Two-fers: Minor miracles

Posted: March 18, 2020 in Nature
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Monday I headed for the park, isolation, and fresh air the order of a Coronavirus day, plus the need for soul food. I was blessed to see three groups of deer, none of whom spooked, allowing me to even get a halfway decent shot or two with my iPhone.

Even more unusual was the red-winged blackbird landing on a bush just a short distance from me. It didn’t stay long, but I shot it! What a morning! Just what the doctor ordered.

  1. carylbeach says:

    Oh – never seen a red winged blackbird- how lovely.

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    That would certainly have put a smile on my face too!!

  3. beth says:

    how beautiful and what we all need to do, find a bit of beauty where we can

  4. Ah, a lovely walk and beautiful sights would do it for me too!

    • As I probably already said before, if I didn’t have to get ready to move next week, I’d be loving just staying at home and drinking tea and reading books. LOL. As it is, I’m packing tea and packing books and packing everything else. 🤪

  5. marianallen says:

    Oooo! How beautiful! I was planning on another day in the woods, but the rain decided to rain instead, so I’m indoors dreaming of wild mushrooms. Got some yesterday–DELICIOUS!

  6. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Great shots! RW Blackbirds are tricky to get a good shot of – even with a telephoto camera!

  7. A literal breath of fresh air. Lovely, and so welcome right now.

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  9. de Wets Wild says:

    What a great outing, Janet!

  10. susurrus says:

    I’m glad you saw and shared these. It’s good to see how already in some places animals are venturing out where they couldn’t go before.

    • Susan, I usually see animals in this park, but it was especially appreciated that day. I read that pollution is down drastically in places like Venice due to people not being out.


      • susurrus says:

        I saw that too. It’s hard to feel it at the moment, but perhaps some good will come out of this. Even our just better understanding the worth of things is a good thing in the longer term.

      • Spending time with family, being outdoors even if just in the yard, time to read/write/bake/play board games, etc., and just appreciate what we had and will have again but with hopefully greater gratitude and with a different focus on what’s important.

      • susurrus says:

        I agree wholeheartedly.

  11. joey says:

    Your Monday walk was TOPS! 🙂