While I was out walking, I heard a mourning dove. Birds chirping wildly in the tree above. Several domestic and stray cats. I saw a cat gazing longingly at a bird nest….. a mockingbird vigorously chasing a cat.
A dog barking ferociously behind the picketed fence. The guttural bark indicated it was desperately wishing it could prove loyalty to its owner! (I am glad it can’t.)
I see a fence, separating the road from the interstate. A plant seed-head, lazily waving back and forth. Cars whizzing past. Some quietly, some noisily. I hear radio stations booming from metal ponies with helmeted drivers.
Beautiful pines. Sunlight filtering through the needles.
White and yellow seem to be the default wild-type flower color of the waving grass in the empty field.
The contrail of a jet carrying passengers several miles up.
Riparian habitats. Winding streams. Sometimes wild, torrential Mississippi rains. Willows growing close to the waters edge.
Companions in the stroll.
We live in a beautiful place, don’t we? Mississippi. Beautiful Mississippi!
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