Ewe on the Loose

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This sheep had some how escaped the fenced in area at the farm where I stayed in Portugal last week. I was very, very, very close to it…maybe 6 feet. While looking through the lens and snapping this picture, I had a flashback from about 25+ years ago when I was backpacking through the Canadian Rockies. I was standing extremely close to several beautiful and large mountain goats. There were at least thirty or so other people standing around looking at these impressive climbers and taking pictures, myself included. Apparently, I’d gotten just a little to close to one of the kids, as through the lens of my camera I could see an adult goat, with head down and horns aimed in my direction.

I think this was one of my first real experiences of “fight or flight.” Embarrassingly, and out of my control, I turned and ran right over a woman standing behind me. Thankfully, she was not injured, and she explained to me that she was turning to run at the same second herself…we actually laughed about it after we pulled ourselves back together. And great thanks that the goat didn’t ram anyone…so as this memory was floating through my mind while taking the picture, I decided to back up from this “loose” ewe, just in case.

nannette rogers kennedy
May 2012
photograph of ewe May 2012, Portugal
photograph of mountain goat, June 1983, Alberta, Canada 

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Simple Sparrow

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Simple sparrow
lovely in its perch~
So close I am;
I feel life’s
woven magic
and majesty ♥

nannette rogers kennedy
photo & poem, May 2012

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Fork in the Path

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Sometimes the path less traveled looks like a greater possibility for snakes….I took the one more traveled : )

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Double-crested Cormorant

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This bird is a Double-crested Cormorant ~ or Skarve if you are from Norway.  I took this picture at City Park Lake in Fort Collins, Colorado.  It wasn’t until I got home and looked at my photo on the computer that I noticed the turtle at his feet.  This was a photo of luck and love of nature ~


Meadowlark Sings

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Meadowlark sings
of a morning moon~
an orchestra carols
back to spread the news ♥

poem & photo by nannette rogers kennedy

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Learn from nature to blossom ~
expend less energy in the unfolding
than in maintaining the tight bud.
When we open ourselves
the blooms around us
tend to follow suit ♥

photo & poem by nannette rogers kennedy

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Water Like Glass

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The water, like glass
so still with life
asks us to do
what it does without effort ~ reflect ♥

nannette rogers kennedy
photo & poem April 2012 

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Red-winged Black Bird

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I, on an early evening
walk around the pond
with camera in hand
stop to listen to the song.
Fish jump from the water
a dog barks in the distance
a dove coos from overhead
beavers splash their tails
and a red-winged blackbird
perches so close that I freeze~
He sings of sunset
and his family sings
in response.
I silently
tap the shutter
to lengthen
this moment.

photo & poem by nannette rogers kennedy
April 2012 

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Child Within

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The child within wants to rest in the grass and look for elephants ~

photo & quote, nannette rogers kennedy, April 2012


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I Will Remember How You Made Me Feel

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There are a myriad of reasons NOT to honk your car horn at people…you never know what is going on with the person in the car in front of you. I’m not talking about the short “beep” to alert someone that the light has changed. I’m talking about the extended honk that can actually cause a car accident at worst or add stress to someone’s day at best.

In the words of Maya Angelou…I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. ♥


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