Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Hopping, Snorting and Munching Among the Wildflowers

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Sometimes when I go out to hike in search of a particular item to photograph Nature has other plans.  Today I wanted to return to the park to get better photographs of Pennsylvania Smartweed.  A Lovely Blue Jay watched me from a Tree above to be sure I was behaving in the Forest.  I moved further along and was bent over the edge of a small gulley when I heard a snort behind me.  I stood up and turned only to be blinded by the bright sunlight.  Unable to see clearly I took a picture and continued with my Wildflower hunt.  A few minutes later another loud snort, turning slowly eyes squinted I spotted a pair of large ears.  A wonderful sighting of a young Whitetail Deer still sporting now fading white spots on tan.  A beautiful gift from Nature.

Heading back to meet up with Rick on the Promenade I stopped to get a drink at the fountain.  As I bent down toward the water it became apparent I was not alone.  Perched on the edge of the stainless steel flow guide sat a Redback Hopping Spider. We both partook of the refreshing fluid.

When I could not find Rick in the park I called him on my cell phone and discovered he was already home.  I looked at my watch and discovered I had been out longer than planned, as usual.   Traveling down the Tufa Terrace Trail I heard munching in the Tree above me. I looked up to see a sweet Squirrel foraging for nuts and leaves to create a feast.  This inspired me to head home for my own vegan lunch.

Love to All!

In the Universe there are journeys written yet to begin within Dreams waiting to be born in the Hearts of mankind. ~ Lee Hiller-London

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One response

  1. From jumping red spiders to spotted deer; yet more gorgeous photos. Way to go baby. Love ur DH Rick x0x0x0x0

    September 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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