Full Moon May 10 – 11 Sorpio


Full Scorpio Moon viewed through smoke from West Mims Fire  May 10, 2017

Full Moon In Scorpio - ⓒBearspawprint2017

Full Moon In Scorpio – ⓒBearspawprint2017


Dry Lightening

I am here
like a vapor
Like mist
But I am dry
I am smoke
I sparkle static
Over quaking earth
Hummock insecure
Stomp dancing
Bears send
Percussive shivers
Shells rattle
Each step
Soon filled
Nearby the
Peat burns
The pines burn
Hot I burn
Lightening fire
Dry storm ignited
Lifting billows
Of smoke visible
One hundred miles
I follow the smoke
I have become smoke
My dreams
My strength
My prayers
My devils
Myself destroyed
The smoldering air
To merge with
Electric clouds
Arching sky synapse
Of no rain
St. Elmo’s fire
Is purple blue
The air is green
I was a tree
Now I am brown
Smoke rising
Drifting I
See my mother
Behind the
Rainless clouds
A rainbow speaks
Not by water
But by fire
Is flying
Bear … 06.22.2015

Fox Squirrel, Okefenokee, Georgia

Veteran’s Day 2013 in the Okefenokee Swamp




Walk In The Woods With Bear



Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The St. Mary’s River, is part of the Okefenokee watershed.  This river, which in dry times can be walked across, from Florida to Georgia (and back) by my home is also capable of floods spanning a mile or more in some areas, and 60 or more feet deep in the “walk to Georgia” spot.  Water, and all of Nature must always be resepected.  To my husband, especially,  this place is Paradise.

Spring is early this year, even though we haven’t had the Febuary week or so of 17 F that we have every year, the huge Piliated Red Headed Woodpeckers are back.  I heard, then saw the first one, of 2013, yesterday afternoon.——Granny


male Dryocopus pileatus in a tree


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary%27s_River_(Florida)  I live on the East bank of the North flowing section.  It is 10 miles in any direction to the nearest store or any sort.

St. Marys River watershed

United States Fish and Wildlife Service


Alligator and Turtle in the Okefenokee


01/09/2013 12:19 PM EST

You never know what you’ll find in our National Wildlife Refuges. Here, a swamp gator “plays” with a turtle in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. But don’t worry, the gator gave up and the turtle walked away.
This photo by Patrick Castleberry is another amazing photo submitted to the National Wildlife Refuge Association photo contest. To see more, click here.