When William Shakespeare said “The Eyes are the window to your soul, he was no doubt talking about the human soul. To equate a soul to an animal can become quite a contentious debate. Having spent my adult life in stewardship to our Mother Earth I absolutely believe all her children have souls. When I look into their eyes I see their connection to the earth, an understanding of this place they call home. Their connection is often deeper than ours. They are part of a web many of us have turned away from. Take a moment and try to connect as they do.
Recently while my husband was splitting wood he happened upon a gigantic wood spider. He called me over to see it but by the time I arrived it had already crawled away. I reminded him we now have iPhones and can take photos when we find something unique, something I had yet to do. The following day I was walking through the woods when I startled a snake and the snake startled me.
After taking a deep breath I literally apologized to the snake and then took my iPhone from my pocket and began snapping away.
Here is my first attempt at iPhone photography. I hope to refine my technique!
Along with the snake I also found what to appear to be discarded machine pieces. Man-made art in its purest form!
Every weekend during the winter season when snow, rain or sub-freezing temperatures are not present, I will be in the woods beyond the stream gathering rocks to be added to the ever-growing rock walls.
Today, March 4th, I came upon an unexpected creature.
Having had no sub-freezing temperatures this winter season, the earth was soft and pliable and hibernating animals have begun to emerge from their burrows and dens.