He's Watching Me Like A Hawk
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 02:19PM
Cheryl Crotty


Oh, perhaps he's watching me like a Hawk because he is a hawk...and he's driving me nuts and impacting my life in a negative way...I have a little 6lb dog..Gracie and she has to be leashed at all times...my yard is completely fenced in, just for Gracie, but she can't enjoy her yard anymore...This hawk has been here for months now...someone told me that they go South in the Fall...well when the hell is the fall to this raptor...

Now when I say he's watching us...I'm not kidding...do you see that photo above...his head is twisted completely around to the back...My mom used to say she had eyes in the back of her head, and sometimes it felt like she did, but this terrorist really does...so he sits on this dead tree, with a great view of all that is happening in my yard...fortunately he is in the extra lot and we don't go in there...I asked Jim to have the dead part of the tree taken down but he says it would be to hard to get equipment into that area and to expensive..I know he's right but still it's maddening...stupid thing is double jointed...

So I'm stuck with him...and another thing my Mom used to say is..."if you can't beat em, join em." So that is where it's at...if he plans to take up residence in my yard then I'm going to take up arms and shoot the S.O.B.. So every morning Canon and I take a look, if he's there and the sun is shinning, I shoot..at least I'm getting good practice holding and capturing him with my 100-500 lens..and yes, all these shots are hand held...I think I told you before, I HATE my tripod...this shot is when he decided the hunting wasn't so good at my house today so he's getting ready to leave.....

One last shot before he took off so fast I couldn't keep up with him...but look in those eyes...freaky and evil...and check out the claws...when he wins, his pray has no chance of escape...quite the acrobat also, don't you think...anyways I know the laws of nature...sometimes your the bug and sometimes your the windshield...but I'm always for the down trodden, the helpless one...and so when I hear his screech as he swoops down...it makes me sad..but life is like that for all of us..really.   Sometimes we're up and feeling fulfilled in our lives and the work we are doing and sometimes we feel empty and depleted...so as much as Mr. Hawk is driving me nuts...I know he is just doing what comes natural to him and that he also has to be full...and I'm sure he has his good points but from where I sit, I don't know what they are and if I could have a say in it, whatever good he is doing...I would just ask him to please move the HELL AWAY FROM MY YARD..


There's too many sounds in the world! The sounds of the earth are terrible! The roots squeezing and jostling one another through the clefts, and the crashing of the acorn from the oak. The cry of the little birdeen in under the silence of the hawk!

Lady Gregory

“Perhaps there could be no joy on this planet without an equal weight of pain to balance it out on some unknown scale.” 
― Stephenie Meyer,

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