Welcome Mockery

June 12, 2018.  Summer travels are underway – currently enjoying Arkansas near the Coleman Crystal Mine.  People here are genuinely friendly (unlike the mocking birds!) Digging in red dirt, relaxing under forest shade – a place we return to whenever we go eastward.  Tennessee by weekend.

This image is poor photography pieced together to illustrate a memorable encounter … iPhone on zoom yields blurs, but:  “The best camera for any shot is the one you have with you” (Dewitt Jones savvy wisdom).

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Mockingbird Good Night

April 21, 2016.  Another rainy day.  But last night for several hours, the moon was in full view.  My favorite moon view is in the front yard, from under the live oak – always a bit of repositioning required as both tree and moon are variables.  Last night I stood on the walkway where earlier in the day lichen debris had clued us to a mockingbird nest fairly well camouflaged.  Nesting materials downed by all this rain?  Or Mama busy decluttering? Pleasing to know she was near, settled, as I stood moon-gazing.

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