Mother Earth

I’m participating in a 52 week project with 17 other photographers. We have a theme each week, and post a picture every Friday at 9AM Est.

Our theme this week is mother earth.

If you are interested in reading more about our themes each week click here.

Every spring we drive down our county road to watch the sage chickens strut. They choose the same spot every year to strut. It is hysterical to watch the male sage chickens ‘strut their stuff’  for the female sage chickens’ attention. They make funny sounds, fan their feathers & try to pick a fight with any other male sage chicken that is in the area.

The fight is nothing to worry about though.

They sort of just slap each other with their wings. It reminds me of a british comedy. The two males will just sit staring at each other for what seems like an eternity, and then finally one of the birds will slap out with their wings.

….touche….touche….they seem to say after the whole little wing slapping is over!

Instinct leads them here to ‘strut their stuff,’ and I hope they continue to do it for years to come. It has become a springtime tradition for our family to drive down our county road to watch them.

Now head over to Coastal Bend photographer Kelly Whatley’s blog to see her beautiful picture.

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Kelly B. - May 5, 2011 - 10:50 pm

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! Beautiful shots as usual!

Lisa Turner - May 3, 2011 - 9:45 pm

Hilarious! Great capture.

KellyW - May 1, 2011 - 11:05 am

Another fabulous job with the theme, Kate. So glad you captured a fun tradition!

Faye - April 30, 2011 - 6:56 pm

I love this! Very fitting with your theme 🙂

Hannah - April 30, 2011 - 7:46 am

I really like the top one- so pretty.

Hope - April 29, 2011 - 4:47 pm

Beautiful sky….you make me wanna visit Wyoming!

Kate this is great. Such a creative interpretation. Your writing is amazing along with your captures!

Emily Horton - April 29, 2011 - 8:55 am

Love It! Yes, I can picture it. That sky! It’s such a perfect shade of blue. I absolutely love looking at your photos.

Krista - April 29, 2011 - 7:29 am

That’s hilarious!!! I can totally picture it in my mind thanks to your great writing.

I am envious of your flat land. You can see the horizon. You can do many cool things….. Jealous! I’d have to drive an hour to see the horizon..

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