All posts by Sheila

I have a passion for the outdoors and I am most happy enjoying what nature has to offer. Hobbies include photography, birding, Pickleball, astronomy, biking, and hiking. I have been happily married, for 44 years, to an amazing person.

~An Autumn Poem from an Old Wise Tree

~September 22, 2020

“I am an old wise tree.”

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I live by a pond along its shore,

Another year has passed,

I am preparing for winter.

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People come to visit my pond,

To enjoy the birds and other wildlife,

They come to walk, run, and bicycle.

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Sometimes they sit on a bench,

Underneath my branches,

I hear them speak.

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Some are happy I hear them laugh,

Some are sad I hear them cry,

Some talk about troubled times.

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A virus they say has invaded their world,

These times have brought suffering even death.

Will our lives ever be the same they ask each other.

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Daily routines have been altered,

Everyday normal activities changed,

Personal interactions are difficult or nonexistent.

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As one season ends and another begins,

I wish for these troubled times to be over,

I wish for normalcy to return.

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Have hope my friends who sit underneath me,

For a have lived a long time I am wise,

Love, laughter, and good times will come.

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Live and value each day to its fullest,

Enjoy these beautiful autumn days,

Have hope my friends who sit underneath me.

 

 

 

~Friday’s Feathered Friends

Golden Ponds, September 11, 2020

Last Friday a friend and I went to Golden Ponds to bird. We had a nice walk and did manage to record a few species (more in the next post). Hopefully, on our next visit, and with fall migration beginning we might find a few new birds.

Canada Geese
Female Mallard
Double-breasted Cormorant

Beginning of Fall.
“Thinking of migration.”
The End

 

Happy Birding!