Saturday, June 18, 2011

Monday was a nice day, mostly without rain.
But it has taken me a long time to get to my photos.
On a trip to the pond at lunch I found that
the Mallard ducklings were out and about.
People were of course feeding them bread.

The American Widgeon pair were still around
they have also learned to eat bread.

Sharing it with others is still a work in progress.

My wife and I decided on supper at the
University of Calgary. For some reason the
university has developed a tilt.

Once there we meet the usual suspects.

The young white-Tailed Jackrabbits appeared
about two weeks ago once they were big
enough that the magpies would leave them alone.

My wife pointed out this flicker which has decided
that a drainage pipe makes a great home.

"Let us be much with Nature; not as they
That labour without seeing, that employ
Her unloved forces, blindly without joy;
Nor those whose hands and crude delights obey
The old brute passion to hunt down and slay;
But rather as children of one common birth,
Discerning in each natural fruit of earth
Kinship and bond with this diviner clay.
Let us be with her wholly at all hours,
With the fond lover's zest, who is content
If his ear hears, and if his eye but sees;
So shall we grow like her in mould and bent,
Our bodies stately as her bless├Ęd trees,
Our thoughts as sweet and sumptuous as her flowers."

On the Companionship with Nature
Archibald Lampman


Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

Thanks, I loved the shots you posted of the swimming beaver.