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the spell of the sensuous

Let's sit down here... on the open prairie, where we can't see a highway or a fence. Let's have no blankets to sit on, but feel the ground with our bodies, the earth, the yielding shrubs. Let's have the grass for a mattress... let us become like stones, plants, and trees. Let's be animals, think and feel like animals. Listen to the air. You can hear it, feel it, smell it, taste it. Womiya wakan -- the holy air -- which renews all life with its breath. Woniya, woniya wakan -- spirit, life, breath, renewal -- it means all that.Womiya -- we sit together, don't touch, but something is there; we feel it between us, as a presence. A good way to start thinking about nature, talk about it. Rather, talk to it, talk to the rivers, to the lakes, to the winds as to our relatives.

--John Fire Lame Deer, Lakota

yellowlegs
yellowlegs
katydid
katydid
two chicks plus 2
two chicks plus 2
turkey vultures in bald cypress
turkey vultures in bald cypress
ibis flock
ibis flock
great blue heron in sawgrass wetland
great blue heron in sawgrass wetland
green heron in shadows
green heron in shadows
redwing blackbird
redwing blackbird
flatwood
flatwood
queen takes flight
queen takes flight
backlit coreopsis
backlit coreopsis
bloodroot
bloodroot
lupine
lupine
sabatia
sabatia
coreopsis
coreopsis
great egret hunting
great egret hunting
tricolor heron fishing and limpkin eating
tricolor heron fishing and limpkin eating
tricolor heron hunting in reeds
tricolor heron hunting in reeds
reddish egret hunting
reddish egret hunting
preening brown pelican
preening brown pelican
preening scene
preening scene
preening long billed curlew
preening long billed curlew
gull preening
gull preening
queen anne's lace against a dark sky
queen anne's lace against a dark sky
bald cypress branches
bald cypress branches
bald cypress branches reflected
bald cypress branches reflected
sweet clover just before the storm
sweet clover just before the storm
cattails in fog
cattails in fog
web in dew
web in dew
two deer at dusk
two deer at dusk
sulphur shelf mushroom
sulphur shelf mushroom
snow in May
snow in May
fringed polygala orchid in leaf litter
fringed polygala orchid in leaf litter
pileated woodpecker was here
pileated woodpecker was here
bird's foot violet
bird's foot violet
backyard osprey
backyard osprey
gator submerged
gator submerged
flock of little blue herons
flock of little blue herons
great blue heron wingspread
great blue heron wingspread
great blue heron chick in the nest
great blue heron chick in the nest
juvenile great blue heron in profile
juvenile great blue heron in profile
juvenile great blue heron backlit
juvenile great blue heron backlit
juvenile great blue heron strengthening its wing muscles
juvenile great blue heron strengthening its wing muscles
reddish egret in San Carlos Bay
reddish egret in San Carlos Bay
reddish egret fishing
reddish egret fishing
one raised wing
one raised wing
tricolor heron and reddish egret
tricolor heron and reddish egret
great egret and chicks
great egret and chicks
burrowing owl chicks
burrowing owl chicks
great blue heron family
great blue heron family
anhinga family
anhinga family
woodstork in cypress
woodstork in cypress
brown anole
brown anole
willets and white pelicans
willets and white pelicans
resting at evening tide
resting at evening tide
scratching snowy egret
scratching snowy egret
juvenile white ibis in bald cypress tree
juvenile white ibis in bald cypress tree
'gator teeth
'gator teeth
anhinga with a fish
anhinga with a fish
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron fishing
tricolor heron with fish
tricolor heron with fish
black vulture
black vulture
white tail deer
white tail deer
ribcage
ribcage
red shouldered hawk at dusk
red shouldered hawk at dusk
nesting pair of burrowing owls
nesting pair of burrowing owls
white pelicans and a cormorant
white pelicans and a cormorant
bald eagle chick
bald eagle chick
bald eagles and chick
bald eagles and chick
juvenile little blue heron hunting
juvenile little blue heron hunting
osprey with fish
osprey with fish
mangrove skipper in evening light
mangrove skipper in evening light
white ibis on one pink foot
white ibis on one pink foot
yellow crowned night heron in twilight
yellow crowned night heron in twilight
woodstork feeding
woodstork feeding
sunset on the key
sunset on the key
moon through the trees
moon through the trees
doe. in tamarack
doe. in tamarack
evening web
evening web
raft of migrating canada geese
raft of migrating canada geese
male redwing blackbird mating call
male redwing blackbird mating call
female redwing blackbird preening on marsh grass
female redwing blackbird preening on marsh grass
vireo nest at eye level
vireo nest at eye level
sunrise. through the trees
sunrise. through the trees
tricolor heron in pine top
tricolor heron in pine top
still
still
preening interrupted. juvenile great horned owl
preening interrupted. juvenile great horned owl
rabbit leap
rabbit leap
badlands panorama
badlands panorama
needles
needles
great egret in flight over Venice Rookery
great egret in flight over Venice Rookery
great egret against the evening sky
great egret against the evening sky
Ibis feeding in cypress
Ibis feeding in cypress
sunset. pine island
sunset. pine island
turtle. with reflection
turtle. with reflection
wolf river rapids
wolf river rapids
pond. with spatterdock
pond. with spatterdock
juvenile raccoon
juvenile raccoon
badlands
badlands
badlands vista
badlands vista
dwarf cypress. panorama
dwarf cypress. panorama
sawgrass prairie. panorama
sawgrass prairie. panorama
egrets, herons, and ibises. feeding in sedge
egrets, herons, and ibises. feeding in sedge
dwarf cypress swamp. birds roosting
dwarf cypress swamp. birds roosting
badlands. at dusk
badlands. at dusk
wild horses. in badlands at dusk
wild horses. in badlands at dusk
spring birch
spring birch
red mangrove swamp
red mangrove swamp
leaf litter
leaf litter
alligator. ninemile pond
alligator. ninemile pond
alligator. big cypress preserve
alligator. big cypress preserve
angus. with cattle egret aboard
angus. with cattle egret aboard
brown anole
brown anole
juvenile alligator. on a log
juvenile alligator. on a log
bighorn sheep
bighorn sheep
bison herd
bison herd
bison bull
bison bull