Sunday, November 13, 2011

The nature of things

A marvelous harvest moon

Garden spider in stripes

Ring-around-the-rosy?

Who could resist this face?

All photos and copy © 2011 Mary Owen

5 comments:

altadenahiker said...

Yes, the squirrel is sweet, but my heart belongs to the duck butt.

Anonymous said...

"Shine on, shine on
harvest moon," my father
sang while courting my mother.
A cloud veiled that moon.
During its transit, I
was conceived, so
conceive of that moon
shining down on Fats while he's singing
the next verses: "I ain't
had no
lovin' since. . ."
yet rather than
complaint,
a boast. A moon
meets a cloud & un
able to digest its
story conceives
of you, reader,
photographer,
beloved

Ms M said...

You make me laugh, Altadenahiker. The duck butt is cute, isn't it?

Anon, what a lovely poem! Thank you.

dive said...

Gorgeous nature shots, Ms.M. … even the spider.
Who can resist a duck butt? The squirrel looks as if he's about to leap on me and steal my lunch. Those things gang up and mug tourists in St.James's Park.

Ms M said...

Thank you, Dive. I'm rather arachophobic, but I can move past it enough to take a photo (at a safe distance, of course) -- unless it's one of those hairy, leaping kind of spiders.
The duck butt has been popular; I wonder if it's those orange feet? And altho this squirrel looks endearing, I know they create squirrel gangs that terrorize bird feeders and mug outdoor picnickers.