What's outside of your picture window today?

Posted by John, Volunteer Mentor @johnbishop, Nov 25, 2020

As we get ready for the real winter to show up and COVID-19 still playing a major part in our lives I like to spend moments of my day de-stressing about what’s going on in the world today. All I have to do is look out the window and observe some of natures beautiful creatures, how they interact and ponder how small it makes my troubles seem. Sometimes I may even get the opportunity to take a photo or two. How about you? Anything going on outside of your window(s) that you want to share?

For those members that have the ability to size your photos before you upload them to the discussion, may I suggest using the following sizes:
– 500 x 335 pixels (landscape)
– 210 x 210 pixels (square)

@loribmt

@ess77 Believe me, every tree lost in the forest around us is gut wrenching and deeply felt. Two sides of our property are state forest and we got word last year that logging rights have been sold. My husband and I are living on pins and needles (pine) in hopes that it isn’t clear cut! We have 100 year old huge Red and White pines… just thinking of their demise makes me ill.
I can feel your agony over the loss of the old cypress and oaks. What a tragedy…reminds me of “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin’ hot spot…”. Sad.

But we are truly blessed with a plethora of wildlife and serenity. It really is a slice of heaven, Elizabeth. I’m happy to share some photos. My camera is always at the ready. ☺️

For today’s enjoyment…😉 A little tree frog, Wood duck and one of the beaver trees! This one was a good foot in diameter right on the shore. Grrr.

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I love these pictures but I sure don’t see them outside my window! Here’s what I’m ‘enjoying.’

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@becsbuddy

@loribmt I’m waiting to see the quilt you’re going to make! Gorgeous photos! Are you the photographer?

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@becsbuddy @ess77 @johnbishop @jakedduck1

Thank you for the compliments. I am the photographer. My camera is almost always with me. If not, then my phone is there for backup.
Honestly, I’m just capturing what Mother Nature provides. I walk miles daily and never know what I’m going to find while out, or looking out the window!
I’m happy to share my photos here if it doesn’t get to be annoying.
Nature is where I turn for healing and my photos become lasting moments of happiness or peace or encouragement.

Becky, oh gosh, quilts~art and traditional, are always ruminating in my head!! Not enough time in the day or space on the walls! 😉
So far there are quilts of bear, loons, deer, cattails/lilipads…and a couple of abstracts.

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@becsbuddy

I love these pictures but I sure don’t see them outside my window! Here’s what I’m ‘enjoying.’

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Is this today?? Yikes! We got a little snow this morning but you’re looking like winter, not spring!! Nasty!! Great picture though! I can feel the chill! Brrrr.

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@loribmt

@ess77 Believe me, every tree lost in the forest around us is gut wrenching and deeply felt. Two sides of our property are state forest and we got word last year that logging rights have been sold. My husband and I are living on pins and needles (pine) in hopes that it isn’t clear cut! We have 100 year old huge Red and White pines… just thinking of their demise makes me ill.
I can feel your agony over the loss of the old cypress and oaks. What a tragedy…reminds me of “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. With a pink hotel, a boutique and a swingin’ hot spot…”. Sad.

But we are truly blessed with a plethora of wildlife and serenity. It really is a slice of heaven, Elizabeth. I’m happy to share some photos. My camera is always at the ready. ☺️

For today’s enjoyment…😉 A little tree frog, Wood duck and one of the beaver trees! This one was a good foot in diameter right on the shore. Grrr.

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@loribmt This year we got a 3-week permit to gather slash and downed small trees from the BLM land. It is an hour drive in 4WD Jeep hauling utility trailer. The views are truly majestic, seeing wave upon wave of timber march along ridgelines. They have clearcut some large swaths, but I do understand the concept of responsible harvesting. They are not building in these backlands.

Looks like we might be eagle-watching in our nearby trees! Mated pair is trying to build a nest! Yippee!
Ginger

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@becsbuddy

I love these pictures but I sure don’t see them outside my window! Here’s what I’m ‘enjoying.’

