My very favorite part of the front yard is seeing the occasional fox or deer, but also the regular squirrels and rabbits who visit. Yes, I like taking photos of my flowers during the summer but so enjoy seeing other living creatures munch on the clover.
In the dead of winter I get the fullest, bare-bone understanding of where I am, and how I and my garden and little 1/4 acre homestead are connected to the larger world. A hawk passes over my yard in a second. In one minute how much more has it experienced than me? Whose perspective is deeper and richer? Whose life would suffer more for the lack of the other? The answer to that last question should be obvious.
He says it so much more beautifully than me.Technorati Tags: hawk, red tail hawk, wildlife, wildlife in the garden