A Glossy Black Raven's Wing
For Poetry Month, I want to share this greeting card, which I designed with a photograph of a beautiful Raven, landing on an exposed Juniper branch.
There is a striking Raven couple who has lived here since before we acquired this land. They were the first to greet me when I initially walked this completely undeveloped acreage. The property's only possible inhabitants would have been Native Americans, and it borders tribal lands.
There are two versions of this card here. While I do not usually "enhance" my nature photography, this image just seemed to lend itself to being color tinted to express a certain feel, which is seen in the bottom photo. The text on the card reads:
A shadow suddenly sweeps the ground
Announcing a visitor
A bare limb senses the approach,
Then feels a graceful, weighty landing
A glossy black Raven's wing opens wide
A world of wonder
Before my tear-filled eyes...
It is my heartfelt hope that you take time to observe and enjoy watching birds in Nature.
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