Sunday, April 4, 2010

Update and Inspiration

I want to thank everyone who has been so kind and sent messages of healing and warmth to myself and my husband. When he arrived home on Thursday night from an out-of-town business trip, his left leg was swollen to such an extent that it didn't even look like his own, anymore. Tests revealed a DVT high up in the thigh that was blocking all blood flow to that leg. He's now being treated in the hospital with blood thinners.

He remains bed-bound but has a shot at coming home today, so wish us luck!

In the meantime, with no time or mental energy for creative ventures, I thought I'd post some shots I took last week that I've found inspirational.

Hearing a loud commotion outside that could only be crows fighting hawks, I snatched my camera up and ran out to try and capture it. As I swooped the camera around to try and catch the in-flight battle, I caught interesting silhouettes of the birds. (Click the photos to see a better image.)

I call crows the cops of the neighborhood, because they gang up to keep hawks away and will spend a great deal of time swooping, diving, screeching and flapping at the hawks to move them along. Usually one or two crows can't ruffle the feathers of a huge hawk, but six or seven crows can hurry along nearly any hawk who dares dawdle on the power lines.

The final shot I got before they all flew off was totally bird-free (they move FAST, and often all I get is a photo of an empty sky) but still fascinating to me in terms of design.

If hubby makes it home from the hospital today, you can expect to start seeing your lovely emails answered in the next couple of days. Thank you all for such warm support.

Happy creating!
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