Have you walked alone through the woods in the early dawn? Birds chirping and squirrels skittering over the fallen leaves. A light cloudy fog raises from the heat of nature’s compost.
Suddenly, everything is quiet. The hairs on the back of your neck stand straight. You quickly look right and left just knowing someone is watching. The pace quickens, the heart beats faster.
I am not a believer in re-incarnation. I took a few photos of what appears like a face protruding from tree trunks. I wonder if these faces are of people that died and were given another life within a tree. When you walk through the woods, you never know what watches over you.
Food for thought!! Your comments are always welcomed
I took this photo of a juvenile seagull, one of many of the larus species (ravenous sea birds). Seagulls are known as the acrobats of the sky, but no stunts from this young gull he is in search of food. Its’ eyes locked in for his catch of a small fish or crab. By catching the wind currents and positioning its body at just the right angle it appears to float motionless in midair.
Sea gulls have gotten a bad reputation. Many people consider the gull a nuisance, filthy and a carrier of germs. They have harsh wailing or squawking calls and are often seen in large noisy flocks congregating where food is available. I often see the gulls fighting to eat the litter of food that lay on the sandy beach. After the beach cleanup they gather near the overflowed trash containers where bags of uneaten food have fallen on the ground. I thank God for the seagulls these birds are God’s sanitation engineers that help keep the earth clean.
Although a house fly is annoying and carries diseases, it looks so innocent as it carries the pollen from this Blackeye Susan. When a fly lands on our food, we just wave our hand over the food the fly is on and it flies away. Then we continue to eat.. I captured this picture as I practiced my macro photography