Sky Floating~

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Sand Hill Cranes
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magnificent fliers
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floating in space.
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They drift by
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like giant ballons
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untethered by human hands.
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Proud silhouettes
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kissed by the golden sunset.
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Cheers to you from the wintering cranes at the Salton Sea~

233 thoughts on “Sky Floating~

    • Their calls are awesome and so distinctive, and the sound of the wings when a huge flock take to the sky, is just really special. They are so beautiful in flight, it looks like the take offs are in slow motion. You are lucky to have lived among them 🐦🐦

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  1. Have seen Sandhills nearly all of my life, Cindy. On the farm as I grew up, on lakes and rivers, and even in Florida when I lived there. They seem a solid constant, like a fixed star to me. Thanks for the wonderful reminder. The pics are so clear and crisp it’s like looking out of my window. The pics at sunset are stunning ! Ya done a great job (again)! πŸ™‚

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    • How lucky you are! For me they are a rarity, reminds me of when I travel. In Africa once I was excited about photographing crocodiles on a river. The Africaner women who saw me asked, “Why are you taking photos of those? They are so common.” Not to me. I have only seen them in the wild a handful of times.

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  2. I’d love to see these birds, but oddly they have never been reported on Abaco, despite their strong wings. It’s a relatively short flight across from Florida… and they could even pause on Grand Bahama en route. But they have never been reported there either… So it looks like I’ll have to go to them! RH

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  3. Dearest Cindy, I am sure it is a very busy time for you… I am of course with my darling Michele a little on the sad side, I try not to think about it.. I do miss you all.. especially you and a couple others. well good nite my friend
    Sherri
    I am therefore I am.. is that the right way you say it.. I love it.. may I use it on my other blogs..
    I will put your sculpture up again..
    huggs

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  4. I love birds, Cindy! Your post so often features them which is a true blessing. I think of them as “winged messengers” like earth’s angels. Thank you for the extra bonus of a gorgeous sunset thrown in. πŸ™‚ hugs xo

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      • You are so kind and accepting of my inconsistent visits, Cindy. Just like a great friend, picking up where we left off. . .
        My Dad’s name was Robert, which in a rare way of his he chose to name me, the first one after himself. I treasure that the precious page boy haircut of Christopher Robin became Robin (he does resemble a girl with his cloak on πŸ™‚ ) who my Dad read to me as a young toddler in “House at Pooh Corner.” My younger brothers and I finally learned he was a boy when we went to school. πŸ˜‰
        Thank you for the sweet name compliment which brought back this short story to share with you. ❀

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  5. For a moment there I felt I too was soaring πŸ™‚ Needless to say I loved the photos and your thoughts – “untethered by human hand; proud silhouettes kissed by the golden sunset” Speechless.

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  6. Amazing photos Cindy– they look so stately! I can’t believe the variety of life you find everywhere… So hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas. I wrapped the last gift today– hooray! Christmas hugs from here to you!

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  7. Love to see the cranes. I’m very happy to see that they choose to visit the area. Perhaps there’s hope for the life of that lake still. I read a devistating report about this lake being an environmental disaster. With the drought and lack of run off from the area, it’s very much like the area we used to live in. Here in Alberta, it’s the Cooking Lake Moraine. A vast area of wetlands and grassy lakes. All are low and the window of surviving is closing…sigh

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    • The thing that is amazing about The Salton Sea is that it has been this hugely agriculturally polluted body of water for some time but it continues to support millions of thriving migratory birds. SoCal is finally getting a series of rain storms now. This will help the birds and the sea as it was rapidly evaporating. You are a good friend, my friend. Be well~ ❀

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  8. She’s got her mojo a workin’ but it just won’t work for me! Oh she’s got her mojo a workin’ as good, as good as it can be! Cindy’s got her mojo a workin’ and she’s as could as she can be! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘β€οΈπŸ˜˜

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