Sunday, March 11, 2012

NEVER SEEN...




UNTIL YESTERDAY MORNING,
I'D NEVER SEEN A FLOCK OF CRANES.

FLYING IN FROM THE EAST
TOWARD WHERE I STOOD 
IN THE SAND DUNES 
AT THE EDGE OF OUR BIG LAKE,
THEIR CALLS TOOK ME TO MY KNEES











and made me
COMPLETELY PRESENT

10 comments:

  1. How amazing to see a flock of cranes flying above you, Neva. Once I went out to the refuge near our house and saw hundreds of snow geese. It was such a beautiful sight, I will never forget the sounds of their calls and their wings over my head. Everything is so lovely here. Your photographs are strong and soft.
    roxanne

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  2. Wow, how beautiful and how amazing the power of that moment. I've never experienced that, I wonder about the calls as they took you to your knees... that's something.

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  3. jolie prise...ces oiseaux sont magnifiques...

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  4. How wonderful to have experienced this Neva! Late one afternoon, after a storm, as the sun was breaking out of the clouds, a pair of Gymnogenes (large raptors)flew straight towards and then over me, so close I could see the fine details of each feather. A moment when I wanted to drop to my knees.

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  5. oh my... takes my breath away, I have seen one or two here, but a whole flock... amazing..... x

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    1. it was very amazing! call me "suddenly very curious about cranes"...x0

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  6. Yes, yes, yes, on knees before the glory of teaming life!
    Thank you Neva. "My heart and your heart have been friends for a long, long time."

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  7. Great moment, time to watch "Winged Migration" again.

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  8. Yes, completely present and in the moment... breath in and breath out.

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  9. the Japanese call them "the bird of happiness"

    simply breathtaking

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