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Sunday, May 17, 2015
I Heart Macro 103
Months of watching the courtship, nest building, nurturing, teaching; the cardinals are gone. There was a brief storm, the next day a lot of "cheap-ing" and a young bird at the top of the bush, mouth open, begging for food. I thought it was one of theirs, although it didn't really make sense, as I had already seen the fledglings darting in and out of the nest for over a week. The next morning they were gone. I couldn't find the baby, that was likely brown headed cowbird, whose mother dropped it in the nest too late. This evening a hawk swooped down into the bush. I suspect it found the baby bird left behind. I miss the cardinals, I feel sad about that little bird, but it couldn't survive on its own, and may have already been dead or close to it. A hawk has to eat too.
Welcome to Week 103
I Heart Macro
"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World
It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR
I Heart Macro offerings!
Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white, anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence.
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