Saturday, December 10, 2016

A Change of Outlook

There it was; bright eyed and busy tailed.
And I suddenly had a new outlook.

 Somewhere along the line I had been conditioned
to view squirrels as invaders
Probably because the food was put there for the birds.

But as I put things into perspective today,
 I thought; well they have to eat too.
And I really do enjoy watching them
with their tiny 'hands' at work
and bright eyes on the outlook

And really, does one squirrel eat anymore 
than a whole flock of birds?

Eastern gray squirrels forage for nuts, seeds, buds, and flowers of trees. Like other tree squirrels, the eastern gray squirrel plays an important role in what’s known as seed dispersal. As winter approaches, squirrels carry their food and bury it in several locations. They hide more food than they will recover or eat. The buried seeds and nuts sprout and begin to grow in these locations the following spring. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Black & White Camo

On a cold blustery December morning.

The resident anglers found their favorite fishing holes
and waited patiently as good fishermen do.


With a partner

or in a group

waiting to take flight at the sign of a school of minnows.

These Ring-billed Gulls had more stamina than I, as I took flight
in the opposite direction to the warmth of the vehicle


Monday, December 5, 2016

A New Roof

for the gatehouse at Pymatuning Dam


Finally Took The Time

to capture this church without utility wires and street signs.

Oh Come All Ye Faithfu
in choosing this recording, few of them were 'joyful and triumphant' hmm.
This one was more along the lines of what I am used to.

We pass this church often in Greenville, PA.
The red doors seem to fit the season.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Messiah Will Come

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

    though you are small 

among the clans of Judah,

     out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
     whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”

                                                       ---Micah 5:2

South Paw

Taken with an iPhone on the move - not so sharp.

After being forced to retire my Blackberry cell phone I am getting familiar with an iPhone. So far a love/hate relationship.

One major thing I've learned, which is not the phone's fault, is that left-handed people (South Paws) can't click with the left thumb on landscape. All photos will download upside down. sigh.

Musing Along - 04 December 2016

Advent 2

The circular shape of the wreath, 
without beginning or end, 
symbolizes God’s complete and unending love for us

or from the tab 'musing along' at the left top of this page.