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Sky Floating~

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Sand Hill Cranes
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magnificent fliers
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floating in space.
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They drift by
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like giant ballons
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untethered by human hands.
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Proud silhouettes
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kissed by the golden sunset.
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Cheers to you from the wintering cranes at the Salton Sea~

M n M’s~

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Look who dropped by The Holler today, M n M’s, Mother Nature’s Maids!
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They keep things clean around here,

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but don’t like me coming near.
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They open their wings to seem imposing,
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while Holler trash they are busy disposing!
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Good birds, they keep the sunflower field tidy.
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Yep, we have sunflowers in December!
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The birds & the bees love em.
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I couldn’t just leave you with photos of vultures could I?
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Cheers to you from The Holler Housekeepers and some December sun~

Owled~

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Observant owls prefer to watch,

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and not be seen.
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At twilight we sing, muted duets.
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They swoop close, ruffling my hair.

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Letting me know they see me clearly,
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as I go slowly blind in the deepening dusk.
Cheers to you from the all seeing owls~

Nature’s Soul~

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Some humans relax in natural places,
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and are less content in human spaces.
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While other’s thrive in the social whirl,
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a nature’s soul will find depth of meaning,
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far from the thrum of a human being.
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Nature’s souls go to wild spaces,
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for it is here they find their sacred places.
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Cheers to you from a nature’s soul~

Land of Light & Shadow~

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All creatures here,
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chase the light,
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which has such a small window of existence,
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that when you catch it,
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it has already changed.
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Shadow is ever present here,
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defining the light.
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Cheers to you from the land of light and shadow~

Island Dreaming on this October Day~

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Vancouver Island is full of stunning hiking opportunities. This Marina was the trailhead for one hike,
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where we were greeted by a curious fawn!
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The hike wound through pristine rain forest,
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and river gorges with wildlife all around us.

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The beach was mostly empty and the water so pristine, it formed perfect mirrored surfaces for reflection.
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A killdeer was unconcerned with our arrival at his beach.

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The crystalline sea water,
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makes sea anenome look like they weren’t under water.
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Although all of these shots were taken through sea water, there was no distortion. This is what perfectly clean sea water looks like. We don’t have this in California!
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We have been home at The Holler for several weeks now, but these photos send cheers to you from beautiful and unspoiled Vancouver Island~

Peregrine Precision~

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Peregrines dive as if in a dream,
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snatching birds in mid-flight,

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landing to administer the coup de grace.
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Mantling prey on the ground for seconds,

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they soon return to rule the skies!

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Cheers to you from the lightening-fast-Falcons~

Note: Peregrine Falcons are the fastest-moving creatures on earth and have been clocked diving at up to 242 mph!