Evolving lives
Branching through
Wavering sky
Swirling roots
Spread curling
History beneath
One blooming
Then the other
Dancing in place
The feral
Of unlikely
Secrets of
Woodwind sighs
Sub woofer groans
High pitched
Dissonant squeals
The music
Of growth
Ultra low
Rocks and soil
Blending water
Light and love
Death symbiotic
Long wave
Laughing green
Consensus ad idem
Bear … 05.17.2015

Overhead - Unlikely Companions  Mimosa and Oak  ⓒBearspawprint2015

Overhead – Unlikely Companions Mimosa and Oak ⓒBearspawprint2015


Tea Olive

Bear … 12.29.2014
The humble Tea Olive’s
Shy flowers,
Veiled by her leaves,
Her delicious
Apricot scent,
Is carried by the
Drifting mists.
I stand,
I, also, am a tree,
Cool perfume
Eddies wash my face
Eyes closed
I wait as
My Mother
Gently smudges,
With her
Soft as smoke,
As a dream,
This prayer.

Humble December Tea Olive ⓒBearspawprint2014

Humble December Tea Olive ⓒBearspawprint2014

Crows In A Tree + One Craney Crow On the Ground + Some Flowers That Maddie Likes To Eat + Yellow Petals

Craney Crows is the genus Uncle Remus assigned Herons and Egrets.

My batteries went dead as the Craney Crow flew into sight on her magnificent wings. The crows all swirled around, then settled again, all of the birds politely waited while I changed batteries.

I saw the crows flying around while at the gas pumps, so as soon as the gas tank was full I moved out of the way and went behind the gas station to see what I could see.  I saw a small holding pond. I saw a few moss covered trees full of crows and a flock of different lighter colored birds that started to settle, but were encourage to move on, tree service being strictly first come first serve.  I saw a few buzzards migrating.  There was a Masonic Lodge with a barren yard surrounded  by chain link fence.  Then the Great White Heron came flying into my vision.  I lifted my camera, the flying bird, the blue sky, the sun behind me ,,,, and beep beep beep batteries low beep beep beep and the camera turned itself off. .
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A Tree With Black Crows And A White Craney Crow  ⓒBearspawprint2014

A Tree With Black Crows And A White Craney Crow ⓒBearspawprint2014

I also saw these little yellow flowers which Maddie likes to eat. Maddie’s comments and reference links can be can be found here in the comments section:

The little flowers that Maddie likes to eat ...ⓒBearspawprint2014

The little flowers that Maddie likes to eat …ⓒBearspawprint2014

Little bright Flowers
Sun yellow autumn petals
Winter soon is here
Bear … 12.17.2014

Just Too Pretty To Pass By

In order to keep ahead of the parade, on May Day, so I could take pictures of the FRONT of the my husband as he participated in his first parade, I had to run and cut through side streets.  The problem was that I couldn’t seem to bypass all of the other things that were just too pretty, too pretty for me to pass by without appreciating.   I really had to sprint to get back to the starting point before the parade.  Who knew they would move along so fast?

With rain having fallen heavily most of the day, the light was gorgeous when the clouds finally went out to sea.  Here is a sample of a few of the wonderful things I saw.  I also saw sea-gulls, churches, sky, more sky, clouds, beautiful people, interesting people, children, other buildings, more plants, gorgeous trees …. but I missed most of the parade by staying in front of it.  I did get photos of groups forming up to march, but sixty out of the seventy, or so, group participants were behind the veterans.

These photos are from Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida.