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  • Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:44:00 +0000

    A Wakodahatchee morning

    The early morning light is so beautiful especially when the sky is filled with wood storks.


    They are fabulous fliers and pretty good at preening too.


    Prehistoric face, pink feet and fluffy white feathers with a touch of black. 
    How can you not love a wood stork?

  • Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:53:00 +0000

    Little green heron family

    Dad was finally left by himself with the eggs, mom was on a nearby branch preening.
    He continued moving sticks around in the nest.


    There was a near by sound in the bushes that startled him, and me too by the way.
     His feathers were literally standing up!  


    So he sat himself down to take care of his family. When I checked back in a couple of hours he was still sitting there. Eggs take about 19 days to hatch so guess where I'll be in a few weeks. Let's all send positive vibes to this little family that the eggs aren't taken by some predator.

  • Sat, 16 Mar 2019 17:05:00 +0000

    A hopeful beginning

    The eggs have arrived!


    Mom has just gotten off the eggs and dad has flown in to take his turn.



    But not before the eggs are gently moved and the nesting material pushed and prodded to further protect their precious family.


  • Wed, 13 Mar 2019 21:20:00 +0000

    from my garden

    This is a collection of petals from my garden. I photographed them on a light box.


    I love their translucent quality.


    Yet they are so graphic.


    These 4 20" squares will be a dramatic display on someone's wall.
    I've decided to donate them to our auction.

  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:56:00 +0000

    Wakodahatchee

    These green herons were tucked deeply in the marsh planning their future family. This was my first time ever seeing them together. No eggs yet but soon I hope. Aren't they beautiful? 

  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 19:06:00 +0000

    split second

    Time 2:31:36 pm


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  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 17:48:00 +0000

    Turks and Caicos


    I was drawn to the pelicans on my many walks on the beach.


    They were so funny and so active, flying, preening and diving for fish.
     I really think they loved the human audience and put on a show just for us. 


    When they flew the aqua green water reflected on the underpart of their wings. 




  • Tue, 26 Feb 2019 14:54:00 +0000

    incoming

    Sit with this image for a while and discover how it reflects our lives...





  • Sun, 24 Feb 2019 15:07:00 +0000

    a matter of minutes

    6:28 am


    6:43 am

  • Fri, 22 Feb 2019 16:46:00 +0000

    seeing eye to eye

    This great blue heron took waaaaay to long to eat this huge fish. He struggled with it, flipping it, cleaning off the seaweed, pushing it down his throat only to throw it up again and start the process all over again. We watched him for the longest time, not because this process was so fascinating but because of his neighbor.


    Who had been CREEPING up closer and closer to this unsuspecting hungry heron. My hope was that the alligator was not as hungry as the heron. Our big decision was to wait and see the horror or throw our hands over our eyes and leave the scene. 


    We stayed. The tension was palpable.


    The final decision to leave was made by the tricolored heron. He flew away so fast that I missed him! If you look really really closely in the upper right hand corner
     you'll see a bit of his wing and feet as he left the scene. 
    As he departed the roseate spoonbill flew in. 


    Joined later by the great egret. 
    We finally left relieved ...
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