I danced with a hawk today

I danced with a hawk today, perhaps a juvenile red-tail, but I’m not sure, who decided to play with me on the way to the BSFVB Muster & BBQ.


He flew over the car and landed in a nearby tree. Then got curious for another look.


He looked me right in the eye. We danced.


He showed me his coloring and his great flying skills. Then our song of soaring ended, and he flew away.


I am better at photographing Mother Nature than I am people, but I will post some people shots tomorrow or Monday of the BSVFB Muster/BBQ/Retirement Party. Great food. Great people. Great party.

Redbud & Blue

Redbud & Blue, originally uploaded by wind_dancer.

In honor of Earth Day, as I was a little preoccupied yesterday.

I planted this amazing redbud in the corner of my garden. I babied it for years, as they usually like more water. But, over the years, it has gradually become very drought tolerant.

Here, it is pictured in its between time, when it still has the buds, but is beginning to leaf out.