Monday, August 18, 2008

What I Saw on my Summer Vacation

Two does and three fawns, up close and personal.

Several little bunnies in several different locations, utterly fearless.

A black bear, way too close to our cabin.

A dead fox - folks do drive fast out in the country. Roadkill happens.

A number of fat groundhogs.

Confederate flags.

A number of folks who really shouldn't be wearing that tank top.

Sunset across the Choptank with a sailboat running across the sparkling water.

A flurry of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

Ospreys and their remarkable nests balanced atop pilings - sort of like the ancient hermits who would sit on a pole as a meditative act.

Rainbows, but mostly blue skies.

A number of horses and cows, including a bull standing at the fence, staring across the road at the fenced-in cows, moo-ing a love song, or a seduction song, or perhaps just the morning's news report.

Farmstands with the most wonderful fruit and vegetables.

Incoming students at Thomas Jefferson's academical institution. Are they getting younger, or am I getting older? Wait...don't answer that.

A great vacation, but it's also great to be home again. On the second load of wash, with a few more to go.

1 comment:

Mike said...


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