© Tracy Abell 2011
This Sharp-shinned Hawk stopped by yesterday,
and watched as I photographed it from my deck.
“A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer.
A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay,
but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.”
~ Ernest Hemingway
Apologies to Barb ( ), but I’ll strive for hawk-writer this week.
16 thoughts on “Hawk-Writer”
Great picture and wonderful quotation — hope it’s a hawk writer day for you 🙂
Thank you, Robin. And now I realize your wording makes more sense (hawk-writer rather than writer-hawk).
Wishing you hawk-writing, too!
Beautiful picture again , you’re great with photos!
Have a wonderful hawk writer day!
I’m so glad you enjoy my photos, Anabel! I did have a wonderful hawk-writer day, and hope to have another today.
Still sending you good thoughts as you regain your balance and feel better…
I also hope you have antoher hawk-writer day!
Whoo you calling “bloody,” Hem?
That’s cool. Hawks take the day shift; most owls are nocturnal. I can’t write anything creative in the morning anyway. Shhh; don’t tell my former bosses.
(I think I feel a blog post coming on…)
Re: Whoo you calling “bloody,” Hem?
Then this little arrangements works out perfectly, huh? I’lve got the day shift and you’re covering the night.
(I’m not a huge Hemingway fan but the quote felt apt).
I just love your pictures.
Just think one word at a time…before you know it, you’ll have a page (or two).
I’m glad you like my pictures because I really love sharing them.
I’m doing 500 words per day, and it’s going really well. I can stay on the beam that way and not go off on tangents that get me all mixed up. Hope you’re finding your way back to that one word at a time, too.
Heavens, but he has presence. Here’s betting your manuscript does, too!
Quite the haughty posture, isn’t it? Thanks for having faith in my ms, too, Amy. I’m having fun so far.
That bird is really staring at you. Did it make you a bit nervous? It’s a great picture.
The hawk didn’t make me nervous but I was concerned I’d scare it away. I usually shoot from inside the house but the branches blocked my shot so I went outside.
Very cool. I’m a big sucker for big birds in the wild.
I love big birds, too. I love my finches and other little birds, but the birds of prey are so amazingly powerful.
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