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Hugging Trees


Okay, Junior, forget about pecking at houses. This is how we find the best bugs — on the trees. You hold on with your toes and hop around all sides of the tree. The tree doesn’t mind. It thinks we’re hugging it.

And keep an eye out for hawks. They like to snatch up flickers, especially young naive little morsels like you.

You got that? Look, I didn’t mean to frighten you, but we have to watch out for them at all times.

Okay, Mom.  Sheesh! It sure is a long way down!

Oooooh, look! A rabbit!

Yikes! So it is! Keep looking up, Junior!

Never mind the rabbit!


Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

24 thoughts on “Hugging Trees

  1. Great photos, Anneli! I love how your words go perfectly with the photos. ❤️

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  2. Again, a wonderful story: makes me smile!

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  3. Thanks for sharing these awesome photos with a bright, sunny story. This makes my morning complete.

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  4. Cute, story as well as the pics 👌😊

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  5. This is precious. I’m adding more birds to my next prehistoric fiction book (of course early man would love to fly like birds and wonder how they do it) so your many wonderful articles will probably become anecdotal sources.

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  6. The final line of your story got a belly laugh out of me, anneli. Great fun and terrific photos.

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  7. Such fine looking birds. The young have to learn quickly!

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  8. Thanks for the smile! Flickers are such characters.

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  9. Birds and other wildlife love your place! And they are such a joy to watch!

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  10. I love your script – you’re so good at framing the photos with a story.

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  11. Very good pictures and a funny story to go with them! I also love watching what the birds do in my garden.

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  12. Always entertaining, watching the mama birds with their babies. There are so many of them around right now, learning how to navigate their way around the backyard. Love your photos. The clarity is amazing. Cute little story to go with them as well.

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    • Well, I don’t know about the clarity – it can always be better – but it was a fair distance away and you always lose something when you have to zoom in and try to hold still. But I’m happy that they’re recognizable and that I could make up something about the expressions I saw on their faces. That bunny in the photo must have younger brother and sisters. One was in my garden, stuffing his face all night!


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