Monday, September 2, 2013

Photo Heart Connection: August

This beauty came and sat on our deck the other day and I almost fell off the sofa when I spied it.  I usually see hawks on telephone poles while I'm out driving or perched high up in distant trees but rarely have I seen one so close up. 
 
Unfortunately my camera was in another room and when I moved to retrieve it, the hawk flew off.  My heart sank until I realized it had flown onto our other deck and I was able to get two fumbled shots before it flew away.
 
 
Many believe that Hawks signify awareness, perspective, insight, truth, strength, initiative, decisiveness and creativity.  I'd like to think I can tap into all of those.
 
 
I've also been enjoying the visitors to our feeders this past month too.  They each have such unique characteristics and I never tire of watching them.
 

Linking up with Photo Heart Connection

22 comments:

  1. wow! that is so cool. he looks young, and hungry :)

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  2. Beautiful, and it sure doesn't look like a fumbled shot to me...I always love your visitors to the feeder. And, I would love to tap into those qualities too!! xo

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  3. What a great shot, Kathryn! What a gift from the Hawk to you--just the sight of it. Awareness, perspective, insight, truth ... You have all those things inside of you. The Hawk just wanted you to see it, too!
    --Michele at Sweet Leaf, visiting from PHC.

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment. :0)

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  4. Isn't it wonderful to have these feathered visitors?
    I had been longing to see hummingbirds this summer. They never came.
    I put up a finch feeder ... and they DID come!
    Love your shots!

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  5. Our feeders are busy this year, too. The hummingbirds, though, have taken over this morning. I just love it. Some American Indian tribes see the hawk as the messenger, inviting us to pay attention to what's happening in the moment.

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    1. Hummingbirds are so beautiful. We have some visiting us at the moment although the darn raccoons keep emptying the sugar water out each night. Love the hawk as a messenger.

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  6. I'm just getting lots of sparrows, a nuthatch and a cardinal right now. Too hot I suppose.

    Great capture of the hawk Kathryn. Ours are usually on poles or flying away from me. :)

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  7. I just love your bird images. They've made me become so much more aware and appreciative of these creatures. Harbingers of hope and reminders of what is both strong and fragile at the same time - if that even makes sense.

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  8. wow!! What a treat to see one so very close up. Hawks have always shown up at fairly momentous times in my life.

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  9. I would have fallen off the couch too! Then been too nervous to hold the camera still for the shot! Great capture!

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  10. What gorgeous photos of beautiful birds! Im sure you possess all those traits xxx

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  11. Amazing capture! Certainly not something you see everyday up close like this.

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  12. wow what a cool shot of the hawk...def dont see them up close all the time...love all the little birds....so colorful and playful too...we like to watch them dance around the feeder....

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  13. What an amazing experience! Congrats on the capture. I didn't realize that hawks symbolized so much! Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection.

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  14. For a fumbled shot-that's pretty awesome. Visiting you not by chance I'd say, but more as a reminder of the qualities you possess that sometimes you've forgotten. Nicely done.

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  15. That is pretty cool! He DOES look young and thin.

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  16. The shots are awesome and I love the feathered visitors ~

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  17. Beautiful series of images, and I love the connection to your heart.

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  18. The hawk is stunning! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy PHC,
    rinda

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  19. Wow wahat a great bird photos, i love them all, i love birds

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