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Beneath the grass so green,
on the far away hill,
lives a male Marmot.
I'll call him Phil.
Phil likes to burrow,
to run and play
and lie on the grass
to catch a ray
or two of Sun.
If you were to approach
these gentle creatures,
in the light of day,
they will let out a whistle
and go away,
under the grass,
where their dwelling is.
Waiting silently, without sound;
Phil will slowly come out
and look around.
Stay still, be quiet, you will see
a small portion of Phil's family.

Fall is the time for foliage and the perfect time to give your containers a fresh face! Join Rachel Zeutenhorst, knowledgeable plant expert from T & L, to learn all about how to revamp your containers with festive fall foliage. She'll teach you all about the best plants to combine together for dramatic color and texture to liven up your pots for the fall season. 
This is a wonderful class you won't want to miss that will help you create your very own one-of-a-kind, unique fall containers. This is a FREE class, so be sure to spread the word!

When: Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 10:00 am
Address: 3915 Sunnyside Boulevard, Marysville, WA - Phone: 425-334-2002 

Easy to grow and low maintenance, ornamental grasses are easy garden magic! There are so many unique varieties available now that offer a wide range of colors, textures and heights. Join Trevor Cameron, C.P.H., from Sunnyside Nursery, to learn how you can best incorporate these great additions into your garden just in time for their prime season, fall! 
Join this FREE informational class on Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 10:00 am. 
Address: 3915 Sunnyside Boulevard, Marysville, WA - Phone: 425-334-2002 

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Kudos Community • 04/27/2019 at 11:59PM • Like

Welcome to the Kudos Community. Great photo captures. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

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Loy • 04/28/2019 at 04:08PM • Like

Wow! Great photos - I especially like the owl!

I followed this guy about a quarter of a mile, from the ferry terminal to the fishing pier, until he rested on the breakwater. There were people around who noticed the eagle and remarked, "Lookit that bald eagle!" I thought, "Bald eagles never fail to conjure awe, no matter how many times you see them." Upon reaching the end of the pier, I sat my camera on the corner railing, got on my knees, and held the camera still. It would have been convenient to have had a tripod handy, as who knows how long it would take to be in this uncomfortable position.

As practice, I took many shots of him standing still. He’d look left, then right, then straight at me. Aside from the beeping of the auto-focus, only an occasional seagull could be heard. I didn't want to look around, for fear that the eagle would suddenly take flight. My left eye was pressed against the viewfinder, my right index finger lightly pressing the shutter button like a trigger-happy gunslinger.

As the hum of a Washington State Ferry came closer behind me, I hoped that it would spook the bird to fly. It didn't. The engine noise soon disappeared into the horizon.

My knees were starting to ache, but more importantly I was worried that my butt crack was showing.

After an hour, the bird crouched. I knew it was time. He started flapping his wings. I pressed the shutter button. Rapid shots. I whispered, "Yessssss!"

When the eagle had left, I didn't know which felt better: Capturing the bird in flight, or getting to stretch my legs. The hour of waiting and anticipating was actually only 15 minutes. But that wouldn't have sounded as dramatic.

Edmonds, 3-9-19
Camera: Sony A7iii
Lens: Sony FE3.5-6.3/24-240
240mm
1/800 shutter speed
f6.3
ISO400

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Alex • 04/04/2019 at 08:31AM • Like

Great capture, your patience paid off!

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Lucy • 04/04/2019 at 09:16AM • Like

Great shot! and thoroughly enjoyed the story that goes with it!

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