#319: Winter Launch

It appears the turkey vultures
will be staying the winter:
They launch around nine in the morning
then ride thermals all day.
When I was taking photos of them,
I caught a last leaf of summer:
drifting down,
making me think of words of the hymn:
‘Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.’
It seemed to have been launched
on a flight to earth,
gently brought down by the wind.

5 responses

  1. Great shots, I love getting good bird pictures!

  2. Nice pictures. looks a lovely place to live or visit.

  3. beautiful captures.
    i like especially the last leaf 🙂

    also the name of the boat in the header hehe

  4. two great interpretations of the theme. thanks for sharing. and happy blogging to you in 2012!

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