Category Archives: wildlife

Thoughts on Time

I thought about the new year while sitting in a tree. I did the same thing last year, time matters not to me.Tell me, honestly— Did you see the day pass by the last second in-between, when time inside someone’s … Continue reading

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Deer with Hungry Eyes

Ice and snow falling, covering the cold hard ground. Deer with hungry eyes come close to my house searching for something to eat. Many of these deer will not make it through winter. It is sad to see there are … Continue reading

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Worried Birds and Winter Weather

A worried blue jay came to see me yesterday and loudly proclaimed: “I am here to issue a winter weather warning, so please listen carefully to everything I say. Don’t be fooled by this warm sun, for tomorrow all will … Continue reading

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Thankful for Life

Standing here thinking how lucky I am to be alive at this time, enjoying a cold autumn afternoon! Don’t need many things or stuff all around me— No matter what possessions I have or don’t have, I’m thankful for life … Continue reading

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Glass Door Relationships

Searching for acorns, a squirrel suddenly saw the man of her dreams sitting behind a glass door. She stopped what she was doing and ran with great excitement to take a closer look. She tenderly touched his soft dark brown … Continue reading

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Bluebird House with Chandelier

Each spring, bluebirds move into the narrow newspaper holder beneath our mailbox. Even though we don’t get the newspaper, it isn’t the safest place for them to live. Without looking, people drive by and shove advertisements over their nest and … Continue reading

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Thinking about Being

While I was thinking about being and wondering why I’m here, time appeared before my eyes and melted into years. Yesterday, I was so young and now somehow I’m old? I used to do a lot but now….I don’t do … Continue reading

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The Hawk Stands with No Fear

I looked out of my kitchen window this morning and saw a hawk standing on my porch railing, staring intently at something in the grass. What a wonderful surprise!  I was afraid that I would scare it away if I … Continue reading

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Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

A long time ago, the Hawaiians named this species of seal “llio holo I ka uaua” (dog that runs in rough water). Now the Hawaiian monk seal has become one of the most endangered species in the world, with only … Continue reading

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Behold the Black Swan

Behold the black swan floating between images of carps and clouds in cool pond waters reflecting. With regal beauty and form, the humble bow of the black swan took my breath away.    ~ms ***I took these photos on the … Continue reading

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Buck in Birch Shadows

In the past few years, I have seen quite a few deer in my backyard munching on various plants. But the summer of 2010 was the first (and only) time that I have ever seen a buck with a full set … Continue reading

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Snow Cold Feet

Birds with snow cold feet quietly meditate on winter’s reflection, appreciating the chance to experience a snowy river. I took these photos during a snowstorm in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The birds and I were standing on the city dock,  near the old train bridge … Continue reading

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Black-Crowned Night Heron Waiting

Where land meets water under the Hawaiian sun, a black-crowned night heron (’auku’u) stands with no bait, no lure, and without a fishing pole, patiently waiting for the perfect fish to come swimming by. Suddenly… the ‘auku’u makes its move snap, shake, and … Continue reading

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Honking Attitude

The loudest goose yelled— I thought we were flying south where no lakes are filled with icy cold water. This is not acceptable! I’m not getting in. The lead goose replied sternly— You must remember we are geese from Canada. This is Virginia which … Continue reading

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Duck Quack Reprimand

What? Where is our bread? You brought a camera instead? How thoughtless is that! Now…. Have you anything to say in your own defense before we quack you away? Yes, actually I do have something to say. You don’t need more … Continue reading

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Reflections and Shadows

On this autumn day, nature recreates itself with duck reflections and a butterfly shadow….. ~ms

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Squirrel Dilemma

In  a grassy field a squirrel worked all morning burying acorns. But then… children came to play, and the squirrel was forced to run away. The squirrel climbed up the nearest tree and sat on a limb staring down annoyed…… She had … Continue reading

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Bluebird of Consternation

On a leafless branch the bluebird of happiness sits glaring at me. Happiness I once was he sang with a voice of cool blue consternation. But you did not notice because your thoughts were focused on decaying, dying leaves. There is more to life than … Continue reading

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Curiosity with a Camera

A mother’s concern reaches out, touching my heart. Don’t worry about me, mom through this lens looking…. I am curiosity with a camera Your baby is safe!    ~ms

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