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Dusk Magic

Robin McConaughy

Robin McConaughy

Summer is showing some signs of aging. A few leaves are dropping and praying mantises are emerging to lay eggs. A dusk walk on a summer night has us searching for signs, like the last of the hydrangeas, a luna moth carcass and various plants flowering in anticipation of fall.

The quiet of the farm after these hot days almost seems dream-like. Like this view in the hazelnut grove where, just the day before, I saw a fox staring back at me from the dark backdrop.

Or the animals laying down in the open after the sun has started to set.

I captured a lone turkey meandering back to the barn to roost for the night. Even she looked a little sleepy.

Cisco took a moment to gather his strength in the tall grass.

And then he and Blue tried to figure out where the kittens might be hiding.

No dice on the kittens – time to rest!


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