Monday, November 30, 2015

awake and aware - more Monday beauty

I walked today in the same place I walked last week, the  Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. It was the same familiar beauty, but of course not the same, never the same from day to day. Amazing how God always has some new beauty to show us if we are awake and aware.

Awake and aware - that's an Advent theme if I've ever heard one.  Appropriate for the Monday in Advent I, the beginning of a new year for those of us following the Christian liturgical calendar. And so, once again, I'd like to share it with you.

The bird feeders by the entrance always provide a little entertainment on the way in.

I love chickadees.

House Sparrow convention

a treetop Merlin surveying the situation

Cooper's Hawk hunting for dinner

Meadow Vole

I've been wondering what this little not-exactly-a-mouse creature was for some time. I've seen them here before, and last week I saw a couple down by the bay at the end of our road. Finally learned tonight that they are voles! So here is my new animal for the week.

I loved the reds against the browns of the grasses and trees.

Such a beautiful Red-tailed hawk came along and wasn't a bit bothered by two of us with cameras. Perhaps he is used to the paparazzi.

Song Sparrow camouflage

American Robins everywhere today! And here I used to think they were only a spring bird.

They must be Episcopalians.

Northern Harrier

So beautiful...

This deer was awake and aware, so eventually she decided to high-tail it out of there - literally - in case I should be a danger. Good thinking, though of course I'd much rather she stayed put so I could be with her longer.

So thankful for this afternoon.

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