08/05/2005: Bird Blogging...
In honor of a Friday Posting from certain retired Blogger who is *missed* around here: I had to post this picture of a Red Headed Whooping Crane (and a short story of where this photo was taken.)
We are in the midst of an Office move from Broadview to Elmhurst and have been driving between the two areas loading up boxes.
Near our old Office is a peculiar little cemetery located in the heart of an Industrial Building / Office Complex. I say "peculiar" because it seems so out of place in that locale – tho’ it clearly existed before the complex was created and grew surrounding this tranquil island of peaceful resting places for the dear departed. It's also a cemetary still actively in operation as there is yet room for more graves and occassional additions to its inhabitants are interred there.
We’ve always remarked on the cemetary's Odd, out-of-character with it’s current environs feeling. But as we drove up to it on this past Saturday-- Lo and Behold was this magnificent Red Headed Whooping Crane - also out of its environs and quite a spectacle to behold.
Not that I needed to take (or post) two pictures, but more to show the SIZE of this thing (as compared to the headstones in the background) you can see how TALL it is. Taller than me I am sure, if I’d been able to stand along side of it.
So for a “Friday Bird Blogging” - Enjoy!!!
Karen on 08.05.05 @ 09:56 AM CST