Friday, December 7, 2012

Trespassing Makes for Happy!

Though it rains, like the rain of the flood, and the clouds are forbidding and thick,
You can make the sunshine in your soul,
Do something for somebody quick!
                       Unknown

There is a surprise at the end of this post to show you the miracle of birth and hopefully make you smile. B

      
It is early in the morning, there is a little fog still hanging low to the ground, and I watch the glorious sun make its appearance, this never ceases to make me smile and appreciate just how great my life really is. I wanted to share.
Sometimes when I am back hiking and while checking the cows I like to hop over the fence on to NDF’s little piece of heaven (don’t tell her) to see what is hiding on her side of the fence. We have our cows locked off of her side till the Spring so I have to slip between the wet rails after a day of rain. With my backpack and the belly full of those bagged chocolate chips that did not have any chance of getting into those Christmas cookies, it is a tight squeeze. I would climb over but with rubber boots on that may be hazardous to my face as I have learned from past experience resulting in a broken nose.


I must tell you I have a Bear bell attached to my pack now because some people I will not mention any names (Bee Lady) was worried about me, now with a whistle and a Bear bell I will probably be more protected than ever. It kind of makes me feel like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (jingle jingle). I make my way into the grove of trees that looks so different than our groves. There are old and gnarly Pines and Cedars having been here and not disturbed for many, many years it almost looks like a whimsical place where the Munchkins and Leprechauns would live. The raindrops still linger on the end of the Cedar branches and glisten in the sun. (jingle jingle)


Oh there is nowhere I would rather be, I truly wish I could share this experience with all of you in more than photos, I try to capture the moment as best I can but you cannot smell the wet Cedar and Pine and hear (mixed with a new jingling sound) the birds and the gentle breeze blowing through those branches. I stand still as to not jingle and take in all the sounds of peace.


There is the little spring where the Dragon Flies danced and welcomed me in the Spring and lingered through the Summer. I cannot wait to see if they come back after this Winter. Speaking of Winter this is going to be so beautiful with a blanket of white snow covering these trees and clinging to the branches, I can hardly wait. I will be slipping on my snowshoes and squeezing through those cedar rails and trespassing on NDF’s hopefully very soon. I may invite her onto her land for that snowshoe expedition.




I wanted to show you #5. Fifteen minutes after being born at 3:30 PM Thursday evening he is still being cleaned off by Mom and has already found his way to the dinner table. This makes me smile I do hope it works for you.


The best thing about great moments in Nature is sharing it with a few friends, (jingle jingle).

Have a beautiful weekend my friends I hope you enjoyed my little trespassing adventure and the surprise.

Later.

47 comments:

  1. I love the pictures! And look at that little one - so cuteee!

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  2. Such beautiful scenery you show us. I would love to go exploring with you.

    So that calf is only 15 minutes old.... so strong and so cute...

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  3. So happy that another little one has made it into the world safe and sound. xo Happy weekend to you my friend.

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  4. What a beautiful sight, new life! Have a happy weekend; glad I could make you laugh. =)

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  5. Oh wow, newborn baby!

    Glad those chocolate chips found a happy belly to live in ;-)

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  6. It doesn't take them long to find the lunch bar does it?

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  7. Love that last picture...it never gets old! :)

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  8. awww welcome to the world number 5! how sweet :)
    i need to get a bear bell too. i get a little nervous when we go out hiking ever since coming across those 3 cubs last fall and hearing mama bear grumbling up on the hill at us...scary!

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  9. Lovely pictures. That little calf is just the most adorable.
    Looks like im your No.250 follower, I hope you can take the time to follow my photography blog sometime.
    Have a great weekend
    Shaun @ www.valleysshutterbug.com

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  10. "Sounds of peace." I like that!

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  11. Wish I had been there with you. I was trespassing on the other neighbours property, checking out their cabin in the woods and looking for the barred owl. Nice to have such friendly neighbours on both sides.

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  12. The Mom is happy.

    You are happy.

    We are happy.

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  13. The miracle of birth on a farm is something to behold. Mama is eyeing you though...lol

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  14. I could smell the pines and the wet earth. You see when a person can write like you, the reader has absolutely no problem transporting her/himself to the place you describe, smells and all.

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  15. Such a lovely post! The photos are beautiful, and I adored the new calf! Yes, it made me smile. Your morning walks must be so renewing. I can tell they mean a lot to you!

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  16. Water and wilderness, the perfect combination.

    That calf is a strong one!

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  17. What a beautiful and uplifting post! I love how Mother Nature always has a gift of hope to offer us! Have a great weekend, B. :)

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  18. rudolph, the broken-nosed, trespassing reindeer. :)

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  19. Button! oh so cute! reminds me of 'City Slickers' when the baby was born and Billy Crystal was the assistant. hahahaha.

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  20. I love the last photo Buttons!!

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  21. oh, what a sweet mommy and baby! glad snow hasn't fallen yet for their sake, so that little one can get some practice on firm ground.

