Dreams

by Laurie Madsen March. 19, 2019 350 views
Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Last night I had a vivid dream. I was walking down a lush and green wooded path and came to an open field, when I rounded the corner I saw hundreds of Sandhill Cranes dancing in the sunrise and whooping as if celebrating a new season.

I didn't have my camera! I turned to go home and get it and I was gradually awoken by the hauntingly beautiful call of cranes outside my bedroom window...beckoning...calling....for me to come....arise....soar...celebrate with us!

I awoke to...well...what we call reality. My surroundings still frozen under snow! BUT- I still hear them calling...

Are they here yet? NO...but they will be soon and I'm answering their call...

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 6 months ago

Lovely dream.....

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Bethany Plonski 2 years, 6 months ago

I love the photo, and now I have to look up what sandhill cranes sound like. smile

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Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

Sandhill cranes are a sound that I love. It reminds me of my childhood in Fl. I would hear their music twice a year . The first time was a joy because cool temps were around the corner the second time was with a bit of sadness because that meant summers heat would be gripping us too so. One year we had a flock of 100 or so land in our closest field to the house. Talk about a wake up call for the ages.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

A sound I love too! I'm glad you have had the opportunity to experience it! It is magical.

 I know spring is HERE when I actually hear their call through my bedroom windows. About a block south of our house, there is an Audubon preserve (wetland) and they gather there in the spring, sometimes by the HUNDREDS and dance, whoop and court. Then they leave to nesting grounds with their mates. I see them dispersed in the fields throughout the summer. When migration time comes, they gather again behind our house, and the calling begins again until they take flight to the south!
I spent a couple of winters in Texas and couldn't BELIEVE the thousands of Sandhill Cranes down there in winter time! They call them "Rib Eye of the Sky"...

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Russell Smith Replied to Laurie Madsen 2 years, 6 months ago

I have heard from old timers when I was growing up that they were quite delicious and I will take their word for it as 100% of what they said was delicious that I tried was delicious. What amazes me is even when they were but a pin point in the sky you could hear them like they were right beside you.

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Russell Smith 2 years, 6 months ago

I guess that's how they got the name "Rib Eye of the Sky"?
They have a hunting season in TX.
Their shrill does carry, it's amazing, and often hauntingly like our loons!
They are not a game bird in MN as far as I know. But they are too pretty to eat, unless one was starving.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

I can hear them too. smile Love the picture - like a spider's web

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Really?
Wow....
I really am traveling with you!smile

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Laurie Madsen Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

I forgot to say- Thank You Antonio!

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