Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Some Days I Feel Like the Gazelle

Sometimes (the best moments) arrive when I resonate with something I just read.  

Hello sweet baby Gazelles how are you today?
From the Khartoum Zoo.

Like for instance reading this short piece.

"Say you are a gazelle, grazing an African plain. The soundtrack from The Lion King in the background. A hungry lion stalks you from a distance. He sprints in to attack, but today you manage to outrun him. By instinct, a fight-or-flight reaction, you feel momentary anxiety. Experience and genetics have taught you to run and evade danger, and it does take some time for your heart to stop racing. But soon enough you can return to happy grazing as if nothing had happened. Chomp-chomp, blissful chomps, until the lion comes back for round two. (From the chapter Push the Button in Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, by Caitlin Doughty.)

Are You Feeling Like A Gazelle Today?

Are you a hunter or a hunted? 

Who-o-o, who-o-o, who-o-o.

The owl- is one of life's most curious creatures.
I'm watching you!

"When the owl sings, the night is silent."
 (Quand le hibou chante, La nuit est silence)
Charles de Leusse

Critters and people, children and owls and crowds watching, all enjoying Nature's free bounty.
" would be interesting to find out what goes on in that moment when someone looks at you and draws all sorts of conclusions." said the owl.

But I shall leave more on this, later!

Enjoy your day and may happiness follow you everywhere you go!

"We have a calling: a need to be close to Nature, where she may cleanse our souls and wash away the stresses of yesterday.  It is emotional recompense for the cost of living." Fennel Hudson


eileeninmd said...

Hello, being close to nature, that is my calling. Love the gazelles and the beautiful Barred Owl. I always enjoy your post and photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Gail said...


Thanks for dropping in to visit.

Have a great weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the barred owls. hear them here a lot.

keep running, gazelle.

RedPat said...

Love the owl!
Keep on running!

Elephant's Child said...

I adore owls. Fascinating critters.
No-one as klutzy as I am could ever consider themselves a gazelle though. Lion food is closer to the mark.

Debbie said...

very cool images today!!! today, i felt like a tomorrow, i will be a turtle!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thie entire post is a HOOT!