Morning Raven

water towers south of Taos, NM

Still running 10 to 15 degrees above average here

Oh, you’ll find it. This is a telephoto shot, but I could hear him (?) squawking all the way across the road. It was all of a piece: a welcome end to Thursday night’s rain, the light about to break through low-hanging clouds, the raven calling the sun.

Just a couple hundred feet above us, light snow. Here a steady drip and drizzle until after midnight. The tall elm trees that shade the house collect the water into giant drops that plonk against the skylight. It’s a fine one, too, that skylight, custom-built fifty years ago with a great big slab of heavy plate glass. I’ve been here for more than ten years and it’s never leaked. Lord, it’s nice when something just works.

Calling the sun seems to, at least if you’re a raven in the morning.

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  • judyinboston December 6, 2014, 5:41 PM

    Found the raven! I’ve been enjoying your spectacular photos. Always makes me a bit homesick, but they do capture the landscape of the West.

    • JHF December 6, 2014, 7:00 PM

      Glad you like the photos. If we move out of this neighborhood, which I sincerely hope occurs, I might not have easy access to the same kinds of views. A lot of what I post here is just from walking out the front door.

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