May The “Furs” Be With You

photo taken June 2010 • title thanks to Margaret

one year ago: In The Sun, Out Of The Wind
two years ago: ‘Zhasted

This photo is so serious but I could NOT resist
the goofy -yet so apropos- title of Margaret’s!
Very close on her heels:
Charlie’s Pupil
What A Looker
This is a one coyote town, so move it along missy…..

Also loved the poetry quoted:
“Those true eyes /Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise /The sweet soul shining through them” -Owen Meredith

The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.
- Francis William Bourdillon

What does the wildness see, when the wildness looks back at me?

“If a thing loves, it is infinite”  - William Blake

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.  What is essential is invisible to the eye.  –from “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The eye is the jewel of the body. ~ Henry David Thoreau

“An Animal’s Eyes Have the Power to Speak Great Language” ~ Martin Buber

“Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
— Shel Silverstein

Thanks, All!

• • • It’s a challenge, for me, to put words to photos like this.
That’s why I’m giving it to YOU!
Title, caption, thoughtbubble… leave ‘em in the comment section.
Prize this week is a Wyoming care package, complete with a
REAL Native American artifact ~ an arrowhead!
It’s tiny, about the size of my thumbnail. Quite peculiar.

255 Responses to “May The “Furs” Be With You”

  1. Suzy Says:


    The Eyes have it!

  2. Yaara Says:

    Soul Window Soliloquy

  3. Helioprogenus Says:

    Eye see eye to eye

    The windows to a howl

    MesmerEYEzing eyes

  4. andrea Says:

    “Those true eyes Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise The sweet soul shining through them” -Owen Meredith

  5. belle Says:

    Beauty is in the eye(s) of the beholder

  6. Melissa Says:

    Soul Eyes

  7. sybann Says:


  8. Tina Says:



  9. Tina Says:

    The eyes have it

  10. rebecca wayne Says:

    look into my eyes, and let me see into your soul

  11. Tina Says:

    The night has a thousand eyes,
    And the day but one;
    Yet the light of the bright world dies
    With the dying sun.

    - Francis William Bourdillon,

  12. Fabia Says:

    Got it All

  13. Tina Says:

    Looking through the eyes of love

  14. B everly J J Says:

    Completely Leonine

  15. karen Says:

    Windows of the Soul

  16. Claudia Says:

    The heart of the coyote is seen through his eyes

  17. Kay Says:

    Said seductively, à la of Pepe le Peu…

    “Come with me to ze Kasbah…”

  18. Angela S Says:

    Wyoming Eyes

  19. James Says:

    Whatchoo lookin’ at sucka?

  20. Patr Says:

    The Look of Love

    Mirror to the soul

    Reflections of the open possibilities
    I love the photo. They way you captured the big blue skies with puffy white clouds in his pupil. The depts in there are breathtaking.

  21. Erica Says:

    Benevolent gaze

  22. DebbyS Says:

    And this is my impression of an owl…

  23. Bess Says:

    Wise Eyes

  24. Wendy Says:

    What does the wildness see, when the wildness looks back at me?

  25. Shannon H. Says:



    The Spell of His Spirit

  26. Kim Says:

    I have looked into your eyes with my eyes. I have put my heart near your heart.

  27. Mary Says:

    “I get all dreamy eyed when you sweet talk me.”

  28. Bruce Says:

    Soul Seeker

  29. Heather L Says:

    Olive Eyes with a Twist…

    Snake Eyes….

    Widow’s “Peek”…..

  30. Suzanna Says:

    Coyote soulstice

    “If a thing loves, it is infinite” – William Blake

    I’ve got eyes for you Chloe!

  31. Nikki Says:

    I see what you did there.

  32. Stephanie B Says:

    Twin windows of the wild

  33. Leah Says:

    ‘Reflective’ Musing

  34. Anita Says:

    “Shreve eyes”

    Amazing how you captured yourself in Charlie’s eyes!

  35. Brandi Says:

    Reflections of Love

  36. bobbie Says:

    Wise eyes ~

  37. Meg Says:

    The soul of the wild

  38. April Says:

    Privileged trek through the soul of the wild.

