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Thanksgiving Dove 1

There was an early morning greeting 

from a soft, sweet turtle dove

resting on my deckside railing

 sending messages of peace and love.

Yes, the day seems cold and dreary

but take a look below.

A Dove and a Deer

Is that a deer quietly moving

through the night’s collected snow?

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you

and add a message from the dove.

Take time to look with a dove’s eye view

for a world of peace and love.

Thanksgiving Dove 2

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A Multinational Gathering of Aliens

A Multinational Gathering of Aliens

Driving home yesterday I was involuntarily stopped short in order to rub my eyes.

There was a gathering of grazing critters.

This in itself is not unusual when you live in the country.

Cattle is practically an industry here and yes, there was a cow in the mix.

What Creature is This

What Creature is This

However, this particular collection of grazers seemed odd.

I got out of the car with Pal, my original trusty camera embedded in my cell phone.

Could these be alien creatures sent down from Planet X to confuse local motorists?

Can anyone identify the spotted ones?

Another Mysterious CritterHow about that gray thing?

I must say they were curious and friendly enough.

They allowed me to snap pictures as

they returned to their preoccupation with grass.

Then I was on my way home still wondering.

Were they an odd variety of cow?  Miniature horses?

Donkeys?

I am still undecided.  How about you?

Note:  A friend of mine has a friend-vet, who has identified the alien creatures as donkeys!  Take a look at some of these stories.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2158100/No-kid-ding-Donkey-adopted-goat-breeder-raised-animals-thinks-herd.html

http://www.tehcute.com/full/miniature-donkey.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/miniature-donkeys_n_3612639.html

http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/my-isle-of-wight/features/donkey-heaven-since-1987-the-donkey-sanctuary/

 

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Shenandoah Sunrise 011

It’s a horse of course, busy dining,

but still able to give me that wandering suspicious eye.  

I don’t know her name but she has a twin companion named Pam.

I know this isn’t Pam because she is sporting a muzzle like contraption

to keep her from overeating, which can result in what

horse people call “foundering.”  And that is not a good thing.

The twins live 

down yonder

from my Virginia country “estate!”

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