Trickster Coyote On The Prowl Stopping To Give Me The "Stink Eye" For His Kodak Moment

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Alta Realty Company, LLC RB 21961

Trickster Coyote

I was getting ready to go to a meeting in my office one beautiful June morning, when this fellow came sauntering through my backyard. The stars were aligned just right and I was able to snap this photo from my open home office window! I used my Kodak Easy Share Z981 camera which has a 26X Optical Zoom to take the amazing shot.

That magical morning reminded me as we go about our daily routine it is easy to get into a grind and forget about the wonderful things that surround us. Don't focus on what you don't have or wish you had. Stop for a moment and look around you, you will see the things that you can be truly thankful for. Whether it is your children, spouse, parents, siblings, friends, a pet, a roof over your head, food to eat, or just the fantastic world of nature that we have been blessed with.

Take time out today to look around you. I'm sure if you think about it, you will find many things to be thankful for. Take a moment to reflect upon those things and you will have centered yourself in a place that is very peaceful. You will then be ready to move on in a positive direction that will benefit you and those around you.

Donn

Comments (11)

John Cunningham
eXp Realty - Phoenix, AZ
Helping Phoenix Sellers and Buyers find each other

He is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pic. It's worth getting up early.

Dec 10, 2010 02:04 PM
Pat, Ben and Martin Mullikin
M3 Realty - Brookfield, WI

Donn, what a great shot of an incredible moment! Your insightful words add deeper meaning to the opportunity you were given for that meaningful meeting. Thanks for sharing.

Dec 10, 2010 02:14 PM
Donn Rasch
Alta Realty Company, LLC - Hawi, HI

John & The Mullikins - It was a special moment I am thankful for!

Dec 10, 2010 02:25 PM
Robin Dampier REALTOR®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Great picture.  I never heard the term "stink eye" before but yes, there is surely something to be said about the eyes.  And yes it is so true that we can get so envolved in the daily grind and crunch that we forget to stop and smell and appreciate the roses that are part of daily life -- the unexpected joys.

Coyotes are becoming plentiful across the country it seems.  We have some issues with them in this area re pets and farm animals.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Dec 10, 2010 02:27 PM
Mark Hall
Realty One Group Cascadia - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

That look defines "Stink eye." We have a small population of coyotes here in Vancouver Washington. I love to watch them hunt for mice in the green belt behind out house.

Dec 12, 2010 05:53 AM
Iran Watson
Georgia Elite Realty - Marietta, GA
Marietta Real Estate Agent - Photographer

Hehehe, he doesn't look like he really wanted his picture taken huh?  This is a great capture though, that zoom really came in handy.

Dec 12, 2010 03:02 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Donn,

What an impressive photo. This guy  is no joking, and you can see it in the eyes. Excellent

Dec 12, 2010 05:22 PM
Donn Rasch
Alta Realty Company, LLC - Hawi, HI

Sue - That's right, the "unexpected joys" surround us if we just open our eyes!

Mark - They are pretty cool creatures and being able to watch them hunt would be a treat!

Iran - Yes, I could not have taken that nice of a photo without the zoom.

Jon - Thanks, my wife was all excited when she saw the pic.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Dec 16, 2010 03:20 AM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Donn, He was posing for you.  My sister has them come through her yard and it does not make them happy as she feeds a bunch of deer.

Dec 19, 2010 02:45 PM
Donn Rasch
Alta Realty Company, LLC - Hawi, HI

Marchel - It really did feel like he was posing for me!

Have a great Christmas & New Year!

Dec 20, 2010 02:40 AM
Brett Reichel
Homebridge Financial Services - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
MLO 210215

Super picture - this guy's cousin's have been making a lot of noise in my back yard lately.  It's really cool to be so close to city services but still have a touch of the wild in our neighborhoods here!

Brett

Mar 20, 2011 06:47 AM