Tag Archives: nature

Happy Bunny Day: Love somebunny today!

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This goes out to people who 

are of any or no faith, 

sending hugs and 

jelly bean kisses

to all and hope

you have fun!

Go ahead hop on

over to your

lonely, 

solitary

neighbor’s 

house with a 

floral bouquet or

a basket of candy!

🌈  ❤  💐

Spring and Easter message:

“One touch of nature makes

the whole world kin.”

~ William Shakespeare,

English playwright

and Dramatist,

(1564 – 1616)

Ducks under evergreen trees

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In early morning, 

I am awakened by ducks,

Quacking and caterwauling,

Nearly too noisy to sleep!

Grandson, Micah, tells me he

thinks they are “having romance!”

Some may be shocked an 8 year old

who has this frame of mind,

but I remember when 

Animal Kingdom ~ 

(Television series)

National Geographic ~

(Magazine)

were part of my growing up

Informal sex education!

The “birds and the bees”

were never a hidden secret

around my scientific father nor

my high school teaching mother.

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“Wild Kingdom” produced by

Mutual of Omaha, was hosted 

From 1963 until 1985 by

the renowned Marlin Perkins.

He also was the director to

The New York Zoo in

Buffalo, New York, 

the Lincoln Zoo

in Chicago, Illinois

and the St. Louis Zoo.

Thank you for not forgetting

those magical nature programs!

Tree shadow on the moon

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Full Worm Moon, held in  

outstretched thin fingers

only represented by top branches.

You are our spring moon,

Indicating softened dirt,

Preparing earth for birds like 

robins who like to dig for worms.

Native American moon names

(specifically, Algonquin tribe)

were shared with Colonial

new Americans,

open to ways

to understand

a wild land.

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Sent through family member’s

connection, one from a 

social media form.

Sharing with you

means possibly

not able to

attribute or

give credit.

~When moon photo 

is enlarged, the

letters spell 

Kim McFry,

possible 

photographer.

Trees are elegant

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Stately sturdy trees,

Elegant, balanced examples of

Nature’s soldiers.

Their beauty is bewitching,

Silhouettes enchanting,

Nature’s finest example of giving:

Oxygen, 

thanks to green chlorophyll,

Homes for. . .

creatures as big as 

Orangutans and Cheetahs,

(Children, too.)

Homes for. . .

songsters sweet and chirping.

Chittering, chattering pranksters

chipmunks and squirrels

chasing each other, 

such scampering imps!

Trees open their arms

and embrace us all.

In their final hour, 

providing

wood for warmth

and furniture.

words written by ~

Robin Oldrieve Cochran.

Winter in January, 2017.

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Prayer at Sunrise

“O greater Maker of this Thy great sun,

Give me the strength this 

one day’s race to run.

Fill me with light,

Fill me with sunlight strength.

Fill me with joy to rob

the day its length.

Light from within,

Light that will outward shine,

Strength to make stronger 

some weaker heart than mine.

Joy to make glad each soul

that feels its touch;

Great Father of the sun,

I ask this much.”

~ James Weldon Johnson

Early morning fog and sunbeams

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~ the location ~

Overlooking an intersection,

crosswalks help students to

hurry where fields of lacrosse, 

soccer and baseball were played 

from Spring through Fall. 

~ the view ~

The fog floats over now quiet

green campus grounds,

drifting sleepily along.

~ my wish ~

Hope this makes your day 

burst into sunbeams!

It is the last Sunday of November,

month full of so much in content

where gratefulness was present.

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~ a quotation from 

John Henry Jowett ~

“Thankfulness is not a minor virtue.

It is not one of the elementary virtues

that may be left behind as we become

more mature. I believe thankfulness

is essential to the strength of every

virtue, and that without it, every 

other branch is starved and lean.

Life without thankfulness is devoid 

of love and passion. Hope without 

thankfulness is lacking in fine

perception. Faith without

thankfulness lacks strength

and fortitude. Every virtue

divorced from thankfulness

is maimed and limps 

along the spiritual road.”

Hope your Sunday is full

of gratitude and serenity.

Watercolor inspired by Anneli’s photograph

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Anneli’s travel post from

going through Missoula, Montana

will share five photographs which

included the inspiration for this

Sunday morning painting I did.

It could have more details or depth 

but I tend to worry about messing

with watercolors and how they

“get muddy!” I hope you will

check out my dear friend,

Anneli’s post found at:

Turning Seasons

While you are visiting her,

take a look at her books she wrote,

as well as the natural wonders,

her dogs, Emma and Ruby,

and much more there!