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Surfer Sunrise
An evening walk in Lyon
A Snake and his Friend
Balloon festival
Smoke storm
mother and baby
Foot bridge across creek in Cataloochee in North Carolina.
Windy Day in Martina Franca
Monastery pet
Firefighter with his children
Brooklyn Bridge Black & White.
Burial Spot of a cat in the forest
macro in stame
surrealism
in the fire
Madame Sherri's Castle
Oh yeah!
Doors of DC
Singapore River
A farm in Santa Paula, CA after a rainstorm.
Fishing Alone
eyes of Devil
Snowy Sunset at Virginia Tech
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Burial Spot of a cat in the forest

The smaller tree in the center of the shot marks the place where a house cat was buried for a friend who lived in an apartment and could not afford to cremate her pet cat. We picked this spot in my backyard because the smaller tree amidst the pines would be a marker for years to come. I thought the photo was so striking. It shows what winter in the south looks like - pine needles blanketing the forest floor, the last of colored leaves clinging to the trees, and the solitude you can find just feet away from a suburban house.

TAGS: Forest, Nature, North Carolina, Quiet, Solitude, Winter

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Member since 2019
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© Stella McTaggart.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 12.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone SE
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America