Friday, June 3, 2005

MONUMENT COLORADO, June 3

This isn't a very good picture at all, but I love the way the sun seems to shine right through the feathers of the hawk.  These birds are really quite huge and its shadow was like that of an airplane crossing in front of the sun.

   

After taking the picture of hawk I caught sight of the old jalope out of the corner of my eye, almost camoflauged by an equally rusty shed.  The mountainscape taken behind the shed.  I hope the owners of the property realize what treasures they have in their own back yard, in both the old truck and the vista.

All of my photographs have names although I don't always use them when posting the pictures.  This one I call 'Edge of the Storm'.  I think that says it all.

  

The storm was sudden and brought torrential rain and hail.  It passed quickly and left the land refreshed.  The yucca plant is very pretty to look at, but I can personally attest to the wickedness of its pointed leaves.  The cactus is also deceptively attractive.  The spines on the leaves can pierce a leather boot as easily as it would paper... again, I speak from experience.

13 comments:

sylviam4000 said...

Your journal is a feast to the eye. Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful pictures.
Sylvia

labdancer51 said...

Your photos give me a taste of your beautiful state. Have a lovely weekend!  :-)

Sandra xxx

sonensmilinmon said...

What beautiful photographs.  I am so going to enjoy visiting your journal.  I've just added you to my bloglines so I can visit on a regular basis. :-)

Monica
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astaryth said...

As always, Dorn, I love your photos! I know I don't comment each time I visit, but I'm always eager to pop over here when I receive one of your alerts because I know that I will be in for a treat!
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gotomaria said...

The bird photo is very compelling...I've sent you a gif via email that I found of a flying bird (a dove I think) that is flying which this photo reminded me of when I saw it.....We have hawks here in Seattle that fly over the freeways taking advantage of the hot thermal air updrafts...they will circle for hours.   The light shining through the wings is so cool.  Had to write you a Haiku for this one!

Flying Hawk Photo

Hawk above, Flying true
Wingtips filter bright sun
Shining symbol, free

My usual Haiku rules:  17 syllables in 1 minute...

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jeanno43 said...

Stunning pictures, I came here by way of Jools although I think I visited you in the early days of my journal.  You are very talented indeed.

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smjr43 said...

Had the wonderful pleasure of living in Monument for four months before moving into our townhome in Palmer Lake, CO.  Looks like maybe part of Mt. Herman in the background.  I think the picture of the hawk is awesome, how dare you say it is not very good!!!  But, we always seem to be our own worst critics, I am afraid I am the same way.  God, how I wish I still lived there, it is truly has to be a small piece of heaven on earth!!!!  Thanks for showing it to me through your eyes since I cannot be there right now.  I would surely move back in a heartbeat if I could!!!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, am needed back in Sweet Home Alabama for now. :(

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mariebm56 said...

Nice selection of photos, my favorite is the old truck.  Just love the old stuff!!!
~Marie

awen1122 said...

The hawk pictures is AWESOME Dorn!!!!

boiseladie said...

I love all your photos!  You definitely have an "eye" for seeing things.  Thanks for sharing your photos!

jweber6666 said...

What a great insight you have into the world. Thank you for sharing it with me.
A picture saves 1000 words, so you have told your story well!

skibladnir said...

I find your perspective & variety very nice.  Good Job !!

acyrlicstains said...

I have tried so many times to capture a bird in flight.  You made your shot look easy as pie.  I am impressed with your work.  I shall return.

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