Thursday, 28 April 2016

NaPoWriMo Day 28 – walkies

Another beautiful cold day in the forest
Overnight the pond edge froze
Reminding that nature is fickle
Wood ducks eye me warily
Fleeing in fear in a quick uplift of feather
Trailcam rig waits for customers
Lessons in McGyver modifications
Pileated woodpecker bashing away at the trees
Holy evidence of their search for sustenance
A Compton's Tortoiseshell flutters about rustling leaves
Teases the slow-witted photographer
At night the owl seeks its mice friends
Hungrily perched in the dark in the sweet cedar
White bull's eyes evidence of its success
Spewing mice pellets in the dark
Leaving behind a lone feather
Evidence of his night's work
Shadows in the forest keeping silent tales
Broken arms like Disney characters
Cats go on a walkabout jealous of the other
Happy to rub cheeks on warm rocks
Delighted the cold snow is gone



Debbie said...

nature, perfectly beautiful!!!!

Nancy J said...

I love the way your words flow with a rhythm ,not totally rhyming, but soothing to read.And then the photos show more, please keep them all (words too)for a book you will publish some day. Does your trailcam need to be insulated in the really cold part of your winter? Take care as you drive out today.

William Kendall said...

Very vivid writing. The cats obviously enjoy getting out and about.

Red said...

Photo poem? Nicely done!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A perfect picture poem... YAM xx

Powell River Books said...

Those are beautiful ducks. I assume you got the shot with your critter cam. I tried mine on the hummingbirds, but they move so fast they blur. You sure have been writing a lot with NaPoWriMo lately. Good for you. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Always fun to go on nature walks with you and your cats!