  39. Anonymous Says:

    It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye. –from “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  40. April Says:

    Oops, just saw someone else put soul of the wild up there. scratch the last thing I wrote.

    Privileged trek through the window of the wild.

  41. ursula Says:

    Are you looking at me?


    Eye to eye!

  42. Tina Says:

    in your eyes
    the light the heat
    in your eyes
    I am complete
    in your eyes
    I see the doorway to a thousand churches
    in your eyes
    the resolution of all the fruitless searches
    in your eyes
    I see the light and the heat
    in your eyes
    oh, I want to be that complete
    I want to touch the light
    the heat I see in your eyes

  43. Scotty Says:


  44. Ilana Says:

    eye love you

    I see you

    is that you in Charlie’s left eye? You can see the reflection of what looks like a person. . .

  45. Lottie Says:

    My name is Bond…. James Bond…

  46. Julie R. Says:

    Hungry Eyes

  47. Jane Says:

    What a looker

  48. Anne Says:

    if looks could kill

    I got my eyes on you

  49. shanin Says:

    Hypnot”eyes”ing Stare

  50. Angie Says:

    Soul gaze

    Contented view

  51. Emily Says:

    Windows to that Coyote Soul


  52. Dawn Says:

    Reflections of Wyoming


    I saw the reflection of the sky and landscape in his eyes, as well as the spirit of coyote that is Charlie.

    Beautiful picture Shreve.

  53. barbara Says:

    Furry brow.

  54. Lynnzee Says:


  55. Heather L Says:

    hOwl eyes………………….

    anEYEmal cunning……….

    The Eyes Have It!

  56. Heather L Says:

    “Eye V” League Latrans………………

  57. Heather L Says:

    Candid Camera….

    Candid Coyote….

  58. Patti Says:

    The eyes are the window to the soul

  59. Heather L Says:

    Forever Amber………..

  60. sal Says:

    Eye see eternity from here

  61. Heather L Says:

    An Eye for an Eye………………

  62. Ericka Says:

    To Eyes With Love,

  63. Mareike Says:

    It’s all in the eyes.

  64. Dana Says:

    I have to qoute Henry David Thoreau on this one…
    ~ The eye is the jewel of the body.

  65. Siobhan Says:

    Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, DO ya?

  66. D'Ann Says:

    The Eyes have it

  67. Pat D. Says:

    Intimate Vision.

    Windows to the world.

  68. Heather L Says:

    Eye Candy!

    Seeing is Believing……….

  69. MJ Says:

    See me, see you

    Beauty is in the eye of the beheld

    Soul Searcher

  70. Debbie Howard Says:

    Reflections of a wild soul.

  71. Jessica Says:

    Vision of Beauty and Strength

    The Eyes See Much…

  72. Lynne R Says:

    The Eyes Don’t Lie~

  73. Clare Says:

    The look of love is saying more than words could ever say.

  74. Lynne R Says:

    Hubba Hubba

  75. Heather L Says:


    Read Between the Lines

    “An Animal’s Eyes Have the Power to Speak Great Language” ~ Martin Buber

  76. Lynne R Says:


  77. Heather L Says:


    A Coyote’s Point of View…………..

    Jeepers Creepers, Where’d You Get Those Peepers?

  78. JP Says:

    Primal Daydreams

  79. Heather L Says:

    watch out

  80. Betsy Says:

    Pure love

  81. Darlene Says:

    Here’s looking at you kid

  82. Martha Parks Johnson Says:

    My eyes adore you….

    (Sung soulfully to you by Charlie)

  83. Eija Says:

    The Apple of My Eyes

    No Disguising The Sweet Soul Shining Through Them

    If you look rally closely:
    The Center of His Eye(s ) is Reflecting ‘The Center Of His Universe”

  84. Heather L Says:

    Private Eyes

    Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

    For Your Eyes Only

    Eye of the Tiger

    I Only Have Eyes for You

  85. Rhonda P Says:

    Light of Love

    cause you can see that his eyes have lighted on you!

  86. Martha Parks Johnson Says:

    Chorus: Frankie Valli as Charlie would channel him…

    My eyes adored you
    Though I never laid a hand on you,
    My eyes adored you
    Like a million miles away from me you couldn’t see
    How I adored you:
    So close, so close and yet so far

  87. Linda D. Says:

    Reflections in a coyote’s soul.

