We’ve had rainy weather and the morning started out cloudy and butt cold. By the time I got home from work, the sky was bright blue. I like to decompress after work so I grabbed the 300mm and headed out for a stroll. I had no idea what I was in for.
This is what the clock tower looked like before work started this spring.
Cracked paint, broken trim work and missing sections of roof.
My goal was to capture an image of the new copper flashing and the weather vane, but when I got closer, I noticed there was a hawk on one of the architectural features.
It seemed like an odd place for a Red-tail, but then my mind flashed back to an instant a couple of weeks ago when I thought I saw a Peregrine Falcon fly by…but didn’t trust myself. Oh my gosh! It is a Peregrine!
I had to throw this photo in. I can just imagine what is going through this Rock Dove's mind, “OH CRAP!”
I wish I had some more lens...this would have been a great shot.
Here is our new clock tower dome. Ain’t it pretty?
To get a real "before" close up look, go to the City Hall web page and see the video at the bottom.