Posted on Feb 27, 2011 | 0 comments

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Racoon Tracks

Racoon Tracks

 

As I wrote the headline, Shirley Temple’s voice singing “Animal Crackers in My Soup” rang in my head. Amazing. Where did that come from? Also amazing is Mark Wuredel’s photo from his Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) exhibition http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/117-imprints_photographs_by_mark_ruwedel  “Imprints: Photographs by Mark Ruwedel” that I saw last week. Seeing it changed the way I look at landscape.  The holes are dinosaur tracks left in the mud from thousands of years ago! Who knew? I wouldn’t have if it was explained. So when I saw the tracks of ‘Rocky Racoon’, my animal neighbor who dines from the bird feeders off my deck at dawn or dusk, I was inspired to snap the picture. Unlike the dinosaur tracks, the ‘coon tracks  will melt and disappear with spring’s warmth.

 

Mark Ruwedel Photograph and copyright

Mark Ruwedel Photograph and copyright