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Grasshopper Camouflage

Standing motionless surrounded by old brown grass baking in the sun, how did you notice me and my perfect grasshopper summer camouflage? ~ms I saw the grasshopper from a distance, in spite of its clever camouflage,  because its long legs … Continue reading

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Plight of the Kites

An unsuspecting kite on wings of wind dancing in the bright sunlight. Focused on blue sky, it paid little attention to dark shadows nearby.  Watch out—NO—too late! Zing! Bounce! Thwack! Its freedom faded quickly, hung on limbs of fate. The … Continue reading

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Cherry Trees Announcing Spring

A gift from Japan— cherry trees announcing spring blooms pink in D.C.      ~ ms In 1912, the cherry trees that are now growing around the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., were given to the United States as a … Continue reading

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Wordless Language

Listen! Beneath the setting sun by the water’s edge, trees are telling stories in the fading light.  Creaking and cracking bending in the wind, talking to each other in windswept sighs— their wordless language still unknown to man.      ~ms  

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Shivering Pine Tree

Shivering pine tree burdened by a heavy snow dripping ice cold tears on spring flowers far below… so tired of winter!         ~ms Just My Imagination ********************************************************************** I said, “Wow! The bent over pine tree in this photo looks like a … 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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Natural Haiku

Water on the rocks perfect drink  for tired eyes… Lazy summer day Basket of acorns shadowed by afternoon sun… Squirrels chattering!    ~ms

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