Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Down on the Ground




24 comments:

  1. I love them! And perfect for Wordless Wednesday! Have a lovely evening and a great day tomorrow --hopefully with some sunshine!

    Sylvia

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  2. Aww, I just loved the little mouse, as long as he is outside.
    Good eye for the small and often ignored.

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  3. great photos. I got some good ones of lizards on this trip. I like the small things wherever I go.

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  4. Sweet photographs. They remind us to look down every now and then and not always up to the sky. Nice post.

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  5. Four reasons to smile. Thank you! I'm impressed that you got a shot of the mouse. 'Round here, they disappear as quick as you can catch sight of them.

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  6. Wow! Especially the tiny mouse. Only once in all my years of walking did I see a tiny mouse run across the path in front of me.

    Do you know the story of Jumping Mouse?

    "A delightful tale about a young field mouse searching for the meaning of life. Follow his adventures with a wise frog, a helpful buffalo and other friendly guides as you are inspired by his courage, and touched by his vision of the profound."
    (Review by Music for Little People)

    I have that story on tape. What a courageous mouse you met!! A kindred spirit to Jumping Mouse.

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  7. Here's the story of Jumping Mouse:

    http://www.firstpeople.us/FP-Html-Legends/TheStoryofJumpingMouse-Unknown.html

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  8. Hey everyone! Thanks for your comments here. Funny thing about the mouse. There were two, one ran from us right away, and this one who stayed still and waited for us to pass. It was so tiny, it's hard to imagine it's a little mammal.

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  9. the post title took me back to an ancient cold blood song. "Ya gotta get down, a little closer to the ground." i'll bet rog remembers it, and lydia pense. nice pictures of critters!

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  10. Funny, I was thinking that mouse's expression was intense and scary: Ninja Mouse? Danger Mouse?
    Great shots, as always!

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  11. Good captures. That lizard (?) looks menacing!

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  12. And then there's Joan Armatrading singing "down to the ground, down to the ground."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XqiAvMtJ_8

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  13. Wonderful photos of these small creatures. I often wonder how many people look down when they're walking - obviously you do, but most seem to miss seeing anything at their feet. But then, many miss seeing anything above their heads too - such as owls perched on a tree branch just above head height.

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  14. The little ones are busy around your place. :)

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  15. correction! it was joy of cooking, not cold blood. xo

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  16. and the green grass grows all around, all around, and the green grass grows all around.

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  17. I remember Cold Blood with Lydia Pense, but not Joy of Cooking. Now I'm going to have look them up.

    I have always loved Joan Armatrading, and that song is one of my favorites. Would have made a great title for this post.

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  18. JOC were from Berkeley (2 women wrote and sang the songs). Their 1st 1 albums were pretty good.

    Cold Blood, TOP, now those were the days. Went to jr/sr high with Greg Adams of TOP>

    Er, sorry, great photos and sounds sweet out there!

    Still in the 80s here. Looks like not gonna save any $$$ on utilities this summer = Grrrr

    Cheers!

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  19. sorry, meant to say 2 albums were pretty good.

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  20. Gorgeous creatures! I am always amazed by the diversity of animals you live among. It is like a zoo compared to the squirrels, swallows, and pigeons (and rats) of the city!

    I do love the swallows.

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  21. What markings on the dragonflies! They are such wonderful creatures that can alight so perfectly on the tip of the smallest rush--just delightful to watch.We seem to have a resident 'aka tombo'(red dragonfly)in our small lily pond

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  22. Great photos. How did you get that mouse to sit still? What a cutie!

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  23. http://www.amazon.com/Joy-Cooking/dp/B000094PWP

    I've still got my Joy of Cooking album, released 1970. You can listen to the samples on the link. Great album!

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