Saturday, December 21, 2013

Water is Life!

The nature center is quiet today.  We had a lot of plans as always, but with the rain, people have chosen to stay home.  However, while so many of us are snuggled up at home enjoying our families for the holidays…the wildlife is as active as ever if not more!  Water is life.
I stepped out from our office for a moment to see what the conditions were really like.  In boots, jeans, a long sleeved shirt, and a winter coat….I set out with my camera to see what I could see.

Symphony for the Senses

As is generally the case with nature, you never know what you will find.  There were the obvious goodies such as these beautiful deer.

The birds have been busy all day on the feeders.

The squirrels never rest.

But today, there was so much more.  The smell of rain that we haven’t had the treat to smell much over the last several years.

The tinkling sound of the droplets, the soft crush of the fallen leaves under my feet, the caw of a crow, and the scattered songs of other birds.

New sights and plenty of reasons to wonder.

Who made this hole?

What might live here?

Amazing seed pods…

Striking tree limbs….

So many questions to ask, so many discoveries to be made.  The rain need not hold you back.

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