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Beautiful!, Becky…love the rainy days….blessings on this lovely day. elizabeth

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@gingerw

@loribmt This year we got a 3-week permit to gather slash and downed small trees from the BLM land. It is an hour drive in 4WD Jeep hauling utility trailer. The views are truly majestic, seeing wave upon wave of timber march along ridgelines. They have clearcut some large swaths, but I do understand the concept of responsible harvesting. They are not building in these backlands.

Looks like we might be eagle-watching in our nearby trees! Mated pair is trying to build a nest! Yippee!
Ginger

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Help me understand. Clear cutting swaths, clearing areas but not destroying the entire area? Isn't that a good thing re prevention of fires, etc and in Florida, the timber companies plant the land they harvest so we don't loose all the trees. and of course they don't run out of future harvests….please explain what your permit allows you to do?

Hope you do have a new nest and take some pics to share….I must learn how to do that. blessings, elizabeth

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@loribmt

@becsbuddy @ess77 @johnbishop @jakedduck1

Thank you for the compliments. I am the photographer. My camera is almost always with me. If not, then my phone is there for backup.
Honestly, I’m just capturing what Mother Nature provides. I walk miles daily and never know what I’m going to find while out, or looking out the window!
I’m happy to share my photos here if it doesn’t get to be annoying.
Nature is where I turn for healing and my photos become lasting moments of happiness or peace or encouragement.

Becky, oh gosh, quilts~art and traditional, are always ruminating in my head!! Not enough time in the day or space on the walls! 😉
So far there are quilts of bear, loons, deer, cattails/lilipads…and a couple of abstracts.

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Oh, my goodness, Lori! please show us more! Lovely…many blessings on your walks…wish I were with you on one…..elizabeth

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@lioness These pics are for you today! Nothing like a couple of duck butts in the air to bring a smile to your face. This is a momma with grown chicks! She’s looking on while they’re bottom feeding. ☺️

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@ess77

Help me understand. Clear cutting swaths, clearing areas but not destroying the entire area? Isn't that a good thing re prevention of fires, etc and in Florida, the timber companies plant the land they harvest so we don't loose all the trees. and of course they don't run out of future harvests….please explain what your permit allows you to do?

Hope you do have a new nest and take some pics to share….I must learn how to do that. blessings, elizabeth

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@ess77 We live in timber country. As they clear an area, there are trees that do not meet the size needed, or trees that have to be cut down to clear a road or make a fire break. The BLM [Bureau of Land Management] will issue a certain number of permits, designating a specific area, for private citizens to gather the piles they create with these smaller trees. They have had their branches removed and are stacked. Sometimes on a hillside, sometimes in the bramble of blackberries. Permit holders are allowed 2 cords, and you have 3 weeks to gather what you want. We always go with at least 2 other people. There is nobody overseeing us re safety, it is all on us. I am certified in first aid, as is the neighbor. We have ham radio for communication, and mark coordinates in an emergency. Yes, the timber companies here also replant, and their work helps undergrowth keep controlled.
Ginger.

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@loribmt

@lioness These pics are for you today! Nothing like a couple of duck butts in the air to bring a smile to your face. This is a momma with grown chicks! She’s looking on while they’re bottom feeding. ☺️

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😂 love it! Wonder if that’s what started the DA hair style back the day.

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@loribmt

@lioness These pics are for you today! Nothing like a couple of duck butts in the air to bring a smile to your face. This is a momma with grown chicks! She’s looking on while they’re bottom feeding. ☺️

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@loribmt
Any duck picture is a beautiful picture.
I'm going to have to go visit my 🦆 ducky 🦆 🦆 🦆 🦆 friends.

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@becsbuddy

I love these pictures but I sure don’t see them outside my window! Here’s what I’m ‘enjoying.’

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The view outside my window got a little better today. It’s 17* and we got about 9” of snow! Do I really have to take the dog out?!

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