Tuesday, July 19, 2011
One of my quieter neighbors enjoys her breakfast in our yard, illuminated by the lovely early morning light...
At first I thought the tree leaves interfered with my photo,
but then I decided they add an interesting dimension.
The grass has been so tall and thick after all our spring rains that it has hidden the fawns well and I have seen very few of them this year. And only once did I have my camera with me, while driving home through Big Horn one day. This fawn was posing prettily in a sunlit meadow while mom browsed in the shade of some nearby trees, but when I stopped to get a photo, baby literally high-tailed it back to mama...
First the tree leaves, then the fawn leaves! ;-)
Oh well, the pitfalls of amateur photography.
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"