|photo Elise VanCise|
The cranes walked though the grass elegant, heads held high. They watched me as I stood on the porch watching them in return. Their long necks bent beaks to the ground. They picked at the blades of grass looking for a morsel.
One scratches at the dirt making a soft calling sound. A youngling walks slowly over it its parent nibbling the offered bits. After their meal the family wanders around the yard looking for a sunny spot.
Once they find the perfect place they fluff and primp. One opens its wings full stretch. The magnificent creature rose to the tips of his toes as if to take flight.
After a moment passed he flapped his wings and closed them turning to nuzzle his mate. The family finished with their visit turned together and made their way back to the wood.
I would have to wait for another visit from my feathered friends.
The photo above was taken in my front yard. Almost every day I get a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Crane and their 3 younglings. I love to watch them and take pictures they are so beautiful in the way they move.
Canvas is a Winner!
My entry to The Nature of Magic Blogfest won first prize by popular vote! Thank you to Tessa and Laura for hosting the fest. There were so many great entries to choose the finalists from. Thank you to all who read and voted for your support.
If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet go here: Canvas
Don’t forget to go to Rose’s blog and read the next part here Canvas: Mia Arrives.