Friday afternoon happy hour by the pond, a lone heron sits among the ibises. It turns out birds of a feather don’t always flock together and that ibis are known for mixed species foraging.
Muscovy duck above and ibis below I’m in St Petersburg Florida this week at a writers conference working on craft, hearing accomplished authors share their personal stories, and attending readings of their work. As expected, I’m learning a variety of things that will inform my own writing. What I hadn’t expected is how much I’mContinue reading “Learning inside and outside”
On a conference break, I walked by the ponds that attract a variety of water fowl. Above, a pelican swims near the shoreline. Below are a cormorant, mallards, and an unidentifiable by me bird that I think is a duck. If you can identify it, please let me know in the comments. And as DoryContinue reading “The ponds at Eckerd College”
On a beautiful Boulder day, I saw prairie dogs enjoying the spring-like January weather just as much as my friend and I were as we walked the path. We could hear them vocalizing loudly from every direction. Their high-pitched calls were a clear indication of their desire to communicate. I did a bit of researchContinue reading “Prairie Dogs”
Thoughts while perched on a branch – It’s peaceful up here, gazing skyward Blue? No, not enough Azure, cobalt, sapphire? It’s a start My wings ache to touch the sky, dip in its richness How much lovelier would I be with royal blue feathers?
Thinking about 2017, I’ve read so many best of lists – books, movies, cupcakes. I decided to choose best photo memories of my year. Wishing everyone a 2018 full of good memories. January: full moon through the trees February: First run of the day skiing with the sun and moon in full view. March: LenticularContinue reading “Best of 2017”
Cloud filled horizon Stretching, swirling, twisting clouds Painted morning sky Orange mixed with pink View changes by the minute Fire in the sky
Living at 8200 feet has both challenges and charms. This may be the ultimate test of are you a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person. It’s a choice we can all make. When you have a day where it’s cloudy and gray at 5300 feet (I know that sounds like high altitude toContinue reading “Life above the clouds”
I have been fascinated by the Lark Bunting since I moved to Colorado. It’s the state bird here and until today my attempts to photograph one have been unsuccessful. This may not be the best photograph but I’m pleased to have gotten him to pose for this.
Moon rising over peaks Majestic magical moon Clear skies reveal you Your magnificence Golden sphere dancing above Your presence brings joy Your beauty brings hope Mountain peaks waiting below Cherish your return.