Sunday, April 28, 2013

WOW!


Squirrel raced around the tree chasing two others, a game or just life. It had startled him a bit, but he was amused to watch their antics. They raced and then ran into the treetops as he approached closer. The river nearby was almost silent, just months before gentle ice flows bumping softly. An eagle sat watching the river intently, not caring of his approach. This mighty river looked so passive after massive flooding two summers earlier . Mud plains held interest when first coming into this National Refuge, wondering what was left from a gentle winter. Flooding that once ran rampant through this area was slowly being repaired, the beauty restored.This year compared to the last was like night and day, lives altered in such confusion slowly crept back to their previous existence. Even in areas thought safe, groundwater crept in and assailed the areas many thought secure. The information being passed went from headlines to the very back page, if any. It is so sad to put any tragedy in our country to one side. How can we fix a problem if we never know very much about it?A Dutchman's Breeches caught his attention, and he ambled over to it. His thoughts raced and flew about, carried off on a gentle prairie breeze.





 
After a hard day of teaching children to levitate I raced off to a botanical garden to thaw after shivering all morning studying amphibians with Dessa.
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WOW!

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous blooms. LOL over teaching kids to levitate.

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  2. I hope they will find a solution one day. Beautiful pics.

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love the levitation pic...hahaha!

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  4. Wow, indeed! Not only are you a fine flower photographer but a teacher of levitation as well. That's a fun photo and the rest are of course beautiful.

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  5. HA HA ---at teaching levitation to children!!!!!!

    Your flower collections today are GORGEOUS... So many beautiful colors.. WOW--thanks for sharing.

    Isn't Spring just delightful?
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Hahahahaa....the levitate comment...It DOES look like that!!
    LOVE that first shot especially, Steve!!!! GORGEOUS!
    hughugs

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  7. Mystical thoughts on the major flood and how the land regenerates and humans help. You've given us lots of blooms to cheer us up.

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  8. levitation lessons sound like fun, do you teach adults also?....lol

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  9. Oh, the flowers are beautiful and a sight to see after the long months of winter. Very clever comment on the "levitation" photo. Apparently, you're quite the teacher because those kids seem to have caught on well.

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  10. The flowers look pretty good right now. That makes me hope for some green to start popping out around here.

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  11. This post is very beautiful, Steve. Very pretty flowers.
    Well done about the photo of the children in levitation.

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  12. some gorgeous plants there. some I recognize, some not. the pansies made me laugh as they are winter and very early spring bloomers here.

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  13. Beautiful flower photos, Steve. Also thought provoking commentary. Levitation sounds like a useful thing to learn.

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