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Tracks In White Snow, Where Do They Go?

Updated on February 20, 2018
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Kathi writes about fossils and other earthly subjects, plus the natural history of Michigan, poetry, and more.

"Tracks In White Snow; Where Do They go?" was inspired in part by the numerous snow tracks all around the forest near my home in Michigan, but also by the beauty of nature in winter. Beautiful photography enhances the story in rhyme. Find out the names of native fauna along the way and which animal made the tracks in the end.

Note: The verse was so popular among friends and family that I decided to publish it on Amazon.com as a children's book. Here it is in the flesh with a link at the end of the page if you care to purchase it.

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    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Really? You have that much snow? Wow, ours melted away the last two days with 49 degree temps. Now were getting a soft dusty snow. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! Kathi

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      moonlake 

      7 years ago from America

      Love your poems, photos and cats. Nice snow pictures our snow is so deep right now there is no way I can walk in the woods. Voted up

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thank you HT, My cats were in the mood for posing! lol

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      Laura Arne 

      9 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      Another wonderful creation. I love the cats too. Thanks for the beauty and the eye you have for beauty.

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Thanks again Docmo, I'll be keeping track of you and your great poems and interesting hubs!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      9 years ago from UK

      This is a beautiful winter poem. The words are perfectly complemented by your photographs. The tracks you've made are heavenly, fossillady.

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You are the sweetest! I am thrilled to have met some very talented new people! The hubpages are unique from any venue I've ever experienced. The connections with people run deep because everyone's putting their heart out there more so than in everyday life! and lucky me to have met you!!!

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      ...may the tracks in your snow always lead to my heart and my mind .....and I am so glad that you have been able to meet some of these very interesting people Kathi.

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Brendy, thank you for the nice compliment and I feel the same way about meeting you!

      manny, I never realized how much my cats move around until I tried to photo them for this hub. They were quite a challenge! I'm honored by your compliments from someone who has a keen eye for natures beauty!

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      mannyrolando 

      9 years ago

      Wow! I really enjoyed your words, they kept me so interested and your photographs are amazing! I specially love the ones of the cats! They seem like perfect models and you seem to know how to capture their presence just right. I also loved the photographs with the berries, both the blue and the yellow!

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      BrendyMac 

      9 years ago

      More awesome photography...and what amazing poetry!!! I'm so glad our paths crossed...your hubs are outstanding...something we learners can aim for!!?

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You're too kind my dear friend!

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      ....I'm so glad and very tickled that you are receiving the recognition you so richly deserve because this is the kind of work you see in the National Geographic!

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You are very welcome and thank you for such nice compliments! I'm glad you enjoyed the ride!

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      Linda Rogers 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      Fossillady-This was such a magical journey of sights and sounds and mysteries. I couldn't wait to find out who made the tracks. You have beautiful cats and they seem to like the lime light. I really appreciate your artistry and creativity on this hub. Beautiful photography too. Thanks for a really enjoyable read:)

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I see you're from Indonesia. I'm happy to meet someone who lives so far away. That is very cool to me! Thank you for your very nice compliment! I'm wishing your dream comes true someday!

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      prasetio30 

      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This is so beautiful. I want you to know that my dream is touch the snow in person. You have stunning pictures and make my eyes can't blink only for a while. I liked it. Thanks for writing this. Vote up. Have a good day!

      Prasetio

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      We actually have freezing rain at the moment! Kitty cats lend themselves to the camera, they really are pretty animals! I hope you're keeping yours warm and cozy inside.

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      ...well that was yesterday - and this is today - lol - I am just checking in with you again as your Number one fan of course and wishing you well - life on this side of Lake Erie is much like where you live I suppose - the dead of the winter - but I still these photographs and the cats too - so artfully done and with such great imagination - and on the technical side (which I am not) I think the lighting in your photography is very well done!

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I am all those things and I hope you're doing as well yourself! You're so sweet Colin and bring a smile to my face!

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      ...just checking in with my favorite photographer - hope you are warm and safe and happy and healthy - and I can't wait to see your next photo exhibit!

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      You're too kind, but I'm glad that you keep stopping by anyway!

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      .....well I get a lot of this where I live by Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada (actually not too far from you) but this hub is a definitive representation of art in photography and that is why I keep coming back ......

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi A.A., Thanks for the nice compliment and I'm glad my tracks weren't from a boar! Oh my goodness!

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      Augustine A Zavala 

      9 years ago from Texas

      I love this poem. It reminded me of a similar experience in Germany. Except my journey led me to an annoyed boar. I love the pictures as well. Thank you for sharing.

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      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      I'm glad it came across that way! Thank you richtwf

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      richtwf 

      9 years ago

      Lovely poem and lovely cats too!

      It reminds me of a true story the children read in class about some footprints in the snow belonging to some mysterious creature.

      Thanks for sharing and God bless.

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      It pleases me to no end

      That you are my friend

      Who stops by to drop a line

      That always makes my heart shine

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      epigramman 

      9 years ago

      ...you are truly an artist with the camera - and often I have wondered who or what made those tracks in the snow - and where they came from and where they might lead ...... again I have been enchanted by another world class photographic essay of yours - and this one like the last is a treasure to keep - and your poetic insight here only enhances the experience that much more ....

    • Fossillady profile imageAUTHOR

      Kathi 

      9 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      LOL, Yes they did at that! Thanks for stopping by

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      Mentalist acer 

      9 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      The tracks in the snow,gleefully led to some friends you know,thanks for sharing Fossillady.;)

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