nature

Bald Eagle

I saw the first Bald

Eagle I’ve ever seen

where I live today!

I had to look twice.

I thought maybe

somebody with a

very long ladder

posted a picture of

one on the top

of this dead-limbed

tree!

Another man came

running along with

his well-behaved,

unleashed dog and

jaunted up a steep

hill and was gone!

I have a knee that

doesn’t need to slip

and fall, so I didn’t

follow him, but now

I know the way.

Little 5-6 year-olds

were playing baseball

with helmets & uniforms

(it’s 100 degrees F today)

running around the bases

to their heart’s delight.

Parents are so dedicated!

Other than that–oh,

another guy came whizzing by

on a orange-colored rent-a-bike

like there was no tomorrow

and looked slightly miffed that

he had to take his eyes off the

trail to wave back to me.

What you see when you get up

early to beat the heat!

Bald Eagle. Oregon High Desert Museum. Central Oregon

Bald Eagle. Oregon High Desert Museum. Central Oregon

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography  http://www.fratesphoto.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cool Walking

I walked early

the heat in hot pursuit.

100 degree days, you have to

get up with the birds

to get a cool walk in.

They know.  Don’t oversleep.

Get to bed early.  No TV

computer or books.

Just the joy of being alive

food & offspring and a

little nest making are about

all they have to do.

Watch out for cats!

No alarm clocks

Who got the best deal

when incarnations

were being passed out:

you can be a human

or a bird and fly.

Take your pick.

Seagull on sea stack rock with sunset. Bandon beach, Oregon.

Seagull on sea stack rock with sunset. Bandon beach, Oregon.

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Leaves

Why do trees grow leaves?

For Summer shade.  Why else?

They hold on til Fall

and then let go

of their tenacious hold

on the limbs that gave

them birth.

Then they fly

which ever way the

wind blows

until their partner

in crime, gravity,

once again grounds

them for another

journey the next

year.  Like a kid,

they can’t wait for

their next birthday

to become a full-

grown leaf

shading people

in the heat of

Summer.

 

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You Can, Yes?

Why go climb high to the sky?

Because it’s there

and you can.

NOT KNOWN

What you can do

until you do it

trying is not even an option

belief

and mental power,

toughness,

that you can,

will succeed

propel you on.

Mindset

and preparation

aid any trained

athlete, even an ordinary

person

to accomplish

unheard of feats.

Yes?  You’re up for it?

Let’s go.

The mountain is

ready and always

there, waiting.

 

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Nature

I have a nature

addiction.

If I don’t get my ‘fix’

I feel I really

miss out.

Nature always gives

more than it takes

and it takes nothing

as it needs not one

thing from me.

So provided for is nature,

its only purpose is to

give, and it does so

freely.

 

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Night/Day

The light of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

The night of day dawns

a new chance

to be in the world.

Some animals only

come out at night.

Nocturnal they’re called.

A lot gets done in the

light of day.

The same can be said

in the dark of night.

 

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Walk

I will walk

in

and with

the wind.

Flying

to my goal

of liberation

of mind

& body

& soul.

No other way

do I feel so free.

No other way

do I consent

my body to

go where

it will.

 

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Solar Healing

With the wind at my back

or in my face,

I’m going.

Blow me side ways.

Blow me down.

I’ll get up.

Down is no place

to be

unless you’re a miner

or volcano lava,

either way you’re

going to be glad

to get some fresh

air.

 

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Walkabout

I saw a beautiful puff-ball

today

bigger and browner than a dandelion

puff-ball.

I just stopped to admire it in the shade

of a very warm day.

I said:  No one’s coming out

in this heat”, but there they were

fishing, biking, jogging.

My walks are about being alone.

Yet, I share the trail with others.

I have a long time to be alone,

elsewhere.

I sort of liked the “company”

yet alone is where my heart

opens up to me…and I

can listen in the quiet.

Rododendrons and maple trees. Washington Park, OR

Rododendrons and maple trees. Washington Park, OR

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography  http://www.fratesphoto.com/

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Red, Green, Blue, Brown, Yellow

Red

stops dead

the line of traffic.

Green

Nature’s color

welcomes all who

are stopped.

Healing

Eyes absorb its magic

Blue of sky

Yellow of Sun

Brown of bark

all belong in nature

naturally.

No paints

filters or any change

Nature comes perfect

whole and complete

as they say.

Might as well not

fight it.

It’s bigger than

all of us.

Always.

 

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