Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Wonders Of Nature

                                               A little deer standing by the roadside
                                               looking back and forth, to and fro
                                               wondering if it should run and hide
                                               and which way it should go

                                               A long neck crane standing in the creek
                                               an awesome sight to see
                                               attempting to grab food, it takes a peek
                                               then flys away with it's large, majestic wings

                                             A large hawk sitting in a tree
                                             looking around for its prey
                                             whatever that may become or be
                                             it'll never have a chance to get away

                                           A strange flock of birds fly in
                                           from some place faraway and unknown
                                           on nature's food they do depend
                                           they're here for a time and then they're gone

                                           A little rabbit sits in the clover
                                           everyday it sits in the same spot
                                           late in the evening when the day is over
                                           I can tell by the clover it never eats alot

                                           A large raccon visits from time to time
                                           searching for something to eat
                                           up the creek bank he does climb
                                           grabs what he can and runs back to his retreat

                                          A hoot owl makes his presence known
                                          in my yard each and every night
                                          he'll hoot until the break of dawn
                                          and then return again the very next night

                                          The squirrels are never a stranger and always there
                                           running this way and that
                                           hoping the birds will kindly share
                                           each day they grow more big and fat

                                          These wondrous sights my eyes do behold
                                           takes my breath away and fills my heart with pride
                                           to know that nature can be so bold
                                           in a place where I live and abide

                                            Susie Swanson, 2010

Back when I wrote this poem a couple of years ago, In one week I saw all of this. I live in the country beside a creek and I just had to jot it down.. I am so blessed to be able to live in a place where so much of nature can be seen.. We see a lot of the cranes in the spring and fall, the racoons visit every now and then.The owls come every summer, the little rabbits feast on my yard of clover and the squirrels are frequent visitors..The birds fly in every spring, messing up my deck and side walk with their droppings..But I don't care to clean it up just to get a peek. The deer come out late in the evening or early morning and I've even seen a few walking down through the middle of the creek..I guess that's to throw off their scent..One thing I failed to mention are the wild ducks, they swim down the creek every spring..Two together, the male and female mallard ducks..And every visitor is so very Welcome..Hope you enjoy..Blessings, Susie


  1. Such a beautiful variety of wildlife, Susie. I know you feel very blessed to enjoy God's beauty all around you.

  2. Hi Susie, I cannot imagine ever living in a city... I grew up in the mountains in a small town --and I still live in a small town.. We are 'truly' in the country here --and we see all of those critters you mentioned in your poem.... LOVE all of them!!!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh I can't either Betsy, glad they visit you too..Hey you can have some of the squirrels..lol..

  3. I'm with Betsy on this one. I grew up in suburbia, one house so close to the other! Once I got a taste of country life, I could never go back. I just love all the nature, wild life, birds, etc. I scream now and then if I see a snake or something slimey or slippery, but I'll take that with all the other beauty around me. A small price to pay! Loved your poem! just beautiful!

    1. Oh id scream to when I see a snake..Don't like them at all..Yes it is a small price to pay to be surrounded by so much..Glad you get to enjoy it also..thank you Cora..

  4. It would be wonderful to see all of these animals frequently, Susie. We see rabbits and squirrels and birds all the time and once in a while deer. I always enjoy seeing the different kinds of wildlife.

    1. Thank you Daisy, it sounds like you have quite a few..

  5. Hi Suzie,
    I love all the little surprise visits from our forest friends as well... I remember one surprise a couple of years ago when I walked into my bedroom where there stood in the large window a huge deer looking in!..SURPRISE
    I returned the favor though when I awoke around 1:30 am to let the dog out and surprised a young deer feeding from the bird feeder about five feet from the front door...I don't know which of us jumped higher, me or the surprised deer LOL!

    1. Oh my, that would have scared me to death..Lol..I can just see you jumping as high as that deer..what a surprise for the both of you..thank you.

  6. You do live in a beautiful place. And the photos are so clear. You poem as usual surpasses itself in great recognition of Gods creation. Much love Crystal xxxxxxxxx

    1. Thank you so much Crystal, glad you like it and the photos..

  7. You are truly blessed to have all that creation on display for you to enjoy! Thank you for sharing with us all.

    1. Thank you for the visit and comments, glad you enjoyed it also..Yes we are so lucky, more so than we realize..I try to capture as much as I can..

  8. Susie,
    I love the animals and your beautiful poem. This is such a wonderful poem. I really like it a lot. I enjoy watching the wildlife, too. We are so fortunate to live in the country.

    1. Yes we are Brenda, I bet you see as much as me..Thank you so much..

  9. Hi Susie! What a great poem, and I love the pictures that you chose to accompany each verse. It is just beautiful. We have deer that come out of the woods every night and drink in our pond. They bring me so much joy. My heart always leaps every time I see them. We have rabbits too, red-tail hawks, herons, and many other little creatures. There are also huge wild hogs that live deep in the woods and we even had a bear sighting not far from us. I hope you are having a good weekend and a fun evening tonight! Your poem is wonderful! With Love, Delisa :)

  10. Wonderful, Susie! I enjoy watching all the wildlife around here, too- especially the deer.

  11. Susie, you live in a "little piece of heaven," don't you? What a blessing it is to enjoy God's creation close-up!

  12. I love watching nature in all its glory. We have many deer, geese, many birds of all types and a heron that visits every now and then. They are all such a delight to watch.