This is the last in the 2005 series - tomorrow we start 06.
We have a small farmers' market in the parking lot of the apartments just outside our neighborhood. John went with me today, and while I shopped, he clicked away. These people get up at dawn, harvest crops and drive here from 150mi away.....really fresh, wonderful produce. No need for me to caption these, just scroll and drool.
And earlier today, I heard plaintive, very loud cries...it was this young hawk....it was HUGE, but clearly a baby...yellow eyes and typical baby bird cries....It was so loud, all the prey within hearing had likely taken cover, and mom and dad had to go away to find food....sorry about the photo quality, but it was about noon, bight sunshine, and he was several hundred feet away, very high up. I still was happy to catch him mid-cry.