1.14.2018

Snowflakes and Winter Glimpses

 
this snowfall: slivers of crystals and star flakes





Until we look close, could we ever imagine the varied crystals of snow that grace our world? 



 above is from a different snowfall


 whitetail deer
in 
winter woodlands


for two weeks
one Arctic Redpoll visited the feeder

makes me wonder how one bird
is here
they are usually a flock type of bird

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1.05.2018

Mountain Lions


I stepped outside
to have a mountain lion cub
(large)
run in front of me


did I really see that?


as the cub moved into the forest


I heard it calling
and
another responding

two siblings wanting to be near one another

 
this is the sibling
making its way to the other

notice that its spots are near invisible
that might make it 6 months of age

here is a short video I captured:


that was the first time I have ever seen a mountain lion
in the wild

I have to say it was quite wonder-full!
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