Friday Blues

Nothing like an hour in the park on a Friday afternoon, a break from the responsibility and bustle of necessary living, to restore balance to one’s soul. These gentle, graceful beings bring new meaning to the phrase “the blues”…. Continue reading Friday Blues

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Living Earth…

Are you watching me, here? Father.  I am alone, but not lonely.  In a crowd I am lonely. Encircled by the arms of beauty I am complete! You paint glorious images with color and light. How they sway! How they … Continue reading Living Earth…

Heron Blues

When my husband sent me a text saying a couple of my favorite birds were visiting the lake this morning, of course I grabbed the camera… I was very close, maybe 12-15 feet trying to be as stealthy as possible with my camera and ginormous zoom lens. It was okay for the first couple of shots; but soon enough it grew impatient with the camera lady and took off to the other side of the lake. It The shot above is my favorite, like a crop duster dipping its wing in greeting as it makes its way toward the day’s … Continue reading Heron Blues

The Heron Prince Affair…or My Photo Session with Magnificence

The Heron Prince Well, here I am once again, humbled before one of nature’s magnificent creatures.  Meet my friend.  For clarification I am submitting the following definition from Wikipedia: Great Egret The Great Egret also known as Common Egret, Large Egret or Great White Heron, is a largely, widely distributed egret.  Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized.  In North American it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the US and in the Neotropics.  The Old World population is often … Continue reading The Heron Prince Affair…or My Photo Session with Magnificence

Welcome Autumn!! How Happy I Am

Thanks to the tropical storm that didn’t become a big, bad hurricane, we have been enjoying cooler temperatures here in the land of moss and mosquitoes.  I awoke to a nippy 62 degrees this morning and couldn’t wait to get dressed, grab my camera and head out for a walk. I felt surely all of nature must be as relieved as I was at the drop in temperature.  I didn’t even mind the few initial goosebumps that traveled up my bare shins where my cropped pants stopped short. They soon became a memory as I felt the sun on my … Continue reading Welcome Autumn!! How Happy I Am

Feathered Friday, or Birds are Loving the Autumn

Even the grass has seemed perkier for the last week.  Yep, that’s what a dip in temperatures will do for living things.  We have recently had autumn-like changes which appear in the morning, making my walks much more palatable-and thoroughly enjoyable once I am out there.  This past Friday was amazing for photography. I only wish at times I had a few different lenses or perhaps was quicker with my settings.  Still,  I got some nice shots and thought I would share some of the beautiful things that I am fortunate to encounter nearly every day. The Heron was “stationed” … Continue reading Feathered Friday, or Birds are Loving the Autumn

Heron Lake or Why I Take Walks

In my neighborhood there are two lovely, simple man-made lakes.  They attract some of the loveliest wildlife you can find in a city setting. I never know just who will be there when I happen by, but I am always armed with my camera and high hopes.  Yesterday this was the main event. I named it the Watcher of the Lake. Preening, oblivious to my attentions and indifferent to the adoration I was showering it with, it continued its daily business. A stroll down beside the shore, to strut its stuff. Giving me the eye. It must have stood there … Continue reading Heron Lake or Why I Take Walks