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Vicki
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am a 48-yr. old nature and animal photographer. I am very passionate about nature and animals. I am a "mother" to 7 (May 2016 it was 12 - lost so many over this past year) Muscovy ducks and 2 Mallards. Volunteer at a wildlife preserve for almost 2 years.

I also take photographs of architecture - buildings, monuments, statues, etc. I especially love old churches and cemeteries.

Other activities include adult coloring books (best ones are posted), part-time modeling (since early 2000's), advocate for mental health, and advocate for bullying of all kinds.

1st generation goth, 80's junkie (was a teenager), random acts of silliness, random acts of kindness, passion for purple, get along better with people younger than me and finally, a human being who is not perfect.
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I hate driving in the rain. I'm sitting at a rest stop because I can't see the road! Driving on curvy, mountain roads is dangerous enough as it is.
Despite throwing up 4 times, it was nice at the lake. I got over heated. Brutus has gotten better! He walks faster and can hold his neck almost straight up. I got in the water today. It felt so good. They did like the corn and peas.
I had my regular physical yesterday. Bloodwork is excellent. He was impressed with my high level of vitamin D. Most women have a deficiency. He asked if I took it. I said I spent hours almost every day in the sun. He was even more impressed I get it naturally. He could feel my ovarian cysts. I told him what is going on with that. I'm forcing myself to go to the lake now even though I'm tired and weak. It's so nice outside, and I miss my ducks. I bought canned sweet corn and peas. I read they liked them. We'll see.
I've been having lady parts issues for the past year. It's gotten really bad the last 4 months. I finally saw my gyn a couple months ago. Had tests done. It looks like I'm going to have to get a hysterectomy. I'm glad because I'm tired of being in pain and I'm hitting menopause anyway. But then I'll have to put off going back to work even longer. I guess my health is more important. I've been bedridden mostly for the last 3 days doped up on pain and muscle relaxant. Ugh...one thing after another.
You know you lead a boring life when you get excited to find a website that sells Prismacolor pencils individually. And I'm also a dumbass for not googling for such a site over a year ago. I just bought several colors that I ran out of a few months ago. Besides that, I've been in a pretty deep depression these past 2 weeks. 🙁
Those of you who enjoy my duck photos and keeping up with what's going on with them have asked me about the area where they are. I took some pictures so you can see where it is. It's an alcove. It's about a 2 min. drive from my house.

View from gavel parking lot by Naturaphile

This is from the parking area. It's gravel mostly. You can see down the hill the alcove.

View from beginning of beach to parking area by Naturaphile

This is a view from the alcove to the street. Where that white sign is, is a road that leads to a public beach with picnic tables, grills, and a boat ramp.

View of alcove - water level bad by Naturaphile

The water level is almost at a record low. All this area was filled with water last Summer. Where I'm standing to take this picture is where the water started. The water level has risen a lot in the last few weeks. Since it's been low, I've been able to clean up so much trash. I guess that's the up side.

View Of Cave In by Naturaphile

This is an area that collapsed for some reason. I'm cleaning up this area. I'm getting those leaves out of there, and I'm probably going to put large rocks in to fill the area. I'm not sure why it collapsed. When the water level gets full again, I don't want all those leaves there. It would be gross and probably smell.

So, this is my spot. This is the ducks' home. 
Rocco passed away today.

Rocco head shot by Nature--Addict

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Okavanga Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Many thanks for the faves and Watch - much appreciated.

Cheers

David
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Postmorteum Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you beautiful. :heart:
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Sarang-Lee Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
You're leaving the forums? :saddummy:
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jameycakeshotty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool name! :la:
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