Yesterday I was enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend in a garden of a church in Eastport, Annapolis (Saint Luke’s Episcopal). A large group of birds were raising a ruckus. I realized that a hawk was on an upper branch of a tree and the other birds, robins, black birds and blue birds had banded together to drive the predator off of their territory. It was an amazing sight.

Hawk 3

I’m not positive, but I believe it was a red-tailed hawk. It fled the scene only to return a few minutes later. The melodrama was played out two more times in one hour. The third bout of hostilities was still ongoing as we left the garden.

Hawk 1 - war

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes

WWE 3This photo was taken on September 25, 2019.  It may be subtle, but the leaves are beginning to change.

Butterfly 5 b I have to confess.  Autumn is not my favorite season. I photographed this butterfly on September 28, 2019.  It’s colors are fairly seasonal.

Autumn leaves 1At last! Some autumn leaves.  I snapped and cropped this photo on November 24, 2019.Thanksgiving decorations 1Thanksgiving decorations 2And here are some nice Thanksgiving decorations, photographed on November 23, 2019.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn Scenes


Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Bare treesTree 1 cropmystery treeHere are a few interesting trees that caught my eye over the past week or so.  I am submitting them to Dutch Goes the Photo! Tuesday Photo Challenge.  If you follow this link, do explore their blog.  There’s a lot going on there!

Ragtag Daily Prompts: How Green is Blue

TreesI used two trees to frame this photograph of a vine-covered tree. Too cool for school, or what? This is my entry for Ragtag Daily Prompt- How Green is Blue? (a.k.a. RDP).

#Ragtag Daily Prompt #RDP #How Green is Blue?

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: September 16, 2019

Autumn leavesThe plan had been to post some pretty mums today; however, when I saw Cee’s post for today, I felt compelled to follow suit. Isn’t it funny how great minds think alike? I took this photograph less than twelve hours ago.

#Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge #FOTD #Autumn leaves