Life’s little mystery

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This fallen piece of tree trunk amazed me.  It made me wonder how time, weather, and nature can carve something to resemble an object.  Is it the forces of the elements or nature’s magic?  What ever it is I enjoy the beauty of what nature offers to show.

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Wind, Motion and Energy

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Wind is a movement of air we don’t see.  We see and feel the effects of wind.  We feel wind push the air against our skin or see objects move as wind pushes air against an object.  In this photo I wanted to capture movement. The wind moves the air and forces the blades of the wheel to turn.

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Clock of Time

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 Our Life time is often wasted in haste and waste.

God’s time is not fast or slow; it continues with a steady pace.

 

Tick tock, tick tock is the rhythm of the clock.

A humans’ time is without a lock.

 

For some, time is short, and for others time is long.

How long is it to the end of the song?

 

Humans will rush time or try to hold back time.

But in the end, God’s time will continue to hold its chime.

 

Tick tock, tick tock is the rhythm of the clock.

 

By Richard Smith

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Legs ‘N’ Coffee like Legs in Fine Wine

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I am at my local coffee shop reading my i-pad eating a bagel and sipping coffee.  I looked up and from the position of my table, I see a pair of long nude legs.  

One leg crossed over her other leg her feet wore black patent stiletto heels.  One foot makes a slow circular motion as to beckon me to come closer.  Her suntanned legs looked like a fine polished piece of furniture.  

Thoughtfully, I picked up my empty cup, paper napkins and went toward the trash receptacle.  As I came closer to her I thought I’d compliment her and say you have nice legs. Instead I asked, “ is this where I put my tray”?  With a hitch hikers wave her thumb pointed to the rectangular sign that read “Thank You”.  Hmmm! I wonder if she read my thoughts or pointed for me to empty my trash.

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Days of Wisdom and Foolishness

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This a poem I felt bless to write.  I wrote it in sonnet.  I hope you all enjoy it.

Wisdom is a knowledge that is divine.

Foolishness is a lacking of good sense.

During these new times evil has no fence.

Thoughts of injustice fill our soul and mind.

Fools will not believe and will mock their sin.

Our efforts and pleas seem inadequate.

But God’s justice will reign and handle it.

God sees clearly for in the end sin will not win.

Be patient, our Lord has not let us down.

Jesus will come to carry up the good.

He will always proudly wear the kings’ crown.

I trust my Lord for He said he will come.

Trust Jesus for His angels will rebound.

In revelations the end is understood.

By Richard Smith
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Great Blue Heron with a Fish

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Survival

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This is an amazing bird.  The great blue heron walks ever so cautiously through the water.  Each step is placed like it is walking on thin ice.  Not a ripple is made as it makes its way through the water.  Near the edge of the water a fallen tree lies, the branches hang out over the water.  With the help of the bird’s massive wings, the heron leaps onto a branch.  When its wings are spread out, this giant of a bird appears like a pre historic bird.  Now, on the limb, it stands motionless like a bluish, grey statue.  The great blue is a territorial bird.  Always aware of its surrounding, his head with its long sword like beak turns ever so slowly.  It appears to be a passive bird.  But, if something should invade its territory it will let out a horrific screech of a sound; with its large flapping wings and the sword like beak charging after you is enough to make the invader seek another place.   Most of the time he is a very slow moving bird, except when he is catching a fish.  When he spots the fish, he dives into the water like a bolt of lighting and with a great splash comes out of the water with its catch.

Photo by: Richard Smith

 

 

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Barr Owl Sipping Water

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For me this is a rare photo capture to see an owl drinking water.  As well as it blended in with the surrounding area, I almost missed this shot.  I only found it by luck.

The barred owl is a large typical owl native to North America. Best known as the hoot owl for its distinctive call.

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Hope you all enjoy!!!  May you have a great day.

My dog is a friend and companion

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Companion

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During my seven decades plus, I had to see two of my pets pass on.  I said “I can’t do this again”. But I lied to myself. At my elderly age I still wanted a dog.  A dog that would out live me. I figured out my average life span and looked for a dog whose dog life would be a little longer than mine. I took in all factors other than accidental death. Thirteen years ago I got a toy poodle pup. I was still frisky and active, as was he. We have grown old together. I relate to his aching muscles, sore joints and frequent naps. We no longer take those youthful long playful walks.  Our stride is short and somewhat staggering. Now we slowly creep through life. I lost a few teeth as he also, I have sagging skin, his no longer has that youthful tone. My hair is grey as his once jet black is now a dull grey. Each day he weakens.  I feel I may see my friend and companion go before me. If so, its been an elderly pleasure to age together.

 

 

Haiku: Black, White, and Color

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Black and white alone
is without red blue and yellow,
solely shades of grey

Are your days cloudy?
Let the sun through with bright hues,
Colors burst with joy

Paint a cheerful life,
mix the red blue and yellow,
live a blended life

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Photos and words by:  Richard Smith

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A bird takes a fish to the nest

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I go to the river camera in hand, to photograph the ospreys.  I search for the hawks but none seen.  About two hours later six ospreys come to their favorite fishing hole. Now the survival of the fittest begins.

After taking some photos a thought came to mind.  Do ospreys have a vision that reveal where and when it finds the fish?  With its hypnotic trance-like yellow eyes it focuses with the intensity of a laser beam. 

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The innocent fish below swims in search of edible aquatic life.  The osprey from above the waters surface plunges to the water feet first.  Its’ talons hit the fish like a bolt of lightning. 

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Very few fish survive the bear like grasp of the osprey’s piercing talons.  With wings powerful enough to knock a dog off its feet the osprey lifts its catch out of the water taking it to the nest to feed the family.   The survivors are fish who swim deep enough to keep away from its flying predators.

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