, should i stay or should i go...)

the hawk, standing his ground, made the final decision...since,  today,  he was there first...this was his turf...

Nature is my medicine.  ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

gotta run...stay cool...  :)



32 comments:

  1. Wow! You are lucky to be so close to things so beautiful! :)

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  2. The hawk is stunning! (I think the fox thought so too!) Love your blog, I enjoy spending time here, and thank you for stopping by mine.

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  3. Amazing, Laura!! Not many people get to witness two beautiful creatures like that, so close together!

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  4. thanks June, Cheri, Becky...and William...for looking...and commenting! as for that last picture...yes, i think i was damn lucky to get that shot!! yeah!! it's amazing all the things (in nature) that are going on around us all the time...that we unfortunately...miss much of the time! :) laura

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  5. Wow! Incredible shots! How fortunate for you. Found your blog through Blogs of Note and was intrigued immediately. I enjoy your eclectic artsy taste and am always happy when someone is from Florida (even though I'm in South Florida and you're up north, and really, they might as well be two different states, but we're Floridians nonetheless :).

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  6. what cute animals! I adore them against! photographers - plus 100 points !!!!!!!!

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  7. I couldn't understand bloging, until now. I keep a gratitude diary. Your blog will go in it tonight. Thanks

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  8. You've taken some really cool pics there! Keep up the good work. They're a joy to see!

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  9. I love your blog and I love the way you do so many creative things. Your art is beautiful and very unique. You are a lucky girl to be able to do all and live in such a glorious place to allow you to connect with nature in such a wonderful way. love and light to you.

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  10. Beautiful! You must have been super still, great shots!

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  11. I love nature; therefore, I love your blog. Stay true

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  12. ..wow!..
    I love it!!.. (._.)

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  13. Oh my goodness , these are fabulous shots. I am still smiling. I just love your blog ,keep it up.Peace

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  15. What superior wildlife to have in your backyard! Love it! Congratulations on being a blog of note! Excellent. Come by when you have a minute. Would love to hear your comments. Levonne's Pretty Pics and A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings.

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  16. wow!! i have to say THANK YOU AGAIN to all of you who have taken the time to stop by and leave me such inspiring notes! i'm blushing...i'm honored...and so happy that i'm able to share a part of my life...pictures...art...with you!! thanks again!! :) laura

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  17. Sweet photos. I especially like the last one with the hawk's wings spread out. Nice action shot.

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  18. Now that was one-in-a-lifetime experience! Yes, I think the hawk made his (or her) point. Grin. Wise fox. And imagine having the camera handy! Love these digital cameras... ATB!

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  19. cool I love this area you know they say share with nature she shares with you follow the fox they guard natures treasures for the leprechauns

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  20. Che meraviglia....che foto fantastiche...la natura è stupenda...è davvero una medicina per l'anima...

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  21. THANKS everybody!!...VM Sehy Photo...Rusty...spirit walker...Patty!! thanks for all your kind words...and YES! some of these photos are ME being in the right place at the right time...with camera close by!! like you said Rusty...thanks to digitals, we can snap away and just delete the ones that don't turn out as good as you had envisioned them!! :)

    thanks again...i hope you can stop by again! laura

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  22. you're a gorgeous photographer. you really have an eye for the universe..peace love and light!
    Keep SnappiN!

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  23. Wow that would be an epic fight. I think both the hawk and the fox would lose

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  24. Thanks Emme and Denver Roofer!! for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a note!! i really appreciate it!! thankyouthankyou!!

    Denver - you mean like the Ultimate Fight?? to the death of both? i hope they just end up 'learning to get along! can't we just all get along??!!' haha!!

    thanks again you 2!! :) laura

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  25. Just find your site...Wow! We share Heart Songs! Even though it sounds like you think you're not ready...you are! Get ready for fame little Lion!

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  26. Thanks Debbie! :) for your kind words...this little lion is overwhelmed with all the attention......but it feels so good to be able to share this...with so many others who can appreciate!! thanks for stopping by and taking the time to send a note!! :) peace & smiles to you...and everyone! laura

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  28. I enjoy your eclectic artsy taste and am always happy.

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  29. this is great laura...wow!

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  30. is that a worm?? so big!! the worm in my country is very small.. i really scared of that type of worm!! yuccky!!
    btw.. like ur picts!! wink*

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  31. What a very cook thing to witness. I love seeing these 'wild america' moments when we are out in the wilderness, too.

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