  88. Penny Says:


  89. wiltvanc Says:

    Coyote Reminiscence
    Calm Eyes, Wild Soul
    The memory within
    Memories of the olden days

  90. Eve Says:

    Eye can see clearly now.

  91. Sherri Says:

    “Antler of my eye”

  92. jb Says:

    “The 1000 yard stare”

  93. JoDi Says:


  94. Breane Says:

    “Mark my words, Roadrunner. One of these days, you will be mine.”

  95. Lindsay Says:


    All the Better to See you With…

  96. Jon Says:

    Pinepitch Prosthetic Eyes

  97. b Says:

    “I see a distant land”

  98. Maria Says:

    Forest for the Trees

  99. Margaret Says:

    “May the furs be with you!”

  100. bonnie Says:

    The Eyes Are The Window To The Soul.

  101. Barbara Says:

    Sun, in Closeup

  102. Karyn Says:

    Hopefully no one else has submitted this, but it was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this:

    The eyes have IT.

  103. Xyne Says:

    Sky Gazer

  104. SC Says:

    Wisdom of the Wild

  105. richard Reynolds Says:

    He’s got Charlie Stockton Eyes! Apologies to Bette Davis

  106. i-ching Says:

    Always Ready for his Close-up

    Eyes on the Prize

  107. Rebecca Says:

    Charlie is lionized.

    “If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts would tell you”
    - Gordon Lightfoot

  108. ElizabethZ Says:

    Blue sk-eyes over Charlie.

    Charlie reflects on his universe, and it reflects in him.

  109. Cindy Says:

    WEyes Man

  110. Michelle R Says:

    A little me in you, a lot of you in me.

  111. Suzette Says:

    Mirror, Mirror

  112. Snooze Says:

    Eye see me in you

  113. Steve Hatchett Says:

    Thought bubble: “If only humans had a clue!”

  114. Wo Says:


    (a gemstone most valuable as a golden orange-yellow known as “imperial topaz”. Topaz is commonly thought of as a sky-blue gem, so both colors in Charlie’s eyes fit!)

    Gorgeous photo Shreve!!!!

  115. Kelley Says:

    Here’s looking at YOU, babe.

  116. Donna Lewis Says:

    Eyes of A Stranger

  117. Carrie McW Says:

    past, present & future

  118. Debi Says:

    Someone to watch over me.

  119. Alicia H Says:

    “Wise Eyes”

  120. Allison Says:




  121. Joanne Says:

    Love Gaze

    Love’s Reflection

    Affection Reflection

    Sweet Reflections


  122. Stephanie Says:

    Eye see you!

    Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder.

  123. Erin Says:

    His eyes were watching God

  124. kim Says:

    golden arches

  125. Angela S Says:

    Charlie Only Has Eyes For Shreve

  126. Angela S Says:

    On The Inside Looking Out

  127. Lynne R Says:

    Wild Eyed

  128. Lynne R Says:

    I’m Looking Through You . . .

  129. Kaerl Says:

    Beholder in the Eye of the Beauty

  130. Chard Says:


  131. cris Says:

    the world in his eyes

  132. Cathy Says:

    Soul Revealed

  133. Steph Stewart Says:

    Eyeballin’ those awesome green boots for mama!

  134. Holly Says:

    His Window’s to the World!!

  135. Roxie Says:

    Lion King

  136. E.J. Says:

    Seer in the Sun

  137. Dinah Says:

    The Eye Nose!

  138. Carrie Says:

    On a clear day, you can see forever.

  139. Jan Says:

    Watching you.

  140. Heather L Says:

    watch dog……….

    “You are getting sleepy….sleepy…sleepy….”

  141. E.J. Says:

    Thinking Eyes

  142. Di Says:

    Eyes, the window to his soul.

  143. Heather L Says:

    Reflections in a Golden Eye………………

  144. Kerri Says:

    The eyes are the mirror to the soul.

  145. ratatoskr Says:

    Sunshine in his eyes

  146. Janice Says:

    If only you knew what eye’s thinking…

  147. Carolyn Says:

    “Photographer caught in the mirror image of my eye… how I love thee.”

