IMG_3018 ancient hand 2014

I thought it very kind of the river ogre to make the eastern phoebe a perch out of one of its spindly fingers.

_RK_4686 cypress gnome med2014

The soft whistling snore stopped me. There was a gnome, ears drooping, eyes shut and long nose slightly quivering.
I smiled, nodded good day to the tree bull guarding the gnome and eased away through the cypress swamp.

while on a ramble at the 2014 NC State Fair I chanced to meet some unusual and delightful creatures
I hope you will share the pleasure these creatures brought to me
and, oh, do watch for the Little Girl and the Long Legs…….

_RK_2328 mink and sun med 2014

Mink are known as fierce predators and I have glimpsed them at the lake.
But I didn’t expect to see one contemplating the dawn sun as perhaps a tasty morsel…

_RK_2195 ogre and cat and monkey2014

I watched, across the misty river, as a young ogre studied me – feet tucked under himself, cradling a white cat on his knees
wee monkey staring through the cat’s ears
and above the companions, the sad wistful eyes of the ogre

IMG_7476 dam's tail 2014 (1)

I sat in the grass, silent, as the tail of the giant water cat appeared, emerging from the mass of Jordan Lake dam.