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Ominous September Image (+1 inset)

Ominous September Image (+1 inset) 

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The memory card in my Sony camera had been sitting uncopied since Steve and I got back from our trip to Vancouver Island last September. When I got the pictures of the quail on the railing last week I was prompted to finally copy the card onto my computer. I hadn't taken a lot of pictures but the images I have taken are turning out to be pretty cool and I keep going back to process more of them.

This morning I looked at some pictures I took of a large group of vultures circling overhead amidst a stormy, cloud-filled sky. Above are ominous, black clouds; below is the edge of the tree-lined hillside on the far side of the valley. I get the feeling of doom and anxiety when I look at it, and the interesting thing is that it's almost like a foreteller of what was on its way for all of us. I'm also sharing a second picture that shows the birds in front of the clouds.

The good news is that these pictures don't reflect my current mood, which is looking up as the days pass. I am going to take some time away though so it may be another week or two before I post. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Explored on 5/28/20; highest placement 11.

fifi, Daniel Palacin, RHH, Jean-louis Thiaudiere and 39 other people have particularly liked this photo

24 comments - The latest ones
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Belle et remarquable atmosphère nébuleuse bien enjolivée par l’envolée de ces vautours.
HFF et agreable weekend.
2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
Nice look to the sky*******************
2 months ago.
cammino club
Wonderful autumnal cloudscape. It is so beautiful as the birds are sailing in the storm! It's good to hear you're feeling better.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice sky-shot, Janet !
2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
Every cloud has a silver lining !!!! we have a saying for every situation, I was thinking Buzzards you don't get vultures here. The fascinating thing with clouds they are constantly changing never to be seen again
2 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
SPLENDID capture, Janet ****************************************************
2 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
2 months ago.
uwschu club
Lass es dir gut gehen, Janet, schöne Aufnahme
2 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
Stay well, Janet!
2 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
j' ai jamais vu tant de vautours !!
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
liggen toch geen lijken dat die vogels daar zo ronddraaien ?
2 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Yes it does look ominous looking at those clouds and with those vultures circling - something down below was on their radar!!!! Again I told you not to worry about signing off for a short while, it's all understandable - just as long as you do come back that is!!! Just give the squidgey gang a hug from me. Love and hugs xxxx
2 months ago.
 José Manuel Polo
José Manuel Polo club
Un cielo fuerte, agresivo. Los buitres también vuelan en círculos cuando los cazadores enviscaran una res y la dejan sus visceras en el monte, o cuando una oveja pare en monte.
2 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional pair and ominous indeed! Perhaps they had some insight of the coming pandemic? Perhaps they sensed death in advance? :( Enjoy your time off! Stay well!

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2 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Belle scène, angoissante tout de même !
Bon week-end, Janet !
2 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club

2 months ago.
neira-Dan club
une photo bien angoissante
2 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Ominous black clouds full of ominous black birds..............what a great metaphor for the current pandemic!

I love both of these images Janet - wonderful cloudage and light in both and I especially like the tiny silhouetted birds.

Thank heavens it's not also a metaphor for the way you are feeling at the moment - it's wonderful that things are looking up for you :-) Take all the time you need Janet, above all look after yourselves.

See you when we see you.....................
2 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
it brings a feeling of frredom, birds don't know borders. (and I hope no Corona too)
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work my friend.
Have a nice weekend, and stay well.
2 months ago.
 Michel Cremoux
Michel Cremoux club
Excellente photo quelque peu angoissante !!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
In dieser bedrohlichen Stimmung suchen die Geier an Beute, Janet.
Starkes Foto.
Freundliche Grüße, eine gute Woche und bleib gesund
7 weeks ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Somehow I haven't visited your photos in a few weeks. I guess I don't consider vultures particularly gloomy. They are part of my morning. They are sitting on the power poles early in the morning, drying the dew off their feathers. Then, a little later, one by one they take a few flaps and are ready to soar high up looking down on us on the ground. In the evening, I watch them returning to their power poles for the evening.
Best wishes for the coming week, Janet.
7 weeks ago.
RHH club
Such a beautiful sky, Janet, and superb photos. Don't expect anything else from you though. It's great, too, that you've gotten past your worries about this covid thing and I very much appreciated the note you sent separately. So thankful that you and Steve are doing well.

We returned last night from an excursion up the Lake Huron shore of Michigan. Started at the thumb and worked our way up near to the Mackinac Bridge. I think we saw six lighthouses along the way and an endless number of lakes and state parks. It was a great two days.

Found several orchids in bloom as well, a lot of Yellow Lady's Slippers and a tiny little orchid called a Rose Pogonia. Lots of other wildflowers and birds as well. We went with the son who is a builder and his wife and had a wonderful and relaxing time with them.

The lakes are very high with beaches gone, houses falling into the lakes, lakeside trails swamped, etc. I suppose some would ascribe it to global warming but I'm not so sure. The lakes seem to go in cycles and I can remember similar times from when I was much younger.

We are going to send you a bunch of Petosky stones but it probablyw on't be until we get back home, and, guess what? The son with whom we traveled and who spent as much time as Nancy did looking for them is getting her a rock tumbler! She is, as you can imagine, excited.

Along those lines what was the tumbler you recommended? They want to order it while we're here and have it delivered to our house. And that reminds me that we leave tomorrow for Indiana and a wedding there (niece) and then leave again Monday for home. Eager to go.
6 weeks ago.

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