Purple Tulip


He gave me purple tulips

the other day to recognize

my accomplishments.

He gave me little drops of sunshine on a winter’s day.

Got Light?

While he was looking for milk I saw the light.

Work with the light you have; everyday photography.

Color in Winter


Amongst the thorns of winter Color abides.  


Blurry Thoughts


When my thoughts are blurry in the background

You remind me of what is right in front of me: the present.

That is a good focal point. 


Muted Stars Glow

Your words are so true to nature. Thank you.

The Bison in the Woods


Muted stars glow
through winter’s fog
While one cold lonely hawk
conserves his strength
and ponders
his next meal

Photography is by the very talented and beautiful Terri Martin at  Please visit her site as she is a wonderful nature and wildlife photographer.
Words by The Bison in the Woods

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The way in is the way out


Sometimes you have to pull over before you continue and really get a sense of the invitation.

Along the Avenue of the Giants (December 2016)

Shadow Memory


The brightest light creates the most distinct shadows.
The best thing about an adventure is
not knowing what we will find.
We just open ourselves up
as we set out for a while.
The beauty is always there
to free our heart, soul and mind.
And take in the beauty
that comes with each mile.


Color Your World Chestnut – Photo Challenge


Sage, a rescued wild mustang, is my entry for the World of Color Photo Challenge.  1/3/17 Chestnut



Roosevelt Elk Dance


I witnessed a Ritual sparring match: a dance.  One bull approaches, nods his antlers in an invitation to spar, and if the other feels like sparring they engage.  These two carefully put their antlers together, pushed, and turned their heads.   I lost track of time watching them. Once eye contact was broken and one looked away his sparring partner stopped.  The contest ended as gracefully as it started.

It was late November and breeding season was over – it was more of a contest testing dominance not a violent match.


Shy Red Panda


I spent hours watching her at the Sequoia Park. ( I think she saw me too.)  It was a very cold and damp morning in the park; not much light.  I am happy with how my patience allowed me this experience with a red panda.   The shot turned out better than expected given the weather.

I welcome all feedback!


Bald Eagle Talents

bald eagle talons

I was amazed at how this photograph captured the talons gripping power.  Accipitrids, which include hawks and eagles, have two giant talons on their first and second  toes.  It was so exciting to watch this eagle hunt.  I struggled with what I might witness if he did catch his prey yet I knew it would be awesome as it is nature’s design.


Miniature Donkeys in Snow


Out driving on a morning’s icy snow adventure: these two adorable little guys caught my attention.  We had a moment…then he hid his face!


Either he was shy or warming his nose in his friend’s fur.  ADORABLE

Second photo was edited to give a cool tone to capture the icy morning’s temperature.  Which one do you prefer?

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