Refugee at the Refuge

What a beautiful day!  I thought I’d take some shots at this particular wildlife refuge that features a trail to a cedar swamp. While I unsuccessfully tried to take photos of leaves floating and sailing to the ground, I did get some good shots of the light coming through a field of grasses.

As I padded on deeper into the woods, I found this bright-colored lichen and tried to get a good shot, but it was in a too shaded area. Suddenly, I heard a rifle shot . . . and then another, followed by what seemed like a very large dog barking. I bolted upright quickly, alertly listening to the fast approaching dog. So, I took off running down the trail to the safety of my car–never looking back! Are hunters allowed on state property?

Quote of the Day for YOU:    I thank you god for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.                                                          ~e.e. cummings

(This is a reblog since my camera is being repaired. While I have been shooting with the point-and-shoot, I wanted to post this from last year. Click on the photos to enlarge–the grasses are fantastic)    ©  Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

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