All summer I hear Sandhill Cranes calling as they fly overhead but we live deep in the woods so I rarely see them until late in the summer when they begin staging. Hundreds of Sandhills gather in the newly harvested fields to fuel up for their migration.
So every afternoon I walk out in search of the flock. Most days I can find them just down the road, a mile or two.
I watch them wander through the fields. I see them leap and dance though I’ve never gotten a very good photo of that. But even the blurry photos serve as good models for sketches. So from last summer’s inspiration, the next piece in the series.
I am still trying to come up with the title. “Invitation” is just the working title. I’m thinking of “Invitation to the. Dance” and “May I Have This Dance?” Any suggestions?