Creatures, and verse...

July 24, 2014

I got a well-meaning email saying that my photography was getting “worse and worse” and explaining all my faults. Now, I am a HCP..Hopelessly Content Photographer, who posts SMS (Shamelessly Mediocre Shots). So…I thought, what if my photography was verse instead of worse? Here goes…I saw all these in Scandinavia.

Tired of flitting. A little lazy. Stop a minute. Upon a Daisy.


“Scratch” the race! This young hare cries. Hidden in the high grass Is the tortoise, slow but wise!


The flower has food in plenty. The bee, therefore, is rolling. As he drinks the nectar up He gathers up the pollen. IMG_5231 This cat was keen upon its hunt. And did not like being snapped. Its agenda was very clear: A mouse, eaten, after getting trapped! IMG_3774 Big Chief One-Feather Sat upon a pole. Hoping for a juicy chick, A shrew, or a vole! IMG_3888 This moth lay on the leaf-litter. Amongst the drops of rain. Will it die where it lies now? Or will it fly again? IMG_5236 Can you see my horns? He asks While running in the wheat. He slants a wary eye at us: Vanishes on graceful feet. IMG_4013 Curling into a fetal ball Is this hedgehog's best defense. I didn't touch him or trouble him.. But caught him with my lens. IMG_5220 Glorying in the sunlight At the prime of his young life. Grassy paddocks and well-cared ease: What does he know of strife? IMG_5213 "Life's a bubble" it seems When I watch this foraging duck. He'll migrate soon, for the winter months And survive, if he has good luck! IMG_5149

“I have so many back home!” I cried As we kept seeing European Black Kites. Then, suddenly an Osprey appeared: A dream come true in browns and whites!


I just looked at the backyard. No announcement. No knock. He arrived…and silently, This European Peacock.