Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stems


I wasn't sure what we would see after all the leaves had fallen on this hike.  But look at the splendid contrast.  I think most of it was due to dreaded buck thorn growth.  Do you see the hawk in this photo?


Now you can see him.  I love the layers of fall color.


The sun sparkles.


Meanwhile the hawk hunts...


He thought maybe the view would be better from here before he finally flew off into the forest.


A splendid stem.


A fuzzy fall flower.

A splendid Fall day at Richardson Nature Center. Priceless.

29 comments:

DJan said...

Beautiful fall photos, and that hawk is simply gorgeous! :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

The hawk is a very handsome bird.

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful bird.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow , you got some terrific photos,and that hawk! Wow!!
love
tweedles

Hilary said...

That hawk is just gorgeous. I haven't seen any around here for a long while. That's probably just as well since we are so fond of our squirrel and chipmunk population. ;)

Great photos of a beautiful area.

Stewart M said...

Great pictures of the hawk - I love seeing birds of prey, but nerve seen to get many images - tomorrow maybe!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Anni said...

I wasn't sure I saw the hawk in the first image...is it in the upper left center?

Wow...great zooming in on that beautiful bird!

And your scenery images along with the wildflowers in seed are incredible.

Thank you for sharing your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Fall is such a pretty time of year!

TexWisGirl said...

so very beautiful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Pretty shots.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Lovely shots! You did a great job in capturing the hawk. I love the layers of colors in the fall, too. Right now it's looking very "November" around here: more brown and rusty red than the brighter colors of October.

Barb said...

You were so lucky to see the hawk. It has quite a regal look amidst that foliage. My daughter and family just moved to St Paul. I spoke with them yesterday and heard there is a bit of snow on the ground.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous dazzling shots!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh, I just love your amazing hawk shots!

Frank said...

Lovely shots of the Hawk and the fall foliage.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great hawk pictures and the late Fall/early winter beauty is captured perfectly in your pictures.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Your pictures are so pretty!

theartofpuro said...

Great photos :) Thanks for the comment :)

Linda Hensley said...

Your photos look like they were taken around the corner from me -- before a lot of snow and ice covered everything this week. Beautiful hawk!

Chris Rohrer said...

What a wonderful place to venture. Beautiful pics!

Andrea Priebe said...

It looks lie a juvenile Cooper's Hawk and an interesting thought is that this is probably the first time he has seen fall colors or I should say experienced fall because they don't really see colors the way we do. Very nice set of pictures and great catch on the Hawk ... we are cold, snowy and our trees are mostly bare ... Brrrr.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Pat Tillett said...

Very pretty scenes and photos! I love seeing birds of prey in person.

Margaret Adamson said...

Good looking Hawk. Love the second from last shot. the lighting is lovely

SuperLux said...

Hawks look powerful and intidmidating. Such fascinating creatures.

Marie said...

There is a special kind of beauty even after the leaves fall! Beautiful. And your hawk is wonderful! You got several really nice shots of him!

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Beautiful clicks Sharon...:)

Lady Lilith said...

Nice. Nature is really beautiful this time of year.

Mary Cromer said...

Gorgeous juvie Red-tailed Hawk~

Pat Tillett said...

Fantastic fall photos! Love the hawk also...