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  22. You do a wonderful job of sharing what you see. Somedays your words are more clear even than your amazing photos. Love that curly baby.

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  23. Thank you for taking us along on your morning walk, I so enjoy them! The new baby looks great, love to see them nursing! :)

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  24. oh b, I am the queen of trespassing! I get the most amazing pictures that way! awww, that little one is way too cute!

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  25. Your photos are so beautiful, especially the sunrise. I feel like I went on the adventure with you because your writing is so vivid and descriptive!

    That is one cute calf! Whenever I see cows on my drive home I always get so excited. If I see babies I let out a squeal like a little girl ;)

    PS - Thank you for the nice comment about Buttercup. I really appreciate it.

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  26. Ahhhhh, so sweet. A mum always caring..M xoxox

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  27. What a nice surprise for you after your lovely little hike! But I think you are wrong, we can smell the cedar and hear the wind and experience everything because of your wonderful words. Thank you for the little 'escape'. I love the little pond. xx

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  28. A beautiful, quiet place - I love living in the country - so peaceful. And the calf is just beautiful!
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  29. I love the. Miracle of birth and have attended so many calvings some easy and some very long and painful. BUT I am always overjoyed at the miracle of birth and watching the calf up suckling so quickly! Thank you for this. We retired several years ago and I didn't realise that I missed it! Joan

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  30. Beautiful photos the calf is handsome

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  31. It is an amazing happening that for sure. I often watch the goats across the road from our front porch give birth. I swear the kids are up and standing in just a few minutes...:)

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  32. oh Buttons look at this little baby. This is the sweetest image ever.

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  33. Awe lovely picture of the baby calf. I remember many years ago when I was a teenager going to work in the bus and it was stopped at traffic lights. We were right next to a field and I saw a wee calf being born. I could hardly believe what I was seeing. Amazing!!!

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  34. you are wise beyond your photos and your words, friend.

    the best place to heal IS nature.

    ;)

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  35. Awww cuteness!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too. I'm spending mine limping around.

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  36. Late to the party but just wanted to say THANKS for sharing your walk. I could hear the bells, the birds and smell the cedar all the way over here in Idaho. The new baby with the curly hair looks just grand.

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  37. I love going on your walks with you! Your photos are just beautiful.

    There is nothing sweeter than a newborn calf, it never gets old seeing new life...

    xo Cindy

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  38. Coming here is always a lovely experience for me. I always feel like I'm right there.
    Love the image of the reflections in the fog.
    Happy Birthday #5!

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  39. Enjoyed reading. I could actually smell the cedars and pines as I was reading. Reminds me of hiking in my woods here in beautiful Kentucky. :)

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  40. Lovely and inspiring.

    Now it's time for you to have a proper walking stick. Something you pickup in the bush. At least one inches in diameter and 5 to 6 in length. It should be strong enough to support you or whack a coyote if necessary with it breaking.

    Just saying. :)

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  41. Loved your description of climbing through the fence. Glad it was just a tight squeeze. For me, I am afraid I would have become wedged. My calls for help would surely have alerted the neighbors. ;)

    That last shot is so special! What a wonderful thing to see.

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  42. Thanks for sharing your "sneaky visit" and the calf is beautiful!

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  43. Sorry to take so long to come by and say thank you for your recent visit. I love your blog. You description of going through the forest sounds so much like me. Watch those rubber boots and wet logs. My hubby got for me last Christmas a fog horn and bear spray. How romantic. I still always forget to bring it along on my many outings alone. Years ago I had bells, but after years here and never coming upon a bear unless I am sneaking up on one. The always seem to know I am coming and disappear so I gave up on the bells. We do have cougar. In winter I watch for tracks. Well love that I came by here now have to go see some of your other posts. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  44. Phew - I am so much more relaxed about you going out into the bush now that you have a bear whistle. Yeah, that calms my nerves! Are you kidding me? Seriously...a whistle....please...I'm thinking more along the lines of a gun. And maybe gun lessons if you need them. That'd be a nice way to meet some peeps. And now bull mooses? Or is it Bull mice. All I'm going to say is I heard one time on tv that the number one death from wild animals is from...yup...bull moose.

    And I read that post a couple back about leaving the whistle on the kitchen table. It's just like in the movies. THe camera scans to the kitchen table...and there's the whistle, and you know, you JUST KNOW, there is going to be something out there and she will need the whistle.

    OK - the calf picture is adorable. Love it.

    Cindy Bee

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  45. you know i had to scroll...speed read...right to the end to see what the surprise was!! OH WoW!! a BABY! a sweet little newborn calf!! what a way to start the day!!

    trespassing...some of the best things can be seen by doing that. ha. as long as you know in advance that someone isn't waiting to 'shoot trespassers and ask questions later'. yikes! i've seen signs that say that! scary people.

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  46. Ah, I just love your descriptions B, can almost smell the woods. Oh my goodness, a sweet newborn being nurtured by Mum - wonderful! :D)

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