Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sometimes Inspiration Does Drop Out of the Sky

While I was out walking the other day, I saw a large bird circling high in the sky. It dropped down closer to street level then headed for a tree. I thought it had flown away.
When I was walking back home, I saw it standing on one of the lawns. I got one picture of it standing before it flew into a tree.

Of course, when I got home; I had to write something. As a matter of fact, I thought I could kill could use the piece for two purposes.
That day, the prompt for Khara House's Our Lost Jungle Thirty by Thirty Challenge was red. Since my new friend has a red head, I thought he was an acceptable subject for the prompt. Secondly, I would have a new photo-poem combination.

New Neighbor?
Circling, circling
in an easy glide.
Wings spread wide.
Landing on a lawn.
Sitting in a tree.
Are you looking
for new lodgings, or
simply visiting?

Have you ever had inspiration drop out of the sky? Do you like to write about or photograph nature?

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  1. Wow, great shot! I've never seen a turkey vulture standing still before! They're always circling the sky over the woods around my house. Love the poem, too!!

    1. Thanks, Becca. It was really high above the trees when I first saw it. There didn't seem to be anything in particular that had captured its attention.

  2. great way to look at this - inspiration dropping out of the sky. and the poem is great - i think i'll pass on vultures for neighbors. :)

    1. Thanks, Bolton. I had to go for the one-liner.

  3. Amazing! I saw a turkey vulture in a zoo once but never in the wild.

    1. I saw a hawk in the neighborhood once, but this was the first time for a turkey vulture.