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.
Dali is famous for his mustache, the details in his paintings, and his ability to create art that changes based on where the viewer is standing. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg Florida is home to an impressive collection within a beautifully designed building. It’s able to withstand a category 5 hurricane, and that’s notContinue reading “Dali Museum – a Surreal Experience”
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”
St. Petersburg Florida has beaches that draw tourists from far and wide. Today the ocean is angry leaving the long expanse of sand abandoned. I’m here for a conference so I’m sure I’ll see a more inviting shoreline before I leave.
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”
I no longer wake to an alarm. What gets me out of bed in the morning? The exquisite but fleeting sunrise skies from my window at 8200 ft.
Sunlight through the trees Glowing on backlit branches Calm forest morning.