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The importance of nature in your life


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13 hours ago, simplybill said:

Wow! That was beautiful. I want to go!  🏃‍♂️

 

I will tell God to make sure that you will be reborn near that temple. ☺️*giggles*

 

On a serious note, when we are in nature, we are 'returning home' to a place where we inherently belong. 😉

 

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I noticed this guy (or gal)  flying around and s/he appeared to be just enjoying doing a few acrobatics. Maybe they were was just testing and practicing some maneuvers.

 

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@Sojo maybe it was a very young bird trying his/her wings out for pretty much the first time.

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That look on your face when you’ve just woken up from a long winter nap.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, simplybill said:

That look on your face when you’ve just woken up from a long winter nap.

 

 

 

Priceless. 😄

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I saw these two lizards fighting. The smaller one was taking it to the bigger one. I watched until it looked like they finally came to an impasse. Or one drove the other one away.

 

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Well that didn’t take long. I set up the shepherds crook and the orange slices, and about 45 minutes later this hungry Oriole swooped in for lunch.

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13 hours ago, simplybill said:

Well that didn’t take long. I set up the shepherds crook and the orange slices, and about 45 minutes later this hungry Oriole swooped in for lunch.

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More lovely pictures. 😊

Orange slices and Orioles complement each other in a delightful way. 😄

 

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This is very strange. Here in the middle of Iowa, you can’t see the Northern Lights with the naked eye, but you can point your phone camera at the sky and the camera gets a photo. How weird is that?

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Here’s something else that I didn’t know my phone camera could do until tonight: the stars look really bright when using the time delay feature. I may have to buy an iPhone tripod so I can take non-blurry photos of the stars.
 

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Born Free is one of my favorite films. The journey of Elsa the lioness, from being a dependent cub to a wild and free adult, symbolizes the spirit of freedom for me. 

Born Free was released in 1966, but it is timeless - the film was ahead of its time in promoting the ethical treatment of animals. And the fact that it is based on a true story just makes it even better for me because it adds an extra layer of depth. 

We just saw the film this weekend and it was a pleasure as always. 

If you didn't see this film then I highly recommend you do.

If you love animals, then you will love this film too. 🥰

 

 

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We just installed a new security camera and it captured this deer on the first night.

A few minutes later, it caught a second one and it got the security alarm treatment.

 

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I thought this was pretty amazing! Whatever critter built it's home in this palm tree stump has gone the extra mile and added a roof to it!

At first I thought it might be a squirrel but now I think it could actually be a bird. I still haven't see the stealthy creature.

 

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18 hours ago, Sojo said:

We just installed a new security camera and it captured this deer on the first night.

Your videos remind me of the night we spotted two roe deer in a front garden directly across the road from us. I just happened to look out of our bedroom window in the early hours that morning and couldn't make out what I was seeing at first ,they looked like two large dogs. I just thought someone must be out with them for a late walk, but then they moved onto the roadside and walked along a bit, that's when I could see their white butts. In all the 45 years we've lived here I've never seen roe deer come into the street so close to the houses before. It's possible they do that more often than we think and especially when the neighbourhood is so quiet. It was lovely to see them and we watched them for quite a while until they eventually moved off out of sight.

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On 5/17/2024 at 12:27 PM, Still Waters said:

Your videos remind me of the night we spotted two roe deer in a front garden directly across the road from us. I just happened to look out of our bedroom window in the early hours that morning and couldn't make out what I was seeing at first ,they looked like two large dogs. I just thought someone must be out with them for a late walk, but then they moved onto the roadside and walked along a bit, that's when I could see their white butts. In all the 45 years we've lived here I've never seen roe deer come into the street so close to the houses before. It's possible they do that more often than we think and especially when the neighbourhood is so quiet. It was lovely to see them and we watched them for quite a while until they eventually moved off out of sight.

The problem with expanding communities is they are expanding out into rural areas where there is more wildlife. Our area used to be semi-rural until the county populations started surging in northeast Florida. We have a couple military bases not far from here and military folks like to live in Florida since there's no income tax. Also, Florida population has been surging lately with folks moving here from other cities and northeast Florida is popular because it's still not as far a drive to other locations than it is from south Florida. We now have subdivisions going in all the way up to within a few blocks of our location. The deer have had no place to go but out to the less populated areas such as ours where the home sites are all at least one acre or more.

I do feel bad for them and turned off the alarm function on the camera. It was a new camera for us of a different brand than our first ones and I didn't realize the alarm was on by default. Hopefully they'll still keep coming through to get to all the good clover in our neighbor's yard.

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23 hours ago, Sojo said:

I do feel bad for them and turned off the alarm function on the camera. It was a new camera for us of a different brand than our first ones and I didn't realize the alarm was on by default. Hopefully they'll still keep coming through to get to all the good clover in our neighbor's yard.

Just an update to my own post for the very, very curious: Last night we did still see deer on the security cam heading over to the clover-laden area. With the alarm disabled, they didn't even know they were being watched, so the desire for the clover will likely keep them coming to it if nothing else eventually scares them away (but we live in a dead-end area of the county bordered by ocean and inland waterways so the more likely end will simply be them eventually dying off without replacement).

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A severe thunderstorm that sounded like an incoming tornado woke me up at 3:57 AM, so I sat in my rocking chair and edited a few random photos from yesterday. 

Red-headed Woodpecker, Blue Jay, House Sparrow, trail at the nearby quarry lakes.

 

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