  148. Paige Says:

    These eyes have it.

  149. Pam A. Says:

    Widow’s peak

  150. shanin Says:

    Piercing Peepers

  151. ChrisB Says:

    Here’s looking at you, kid!

  152. Alan Says:

    If Only You Could See What I’ve Seen.

  153. Alyce Says:

    Seeing is Believing

  154. Dena Patee Says:


  155. Jason Jeffcoat Says:

    “Heart and soul of a lion..”

  156. Wendy Moellering Says:


  157. Ray Dolor Says:

    ” ‘Scrutable Love”.

  158. Tracy Says:

    Eye Heart You…

  159. Tracy Says:

    View behind right in front.

  160. Meg Says:

    Coyote Soul

  161. MJ Says:

    Depth perception

  162. Rosemary Says:

    Eyes of the prize

  163. Jenny C Says:

    The Old Soul

  164. Sue Says:

    Charlie’s Viewpoint


    Shreve, Framed

  165. shannon Says:

    “i spy with my coyote eyes…”

    “the I’s have it”

    “the soul is whispering it’s secrets”

  166. MK Ray Says:

    the beyond distance gaze

  167. Susie Says:


  168. Sara Says:

    A glimpse of peace (or heaven) on earth

  169. Terry Says:

    I got my eye on you :o)

  170. Amy Says:

    Now That “Eye” Found You

    Looking in the Eyes of Love

    Don’t Go Fallin’ ‘Til You See the Whites of His Eyes

    (for some reason this GORGEOUS shot of Charlie – and Shreve in miniature – got me on a country music song title kick!) and finally …

    A Zoom With a View

  171. Kirby Says:

    Adam Lambert called. He wants his eyeliner back.

  172. Todd Says:

    Reflected in the Eye of the Beast

  173. Rhedrose Says:

    Charlie’s Pupil

  174. Feral Boy Says:

    “Chuck” Eastwood says, “Feelin’ lucky, PUNK !??”

  175. Camille Says:

    Eyes of the Beholder

  176. Sally Says:

    “You’ve got to ask yourself a question ‘do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?

  177. Maggie Says:

    Soul, Windows and Reflection

  178. Crazy Princess Says:

    Hey Soul Sister

  179. Lindsay Says:

    Visions of W-eye-oming.

  180. carolyn Says:


  181. Cristina Says:

    Staring a thousand words

    A look is all he needs

    Through the eyes of the coyote

  182. Maegan Says:

    Wild Eyes
    Vision of the West
    Wyoming Agate

  183. Patty Says:

    Wild thing…you make my heart sing!”

  184. Kristie Says:

    The beauty of you reflected back in me makes us two a marvelous we.

  185. JLR Says:

    Love your photos. I’ve been following a coyote family (parents and 2 cubs) in Arizona–from courtship to birth. They are amazing animals. I’ve taken hundreds of photos since May 2010. Started to hear their “singing” as early as February. They are practically living in my backyard against a small hill (small mountain). People live all around the base of the hill. The whole family has seen me taking photos and I keep my distance so as not to disturb them too much, but the male cub curiously comes towards me and checks me out within about 10-15 feet. Those are my best pictures.
    JLR in AZ

  186. Bunnykims Says:

    “You touch my eyeliner, I kill you!”

  187. Jenna Says:

    An Eye for a Sigh

  188. *gina Says:

    I cant add anything that hasnt been said already but wanted to weigh in with a comment on how I adored this great photo. Says so much with only the eyes. I’ve always thought that the eyes , sight, were the most important part of a being. You can tell so much about anyone, any animal, from the eyes .

  189. Random Charlie Fan Says:

    The Eye of the Beholder

    Window Into the Wild

    In the Face of Love (If you look right, the gray hairs and some of his cheek fur sort of form a heart shape)

  190. Alice Says:

    Eye’m watching you!

  191. Erryn J Says:

    “Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  192. annbb Says:


  193. MJ Says:

    You are my sunshEYEne

  194. WendyAA Says:

    If these eyes could speak…..

  195. martha parks johnson Says:

    Jeepers Creepers,
    Where’d you get them peepers?
    Jeepers Creepers,
    Where’d you get those eyes???

