Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bench with Shadows ... or Shadows with Bench???

I saw this intriguing shadow shot in town a couple of weeks ago.
It was hard, even when standing across the street, to tell where the bench ended and the shadows began!

I am joining in with "Shadow Shot Sunday 2" today.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Guy Who Drew the Short Straw ...

I was back at the nature park last week, and happened to catch this guy ... whose unenviable job it was to pressure wash the (really crusty) sidewalk where the geese hang out to cross the street.

I hope he is well paid; but somehow I don't think so!

I am linking this up with "Friday's Fences"

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Vulture Surprise

I was walking the other day, when these vultures caught my eye. I mean how could I miss seeing them - they were HUGE!

They were attracted by something (I won't go into detail here, it was kinda gross) that the local coyote pack had killed and left part behind on the old church parking lot ...

As I inched closer to get a better look, both of the vultures suddenly swooped their wings open.
And sat there like this.
For a good 3 or 4 minutes!
I think it must be their intimidation pose.
(like I would really try to steal their food!!!)

As I was closing in on one of the vultures, another bird buzzed into the shot - it was a tiny hummingbird!

It sat in the tree with the vulture - providing an amazing contrast of size.
The hummingbird was about the same size as that vulture's beak!

I soon had to go home, and the vultures have since cleaned up their dinner plate and departed.

I'm so glad I got the opportunity to see them up close and personal!