Happy Mother’s Day

A few years back I wrote a post for Mother’s Day, and I really can’t add anything to what I thought then.  So instead of repeating myself, please go back and reread “What I Want for Mother’s Day.” Then scroll down and enjoy some glimpses of motherhood as seen through my lens.

I thought our kids left too soon, but elk calves only stay with their mothers for about a year.

I thought our kids left too soon, but elk calves only stay with their mothers for about a year.

It takes both Downy Woodpecker parents to raise their fast-growing brood.

Just as it takes both Downy Woodpecker parents to raise their fast-growing brood, I sure needed Pete to succeed at raising our daughters.

Yellow-bellied Marmots may have two to seven siblings. Two kids were enough for me!

Yellow-bellied Marmots may have two to seven siblings. Two kids were enough for me!

Attachment parenting is nothing new. This mother Vervet monkey carries its baby on its chest.

Attachment parenting is nothing new. This mother Vervet monkey carries its baby on its chest.

American Coot mothers recognize their own chicks, rejecting all others.

American Coot mothers recognize their own chicks, rejecting all others.

Both Canada Goose parents care for their goslings—and perhaps those from other families too. Foster goslings!

Both Canada Goose parents care for their goslings—and perhaps those from other families too. Foster goslings!

Motherhood is wonderful, but nothing beats having GRANDCHILDREN!

Willow meeting little sister Gwendolyn for the first time!

Willow meeting little sister Gwendolyn for the first time!

Nora Rose

Nora Rose

 

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