Reblogged: “Peek-a-Boo, I See You!” by FeyGirl at Serenity Spell

I hope you’ll read and enjoy this short “Peek-a-Boo, I See You!” post by FeyGirl at “Serenity Spell”. To me, it’s a sweet reminder of how delicate and precious life is in the world we live. FeyGirl devotes her site and work to nature and is an advocate for the Florida Everglades.

Her quote from Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist and conservationist, was especially meaningful to me. I think you’ll enjoy her pictures, as well. Here it is:


Peek-a-Boo, I See You!

by FeyGirl on August 9, 2013 (© Christina Chappell and 2013)


“We cannot live without the Earth or apart from it, and something is shrivelled in a man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.”  ―Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Cross Creek


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

On August 8, 1896, one of Florida’s greatest novelists and conservationists was born: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Although she grew up in Washington D.C., Rawlings settled in rural Florida, writing about the land and people of her surroundings. Her works included the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Yearling, and Cross Creek, an autobiographical account of life in her beloved Florida — she loved her hammocks. Happy birthday, Marjorie!

Flatwoods of Cypress Creek Natural Area, Jupiter, Florida

One of my favorite spots, the flatwoods of Cypress Creek Natural Area

A warm, long-overdue hullllo and peek-a-boo from the depths of South Florida, to the blogging world — I’ve missed you all so!

Juvenile Alligator, Grassy Waters Preserve, Florida

Nearly stumbling about this sweet juvenile gator in Grassy Waters Preserve. Hullo, fella!


Pat from the ol’ kitchen table

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6 thoughts on “Reblogged: “Peek-a-Boo, I See You!” by FeyGirl at Serenity Spell

    • Hi Joanne – I’m glad you liked it. I love her site and photos of wildlife and her message. Hope you’ll check it out.

      It’s good to see you at my “kitchen table” again. Hope you’re well and doing good with the summer winding down. 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed her post, Susan. I love her message and her photography. She is truly a valued resource and a voice for nature and wildlife.

      Thank you for stopping by and for checking out her work. 🙂

  1. I just clicked on FeyGirl’s site and read this post there also. She truly has a beautiful site. I love her banner artwork. I find some of the scariest creatures the most alluring and beautiful. The peek a boo eyes of the gator is one of those creatures. Great photos.

    • I’m glad you liked her site. That’s the part I love most about it — her photos. With them, she draws me into her world and takes me to places I’ve never been and things I’ve never seen. It’s intriguing and beautiful and I can’t help but join her, in spirit, in keeping it alive and natural.

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