It almost looked like there was some sadness in this red-tailed hawk’s eye.
I wonder what he was thinking about.
I was visiting Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC, looking to photograph the fall flowers.
A butterfly bush (yes that is its name) caught my attention
as the skippers, cabbage and sulfur butterflies flitted about…
and a single, glowing, male monarch butterfly.
Oh, wow, I thought that all of them had already left for Mexico, their winter home.
winter morning golden hour, Big Lake, Umstead State Park
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