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A Curious Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

I saw a blur at the side of the trail followed by a shuffling of Leaves.  When I reached the spot where it appeared I had seen movement nothing was there.  An old Tree stump sat among the Leaves and I leaned to the side to see if any being was hiding on the other side. Nothing.  As I moved forward to leave I noticed a head pop up and begin peeking at me from within the stump.

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

I took a few photos and began speaking with the lovely being peering at me. Every couple of seconds her head would rise up a bit further.

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

As I stepped away she vanished and I called out “stay safe”! She popped back up and stared at me LOL

Life is a beautiful adventure…
Love to ALL!
Lee

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Chipmunk


Awakening Spring Forest Hot Springs National Park

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The waking Forest is painted with a gentle dusting of spring.

Love to ALL!
Lee

 


Miniature Dinosaur emerges to bask in spring sun

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

We are not the only ones who enjoys a warm spring day…

Take Care where you step on the trails… if you go off trail many lives may be lost under foot.

Love to ALL!
Lee

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard

HSNP Goat Rock Trail Prairie Lizard


Tiny Butterfly Wing Leaves Awaken to the Spring Sun

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

Tiny Butterfly wing Leaves awaken to the Spring Sun.  Glowing in the warm rays of season’s change they reach up into the blue.  Delicate beauty gently unfurling to herald the revival of the Forest. Buds of emerging seeds as if kissed by a pink sunrise glimmer in the new green.

Happy Spring!
Love to ALL,
Lee

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015

HSNP Upper Dogwood Trail Springs Leaves 2015


Sparrows Enjoying Breakfast in the Cherry Blossoms

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I have been photographing the Cherry Blossoms in the Historic District of Hot Springs, Arkansas for the past five years.  Last year I discovered Sparrows mate among the beautiful blossoms Happy Spring 2014 – Sparrows Dance of Life.

This year I learned they pick and eat the flowers. I was curious to know why are these birds were eating the buds and blossoms? The simple answer is that they are highly nutritious. Some experts believe the blooms have more nutritional value than buds giving flower eating birds an advantage in late winter and or early spring when food can be scarce.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Cherry Blossoms Glowing in the Fog

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Rain, snow, ice bombarded the forming Cherry Blossom Buds twice this year.  I was delighted to see that some buds had survived and were opening to reveal waves of pink.  As I set up my first shot I noticed a light fog rolling off the surrounding mountains to caress the delicate new blossoms.

Love to ALL!
Lee


Pansies are Spring Smiles

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Have a glorious first day of spring and carry the colorful beauty of pansy smiles in your Heart.

Love to ALL!
Lee


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