Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Garbage Guy In The Sky


We stand in our backyard every day and watch these Turkey Vultures circling and circling and circling, hardly ever moving their wings. Soaring in search of carrion, our Garbage Guy in the sky... we are thankful to have them in our neighborhood, they keep our streets clean.

They may not be pretty on the ground, but in the sky they are magnificent in flight. They are a protected bird and illegal to harm or hunt.**

Created by MadSnapper using PicMonkey

You have Four Days to create your Valentines in PicMonkey... I have been playing and playing and playing... Waiting to see what you create for the 14th.

24 comments:

Molly TheWally said...

They do look magnificent in the sky and they as you say keep the area clean. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Mersad said...

I really like the font your choose for the card.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hope you enjoyed your anniversary!!!

I too love to watch their grace in flight. And, perhaps not the prettiest bird ever, but I think they get a bum wrap. Somebody's gotta love 'em.

eileeninmd said...

I love watching the vultures in flight, they do look awesome.. Your Valentine's is cute..I wish I was creative..Have a happy day!

Rose said...

The vultures are always circling here, too...well, not now. They are just slowly starting to return here.

TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the vulture shot! love the light in the wings! great detail. :)

SweetMarie said...

They are gorgeous in the sky!
Your Valentine's creation is pretty!

Madi and Mom said...

They are quite magnificent flying.
Years ago I was taking a walk in the neighborhood. From some distance I saw what I thought was a dog in the middle of the road. As I got closer I realized it was a turkey vulture. Oh boy he was not much to look at but when he spread those wings for lift off he became gorgeous and what a wing span
Hugs Cecilia
our 45th anniversary is 2/14..I'm ready got my card and I'm making my guy (and me) a special cake

carolann said...

Nice the birds in flight. Great job.

RoeH said...

I think they are beautiful. That wing spread is incredible. And like you, I appreciate them in Nature.

Terri B said...

I see them soaring across the field all the time..usually just one, but every now and then I will see a gang of them..that's when I know something has died. We watch out for that here because of our animals.

I LOVE your valentine- it says it perfectly, doesn't it!

DeniseinVA said...

You have taken a great photo of this one. They truly are graceful in the air. Lovely Valentine!

Kathy said...

We call them buzzards here! I think turkey vulture sounds better!

Ginny said...

I love your vulture shot! It is super duper clear, even though he is flying! I can even see his eyes! I always feel sad when I see a group circling because something has died. Love your Valentine! I will not even try because I am so bad at it.

Ann Thompson said...

turkey vultures are pretty ugly but they do look pretty graceful in flight
Love your Valentine, really pretty

Rebecca said...

Pretty card. We have turkey vultures too. Lots of them. When they all sit in one tree they are quite a sight.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I agree,the Turkey Vulture is one of the most gorgeous birds in flight.

Deb said...

I love watching turkey buzzards fly! Love your creation.....

Just Me Pooh said...

Very nice shot of the vulture. We have them here too and they do a great job cleaning up the streets. Very nice card sweet Sandra. Hugs

Debby@Just Breathe said...

We never see Turkey Vulture around here but we have hawks soaring above all the time.

DawnTreader said...

That's a really good capture of the flying bird.

Michaele said...

Love that valentine poem. Vultures get a bad rap.

Susannah said...

Yes, those old vultures are pretty in the sky but last year about 10 of them got on top of our large willow tree out in the field. It was a eerie, scary sight. They spread their wings and sat there for about an hour or so. Reminded me of a frightful movie. I don't like the thoughts of them carrying off cats and small dogs that are pets. Okay, I have been negative enough. I'm sorry!

LC said...

We call them buzzards. i have never noticed them in urban areas. i see them often in rural areas, either circling or on the roadside--or in the road-- chowing down.