Why am I coming back to where I’ve never been?
I have wandered here before!

The sun is warm with a cool edge
The leaves are falling away.

The stubble sea is glowing gold
A combine has come and gone.

I drive alone in good company
But scanning for something more.

Creatures appear in tall silhouettes
I smile and try to get close.

Their gait is awkward, their look wary
Still it seems we’ve met before.

The shutter clicks
The magic is mine.

sandhill crane, Saskatchewan, field, walking,

A sure sign of fall is the appearance of the Sandhill Crane. Acres of empty combined fields but this one had visitors. Nice.

sandhill crane, flying, Saskatchewan,

That is an impressive wingspan!

These birds often seem to be doing things in symmetry …

sandhill crane, Saskatchewan, flying, pair,

… even flying!

Latest Comments

  1. ajaytao2010 says:

    Beautiful pics


  2. melodylowes says:

    Se- poetry becomes you! Great pics by the way – so refreshing to see what is typically Sask, but in so clear and sharp an image. Love the flying shot of the wingspan – the colours came out so well. Nice!


  3. jane tims says:

    Hi. I like the line ‘a combine has come and gone’ Jane


    • lylekrahn says:

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I still find it fascinating how each person is attracted to different photos and different lines even though that is hardly a revelation.


  4. photographybycalliec says:

    Excellent set of images, aren’t they beautiful birds. They say three is a crowd but obviously not for these 3. I love the golden colour of the grass, it really suites the image. Just Magic!!
    Cheers Callie


  5. Rejoice For The Day says:

    Not just an impressive wingspan, but an impressive picture. Very nice!


    • lylekrahn says:

      Thanks. That is certainly my favourite. After the adrenaline rush of trying to follow the birds in the air and wildly snapping photos, it sure is nice to have something to show for it.


  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    Super shots of very cool birds I don’t get to see! Great to see your photos!


  7. dakkurt says:

    Excellent. Good work with camera and pen. Congrats!


  8. vanbraman says:

    Reminds me of Kansas. The Sandhill Cranes migrate through every year and there was always an article in the paper about them at that time.


  9. Helga says:

    Your Dad would be so proud of you.


  10. hemouse says:

    It’s a wonderful place with wonderful season and wonderful words


  11. lizziejoy10 says:

    Great photos, beautiful words. Thank you.


  12. Gabriel | 加百利 says:

    this are wonderful photographs! great work


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