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February 25, 2010

Wildlife Wonders

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WILDLIFE WONDERS

Kathleen Clark

     “Where shall we go this weekend?” My mother would ask. Dad would raise one quizzical eyebrow, and I’d wonder whether she was planning an educational or a recreational trip.

     “Someplace new or someplace we’ve already been?” I’d ask.

     Yep, my mom’s responsible for turning me into a “wild child.” She steered me ‘off the beaten path” just far enough, so that I enjoy spending a Sunday morning gazing out my two by four foot porch into the lush green growth, admiring the birds and blooming buds, much more than sitting in the plushest pew in the finest church.

     At least once a month we packed a picnic lunch and headed down the highway to explore local places of interest—Falling Water, Powdermill Nature Reserve, the Flagship Hotel or Busy Run Battlefield. If mom was in a recreational mood, we’d grab our (more…)

November 19, 2009

The Hunter is Caught

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THE HUNTER IS CAUGHT

Bo Brocious

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK AND

OH! SO SKILLED

 

TOO LATE!

CAUGHT BY SOMETHING UNKNOWN

“HOW DARE THEY TOUCH

MY MAGNIFICENT FEATHERS!”

 

WHAT POWER he must have had

LARGE BLACK OWL EYES FOLLOW

The furry little fellow

Running thru the dried leaves

 

CAUGHT IN THE CLAWS OF THE

UNKNOWN

MERCY IS GRANTED

 

FEATHERS ON THE WIND!!!!

 

SO FOCUSED

SO QUICK and

OH! SO SKILLED

This poem was inspired by the entrapment of an owl as reported in the post, It’s Been an Animal Day (direct link: http://carolyncholland.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/its-been-an-animal-day/  ).

Photos of the owl can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085249240/ & http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085248082/in/photostream/ &  http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolyncholland/4085247888/in/photostream/

 ADDITIONAL READING:

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

THE SNITTY CAT LIKES PUMPKIN PIE?

THE KILLER KITTEN

CAT by Brendan K.

GRANDKITTY

HEIDI

LOSS AND LOVE

SHALIMAR

The “Meow” Chorus: A cat symphony on a Greyhound Bus

WHAT RIGHTS DO CATS HAVE, I ASK

October 15, 2008

A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

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A DOVE STORY RETOLD: JASMINE AND JEWEL

 KATHLEEN

     Fluttering and cooing the Mourning Doves chased each other back and forth across my balcony porch. They made such a commotion I began watching them in earnest. Mating season was in full swing! After covering the potting soil with loosely laid straws and grass, the female dove perched on the empty window box planter and laid two cream-colored, one-inch eggs. I knew nothing about dove mating habits, but was thrilled I’d been chosen to observe this “up close and personal” process.
     Quickly, I learned the male and female participate equally in the nesting vigil. The female usually sits all night, while the male (more…)

August 15, 2008

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2

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JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 2
JEWEL (Little J) (2)
Kathleen

To read JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY in two parts: JASMINE (Jazzie) (1), click on   JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1  

Little J, my Jewel, was smaller, fragile
yet alert; she toddled in the dirt and tried to fly.
Weaker, for reasons (more…)

August 14, 2008

JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY Part 1

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JASMINE & JEWEL — A DOVE STORY   Part 1
JASMINE (Jazzie) (1)

Kathleen

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Two baby doves became very special loves
when they were born on my porch flower planter.
Sitting next to them in my Adirondack chair
we had many (more…)