In three directions
Up, down and sideways
Coincidences happen. Let me tell you a story. When I went outside yesterday morning to pick up the newspaper, the birds were making a racket. Amongst the many voices, I recognized the call of our hawks. That explained the upset birds and their frantic alarm cries. I checked on our daffodils, several new ones were blooming. Some were bent over quite a bit, so I used my iPhone to shoot straight down. Then I knelt and held the phone so the camera would look sideways into one of the blossoms.
The hawks’ cries came closer. I looked up and the pair were circling and landed in the sycamore tree at the neighbors. I pointed the camera up at the tree. Of course, the birds were on the far side and couldn’t be recognized in the photo.
Later, I was photoodling and used some of my photos from the morning. Yes, the ones you see here.
Then I decided to check and see what was happening on the internet. Dale Cooper’s Cosmic Photo Challenge was announcing the next topic. It was “Up, down, and sideways“. Hey, I had just done that! Coincidence?
So here are my photooodles in all their glory. Sorry no photos of the hawks. I will get around to them soon enough.
.:. © 2023 Ludwig Keck
Brilliant photo edits Ludwig. I shall await the Hawks too 🙂
Not sure where they are nesting this year. It is close by as I can hear them almost every day now. The watch is on!
An excellently woven together tale, with some fabulous shots to illustrate it. Bonus points for multimedia creativity. ;~}
Thank you, Dale. I’ll buy a bigger hat now 😉