Author Topic: Fauna and other natural things  (Read 38241 times)

mamselle

  • Use your wit and intelligence to figure out how to be kinder
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8116
  • Wondering, Wandering Sr. Member
  • CHE Posts: 4,618
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #660 on: August 29, 2022, 08:25:34 AM »
Over a thousand
 miles away, a turtle's young
cousin is sunning

itself on a trunk
in a river that will not
meet the same ocean.

Four swans--two adults,
two cygnets--also swim by,
nor will ever meet.

M.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

apl68

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3334
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #661 on: August 30, 2022, 07:30:24 AM »
The swans must be lovely.

The late rains have brought
A bumper crop of mushrooms
Yards full of fungi
The poor are blessed, for the kingdom of God is theirs.
Those who hunger now are blessed, for they will be filled.
Those who weep now are blessed, for they will laugh.
Those persecuted and accused of evil for the Son of Man's sake are blessed, and will rejoice and leap for joy.

mamselle

  • Use your wit and intelligence to figure out how to be kinder
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8116
  • Wondering, Wandering Sr. Member
  • CHE Posts: 4,618
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #662 on: August 30, 2022, 11:40:08 AM »
A visit to the Mushroom Planet may be in order...

;--}

A loud 'plop!' suggests
a larger, fatter turtle's
dive...but I missed him.

M.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

Thursday's_Child

  • prone to antiquated faculty thought patterns
  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 505
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #663 on: August 30, 2022, 11:59:29 AM »
Speaking of turtles, my favorite underwater live-stream camera just captured a beautiful sea turtle swimming by!

Use the red time-line to re-wind the live-stream to 14.22.45 on the clock in the lower L corner of the cam view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8ARjIeM2k

apl68

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3334
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #664 on: September 12, 2022, 07:27:29 AM »
The final buzzings
Of a mature cicada
No need for sadness
The poor are blessed, for the kingdom of God is theirs.
Those who hunger now are blessed, for they will be filled.
Those who weep now are blessed, for they will laugh.
Those persecuted and accused of evil for the Son of Man's sake are blessed, and will rejoice and leap for joy.

paultuttle

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 361
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #665 on: September 14, 2022, 05:43:14 AM »
Not one, not two, but three red-tailed hawks in the nearby church's parking lot fighting with three crows over something edible during yesterday's early-morning walk.

And a young fox in the church's vegetable garden, two days earlier (light orange with black feet and an inquisitive, triangular face). When I stopped and stared, it streaked away only to stand panting in the church's soccer field, about 75 yards further from me, watching to see if I was still a threat.

Quite different from the chubby brown rabbit during that same earlier walk who kept one eye on me and one eye on the lush grass it was nibbling as I walked past, slowly, within six feet of it.

nebo113

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1130
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #666 on: September 15, 2022, 03:53:00 PM »
Not one, not two, but three red-tailed hawks in the nearby church's parking lot fighting with three crows over something edible during yesterday's early-morning walk   Good vs.  Evil ???

FishProf

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1820
  • Haphazard
  • CHE Posts: 3,914
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #667 on: September 16, 2022, 04:56:56 AM »
I wouldn't call hawks evil, so much as mercenary.
And how is that working out for you?

mamselle

  • Use your wit and intelligence to figure out how to be kinder
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8116
  • Wondering, Wandering Sr. Member
  • CHE Posts: 4,618
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #668 on: September 16, 2022, 05:41:55 AM »
And crows are hardly always 'good,' they attack baby birds!

Meanwhile, I've met a new, to me, shy, very interesting warerbird that hid so well once it saw me that I couldn't get a clear photo of it.

Very 'feathery,' with a little spiky Dennis-the-Menace cowlick, and its wings didn't "settle" around its body as duck's wings do, to make a solid shape...so, more linear than volumetric in appearance.

And it did that little pokey back-and-forth thing with its head, as if it were voguing to some inner drummer...like pigeons do, but more impertinent,  less matter-of-fact, it seemed to me.

It swam in my sight for as long as it took me to get my camera on, then headed under some overhanging Brandes until I moved away. I tried to turn and catch it after that, but it was really cagey, I don't think I got a good picture of it....

M.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

apl68

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3334
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #669 on: September 21, 2022, 06:15:52 AM »
Not exactly "fauna"--this morning as I walked around the pond at the city park, I saw what looked like a pair of rather large fish lying near the water's edge.  I looked closer and saw that they were actually a pair of pisciform flip-flop sandals.  They were made so that it looked like the wearer's toes were sticking out of the "fishes" mouths.  They weren't just child-sized either.  Never seen any footwear quite like them.  They would probably have looked kind of cute if they hadn't been all muddy.  I relocated them to a nearby trash can.
The poor are blessed, for the kingdom of God is theirs.
Those who hunger now are blessed, for they will be filled.
Those who weep now are blessed, for they will laugh.
Those persecuted and accused of evil for the Son of Man's sake are blessed, and will rejoice and leap for joy.

nebo113

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1130
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #670 on: September 22, 2022, 08:38:56 AM »
Not exactly "fauna"--this morning as I walked around the pond at the city park, I saw what looked like a pair of rather large fish lying near the water's edge.  I looked closer and saw that they were actually a pair of pisciform flip-flop sandals.  They were made so that it looked like the wearer's toes were sticking out of the "fishes" mouths.  They weren't just child-sized either.  Never seen any footwear quite like them.  They would probably have looked kind of cute if they hadn't been all muddy.  I relocated them to a nearby trash can.

Hmmmm.....I might have appropriated them!

mamselle

  • Use your wit and intelligence to figure out how to be kinder
  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8116
  • Wondering, Wandering Sr. Member
  • CHE Posts: 4,618
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #671 on: September 22, 2022, 10:08:06 AM »
A few regular (mallard) ducks, nothing else this AM.

Cool, chilly, about to rain when I got home.

M.
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

apl68

  • Distinguished Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3334
Re: Fauna and other natural things
« Reply #672 on: September 22, 2022, 01:51:37 PM »
A grey heron at the park this morning, after mostly seeing egrets lately.
The poor are blessed, for the kingdom of God is theirs.
Those who hunger now are blessed, for they will be filled.
Those who weep now are blessed, for they will laugh.
Those persecuted and accused of evil for the Son of Man's sake are blessed, and will rejoice and leap for joy.