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Stroll in the Park for Our First Wedding Anniversary

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Today is my First Wedding Anniversary… I had a lovely early morning stroll in Hot Springs National Park with my beloved husband Rick. A breeze lifted a bit of the heat even though the skies were dotted with dark clouds.

Lovely creatures join us as we moved along the promenade. A sweet Carolina Chickadee sings between pecking at a green seed held against a branch above us in a leafy Tree.  Further up the path a juvenile Northern Mockingbird is hopping in and out of the gaps in a chain link fence.  Ants feasted on something dropped on the brick surface and a Squirrel is foraging for Nuts on a rise to our left.  Below us a colorful Mourning Dove gathers vital nesting materials. It is a perfect day immersed within Natures Love at my Husband’s side.

Much Love to ALL!

Happy 1st Anniversary to my Beloved Husband Rick

Sweet Creatures On A Heavenly Autumn Twilight Hike

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Field Notes:
A male Red-Bellied Woodpecker flew to a large Tree where the Squirrels all store their nuts. He hopped up the side to a knot in the trunk, stuck his beak in, dug and pulled until he had a nut.  The Woodpecker turned it’s head to show off the prize and then flew off with it in it’s beak.

It was a a festival of nut gathering and the park was buzzing with squirrels. They were everywhere digging, pulling, carrying and eating.  There was a wonderful Ninja Squirrel striking a standing squat pose, while another was dropping nut casing on my head from high in a Tree.  There was leaping, running and diving as each worked it’s small territory across the park lawns.  It was a delightful sight.

Autumn is still a mix of green, gold, rust and fiery red leaves all along the promenade.  The lowering sun ignites the color within each Tree.  A flock of racing pigeons are taking their regular night stop on the top of the hospital tower.  As the sun begins to set behind West Mountain a glimpse of Heaven appears in the sky.  A Blue Moon rises to finish the perfect hike with my beloved husband.

Step outside and enjoy Nature’s elegant seasonal transition.
Much Love,


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