SOLC Day 15: A Dose of Mother Nature


March 2020 SOLC–Day 15
A huge thank you to Two Writing Teachers for all that they do to create an amazing community of writers and a safe, welcoming space to write, learn, share and grow.

I’ve spent most of the weekend grading, scoring and writing report card comments. Considering we’re now facing at least two weeks without school, it feels odd to be doing that, to say the least. 

I’m trying hard not to obsessively follow the news. I’m also working hard to stop my spinning brain and to get outside every day. The latter is something I always enjoy, but these days it feels even more like a necessity.

Here are some pictures from my wanderings over the past few days–a series of small moments, I guess.

This is where I find peace. I hope you do, too.


On the river, cloud-laced blue skies, ripples and one lonely iceberg.


Sun rays spill from dark clouds. Dawn always soothes me. 

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Dueling eagles–too fast for a good photo–too “wonder-ful” not to share! 


Grumpy bald eagle–I think he lost the duel.


Who can resist the softness of a pussy willow?


At the beach an intent seagull invades my air space. 

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A happy well-fed seal poses cooperatively–much to my delight!


The first rose-breasted nuthatches of the year stopped by today. So cute! The feeders were buzzing with finches as well. 


Casting shadows in the late afternoon. Together.



Spring is coming… 


20 thoughts on “SOLC Day 15: A Dose of Mother Nature

  1. margaretsmn says:

    Your photography gives me peace. Thanks!

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  2. dmsherriff says:

    Sunrays spilling from dark clouds is a stunning photograph – full of hope!

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  3. dearobb says:

    peeking purple bonnets from the cold soil
    squeak hello!

    Thank you.

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  4. Amanda Regan says:

    Simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing. It is dark and rainy where I am; your photos gave me the opportunity to escape for a moment and experience the tranquility.

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  5. Spring is coming! This too shall pass. Your photos bring peace to my evening. Bringing us such beauty lifts my spirit. I need this in these times.

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  6. Christine says:

    Wonderful photo story. It’s so great to get outside!

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  7. jcareyreads says:

    That deal! You certainly saw a lot. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. kd0602 says:

    Love your photos! I found myself on the same trajectory today. Nature and photography are a great balm for these challenging times. Keep on posting!


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  9. mgminer says:

    Such beautiful variety! How cool that you can see seals where you are! I got out for a walk today, too.

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  10. Amanda Potts says:

    You saw a seal?!? I want to come wander with you. These photos are lovely – in fact, I’m inspired to share some of mine in the next few days. Thank you for a few moments of peace. And I’m glad you got those comments out of the way. ❤

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Come wander anytime! I can’t guarantee we’ll see a seal, and especially not one who poses so nicely, but there’s plenty of other beautiful things to see. Take care!


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