  196. Bridal Veil Wreath Says:

    A Light in the Attic

  197. Richard Says:

    “So, do you come here often?”

  198. Elisabeth K Says:

    Endless Eyes of Love

    Fathomless Windows of the Soul

    Eyes of the Wilderness

  199. Kim Campbell Says:

    “You’re getting sleeepy…”

  200. Carissa Says:

    Focused on the Familiar

    I Contact

  201. Kristi in Ohio Says:

    In your eyes
    In your eyes,… the light the heat

  202. carmel Says:

    Windows to the soul

  203. flint Says:

    A Peek at the Peak

  204. E.J. Says:

    On Watch

  205. Janet Says:

    Reflections in a Wise Coyote’s Eye

  206. carmel Says:

    Head in the clouds

  207. carmel Says:

    Poser … Poser

  208. Anonymous Says:


  209. carmel Says:


  210. carmel Says:

    “Eyes have it”

  211. Torchy Says:

    Keepin Shreve in my eyes

  212. Amy Says:

    Wise Eyes Ask “Whys”

  213. Tanya V. Says:

    Good Looking!

    The Eyes of an Infinitely Deep Soul

    The Windows to His Soul

  214. Phoenix Says:

    Eye Naturel

  215. Lucky Says:

    if you are a dreamer, come in

    “If you are a dreamer come in
    If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
    A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
    If youre a pretender come sit by my fire
    For we have some flax golden tales to spin
    Come in!
    Come in!”
    — Shel Silverstein

  216. laura Says:

    ‘Cause your eyes had a mist from the smoke of a distant fire

    The Sanford-Townsend Band
    Smoke from a Distant Fire

  217. Lucky Says:

    The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.

    Jimi Hendrix

  218. Lucky Says:

    Blink outside the box

  219. carmel Says:

    Beat it !

  220. Cash Says:

    For your eyes only

  221. Roxie Says:

    Third Eye

  222. Cash Says:

    I’ve only got eyes for you

  223. carmel Says:

    Victory sign !

  224. Roxie Says:

    Perfect Composure

    Where Giants Fear to Tread



  225. Lindsay Says:

    Widower’s Peak

  226. carmel Says:


  227. sal Says:

    Seeing ancient days again

  228. carmel Says:

    Victorious…and knows it

  229. carmel Says:

    The trickster …up to something !!

  230. Deb D. Says:

    Sage Eyes

  231. Anonymous Says:

    Older and wiser

    Wise old soul

    Focus on you

    The world’s watching

    watching, watching, always watching

  232. Beverly J Says:

    Lion-O! Thundercats, Ho! [giggle]

  233. jennifer Says:

    Eyes of an old soul…

  234. Trisha M. Says:

    Look into my eyes, deep into my eyes…

  235. kay kelly Says:

    ‘ All the better to see you , my dear ‘

    ‘ Come walk with me,
    and share all we see.’

  236. Karen Says:

    Kohl Coyote

  237. Mary Barton Says:

    “If only humans were as wise as coyotes. There would be more grace in our world.”

  238. shannon s. Says:

    hello love

  239. Paul Says:

    Contemplating nature can be fascinating

  240. Leffe Says:

    Are you ready for your ethology lession?

  241. MP Says:

    Reflection in the Golden Eye(s)

    Charlie indulges in one of his favorite pastimes: human-watching.

    Eye eye, captain!

  242. Isobel Says:

    Golden Gaze

  243. GD Says:

    In the mind’s eye.

  244. CathyA Says:


  245. Robert D Says:

    vision of gold

  246. Robert D Says:

    golden vision

  247. saxon Says:


  248. Mandy Says:

    Coyote see what eye see?

  249. Bonnie Says:

    Those eyes I idolize.

  250. LISA S Says:

    This is a one coyote town, so move it along missy…..

  251. E.J. Says:

    Sage Seer

  252. Liana Says:


  253. Adrienne Says:

    Too late now but I would have gone with…

    “a vis”

    said [ah VEE]

  254. Ann Says:

    When I look in your eyes,
    I see the wisdom of the world in your eyes

  255. Laura Says:

    Through the eyes of love….

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