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Your backyard: Grass, trees, and beautiful moving things

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, December 10th, 2009 at 7:13 am in Birds, Cats, hummingbirds, Insects, Robins, Squirrels.

cat and squirrel by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
cat squirr campolo

Hello Gary:
Two years ago I became permanently disabled due to Multiple Sclerosis caused fatigue. Since then I have become the home cook and I get to spend time in my backyard making friends and photographing them. Most people look at a backyard and see grass and trees, I see all the moving things in them.
John Campolo, Pleasanton

Hi John:
And such wonderful, moving things they are! Turn the page, dear readers, and enjoy a yardfull of John’s beautiful moving things … /Gary

Fox squirrel by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
squirrel campolo

Robin by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
robon campolo

Hummingbird by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
humm3 campolo

Hummingbird by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
humm2 campolo

Preying mantis by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
mantis2 campolo

Male house finch by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
bird4 campolo

Scrub jay by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
bird3 campolo

White-crowned sparrow by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
bird2 campolo

Warbler by John Campolo, Pleasanton, CA
bird1 campolo

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4 Responses to “Your backyard: Grass, trees, and beautiful moving things”

  1. Jennifer Torres Says:

    John, Always admired your photography and glad to see you make the news! Many people Im sure are not aware of the beauty in each day, that you have a real eye for capturing. What a gift you have for capturing nature at it’s best!

  2. Valerie Curcuro Says:

    John,
    the pictures you’ve posted on Gary’s blog are wonderful. You seem to have found a positive outlook, no pun intended, to handling what is certainly a major life challenge which brought on, no doubt, an unsought transition. I read something in today’s paper that you might appreciate, it’s from Carolyn Hax’s “Tell me about it” column; On simple ways to change one’s perspective – she writes “I find that for me the simplest way to turn around a situation where “I have to” is simply to change the task or situation to “I get to.” Thanks for sharing the beauty you see in your back yard!
    Yours sincerely, Valerie Curcuro

  3. Tracy Borden Says:

    WOW – John really knows what he’s doing with a camera. Beautiful photos of all of nature’s children.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Tracy

  4. Tracy Borden Says:

    …or rather, just SOME of nature’s children!

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