Hidden Faces

TRICK OR TREAT!!!

I trapped time with a lens, and caught a tree dressed like a Halloween pumpkin.

Frosted

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The trail crunched under my boots. The maples, in particular, are shedding their amber, garnet, and topaz leaves. Occasionally the sun slid out to highlight the night’s gift–the first crystals of fall. Frosted, marsh grasses and shrubs glistened, a beautiful reminder of winter’s approach.

Frosted Grass

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Kitten Pause

My rescued feline rests comfortably upon my computer chair, paws still until her next foray  on a dog's tail.

My rescued feline rests comfortably upon my computer chair, paws still until her next foray on a dog’s tail.

River Rising

Down by the Susquehanna

The river has been low; for weeks rocky sandbars were welcoming hiking trails WITHIN the Susquehanna’s banks. Steady rains in the last two days have run off the highlands and mountains, and slowly the river bottom is being covered. Autumn grasses give cover to Mourning Doves seeking protection from the Cooper’s Hawk squint. And the mid-river marshlands hold fish and insects for migrating waterfowl and Great Blue Heron and the resident Bald Eagle pair, circling just beyond those trees, tiny specks to the unaided eye. The river is rising, again.

By the Dike

‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Night…

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It was a dark and stormy night…

Well, it was dark.

And the five week old tuxedo kitten sat transfixed by my daughter’s headlights…in the middle of the downtown street.  A powerful cat-lady, this young woman scooped up the furry handful and brought her home. Even if the local rescue organizations had had room, this kitten could never leave our hearts. Now nine weeks old, Dora Simone is an inquisitive, acrobatic house-cat.