Friday, January 10, 2014

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, 2013

 This is a repost and some may remember it. I have been battling some kind of pesky bug this week and hope to get back to blogging really soon. I miss visiting all of your great posts. Ya'll take care and I hope you have a nice weekend. Susie


  1. This is a nice poem about all the animals in nature, Susie. They are fun to watch when we see them, aren't they? Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I hope you feel better soon and have a good weekend.

    1. Thank you Daisy. Yes they are fun to watch. I'm lucky here where I live, I get to see quite a few of them. When I wrote this one a couple of years ago I saw all of these that I wrote about in one week.

  2. Love it---and yes, there are so many wonders out there. We have raccoons visit our deck EVERY night ---cleaning up in the cracks after the birds have been there all day. I sweep --but there's always seed left just for those little critters...

    I fed my birds twice a day during the arctic blast... I feel so sorry for them out there in that horribly cold weather. BUT--they seem to know how to take care of themselves... That's NATURE at work.


    1. Thanks Betsy. Those raccoons and possums love to meander in and eat the bird seed that hits the ground. We see their footprints on our back porch alot.

  3. Lovely! So sorry you have been under the weather. God bless.

  4. Beautiful Susie! I hope you feel better soon!

  5. I feel blessed to live in an area where we can see little animals like these. Well, we don't see owls, but I do remember a screech owl which came to the light in the window at night, when I was a little girl; scared me to death!

    Feel better soon! Seems these "bugs" like to come around when January comes.

  6. what a delight you are. I live in the city surrounded by forest and throughout the city (small one) tree are soooo many trees. We have wildlife like this even downtown.

    1. Thank you Katie. I bet that's so nice to have them in the city.

  7. Such nice poems and such nice pictures.
    I hope that you feel better.
    Your work is enough to make any one smile.
    Take care of yourself.

  8. I sure hope you feel better soon and hope this isn't the flu. Healing thoughts and hugs sent in your direction!!!

    1. Thank you lise. I hope it's not the flu either but it sure feels like it.

  9. Praying you feel better soon, Susie!
    You are a very talented photographer...Thanks for sharing these photos...They are wonderful!
    Blessings and love~ Lisa

    1. They you Lisa. I wish I could take credit for the pics but not this time.

  10. Hi Susie, I love your repost today. It is so sweet, I especially like the rabbit and the raccoon. I am so sorry to hear that you are sick again. You sure have had your fair share this winter. I hope you are feeling better and are getting your strength back. It seems like it is taking everyone a little longer to get well this season. Stay warm and have a good night's rest. With Love, Delisa :)

  11. Oh, Susie, I'm sorry. Hope you feel better soon. Your words about the various wildlife you are privileged to know so well are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Susie,
    Your post today holds a special place in my heart, as I love nature so. There is a peace I feel there like no other place. Your picture of the deer, raccoon, and the squirrel are sweet. Deer are such lovely animals, and I spotted a family of them on a road trip with my husband. It was such a sight.

    Have a nice week, Susie.


  13. Susie,
    I absolutely love your photos of these animals. Great photos. I just love to watch the deer, wild turkeys, squirrels. We are so blessed to live in these mountains with such beautiful nature.