Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday Morning Sandhill Cranes

Sunday morning was a beautiful drive to church.

First, I met a doe and fawn in the road. Beautiful but not unusual. Then as I approached Mattawan, I noticed a sandhill crane along the side of the road.

When I stopped to admire it, two more cranes pranced across the road in front of the car.

The three met on the cornfield side of the road. Dad, mom, and junior were ready for breakfast.

Notice the drought stunted corn. At least it's still green. Some area farmers have given up on their corn crop and plowed it under.

I was a disappointed that I only had my little purse camera. It would have been nice to have the zoom lens I usually use on birds.

After reminding myself that this was a gift from the Lord for my pleasure and not a photo op, I relaxed and watched them feed until I needed to leave to make it to church on time.


shortoldlady said...

How lucky you were to see those lovely birds! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn said...

We get these often in Central Florida. Didnt realize they go up your way as well. Love to watch these birds. yes sometimes events are there to just enjoy, not to record.

kathy b said...

awww, very cool images, little camera or not!

Kathy... said...

Sandhills are amazing birds. We have gone to Nebraska during their migration.... amazing.

Judy S. said...

Great photos! I love these birds. The first time we saw them was in Wisconsin; since then we've seen them in FLA and here in WA. They are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Marguerite. How lucky for you to see such beautiful birds - it was a gift!

Julia Thom said...

What a treat! Thanks for sharing.