The Pomona Natural Bridge in the Shawnee National Forest is unique and unusual. Comprised of sandstone shaped by millions of years of erosion, the bridge spans 90 feet, running about 25 feet above ground. It is tough to photograph with obstructed views, filtered light and vines masking the stone, so, I stood under it and shot upwards.
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A stag blends in with the coastal oaks as it travels though a neighborhood front yard. The transient nature of deer out of the forest has been a fact for me whether my early days in New Jersey or the current times by the Pacific Ocean. They wander. They nibble. Protected by state laws. I still take pause with those antlers.
“You talking to me?” The predator’s focus says it all. I was six feet away from the owl when I took this shot.
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This reflection accentuates the swoop of a great blue heron flying over a pond in West Sacramento,
Some places don’t need “danger” signs. This is Soberanes Point at the start of the Big Sur coastline.
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This photo represents the “crossroads of wanderlust.” I’m in a small Italian village, walking without a destination. In the distance I spot red geraniums in a window box. My mind goes back to my childhood in New Jersey when my father took me–I was about seven or eight– to visit a elderly women who was born in the 1870’s. She lived in a country brick house that was older than she was. All her windows had flower boxes with red geraniums. In fact, the inside of the house smelled like geraniums. She told me the flowers keep insects away. I’ve hung on to that memory for over 60 years and it surfaced easily on this day in Italy.
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Earth Day for me starts with a honey bee from our backyard hive in a nasturium grown from one of the hundreds of seeds I collected last year from my front yard. I like the “lines” in this photo from the straight green stalk to the diffused sunlight. Thanks, Earth.