Friday, April 26, 2013

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a Feather

From the family of crows in my back yard 
to the herons that fish in the bay behind my house, 
I see wonderful groups of birds in every season.

 The crows are here all year.  I love them most in summer when I can watch them giving lessons to the new fledgelings.  I have a special tree where many of the lessons take place.  When a session is over, the mother runs over to a nearby strawberry field to get a strawberry for the reward.

These Canada geese in their easily recognizable V formation 
have the last rays of the sunset behind them, turning their backs red.

Beautiful herons gather in the bays, some fishing, 
others standing together in couples.
Spring wouldn't be spring with out gatherings of birds, 
birds of a feather.

I’m participating in’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Birds of a Feather!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Clouds

Clouds can be  inconsequential or downright dangerous. 
Filling the sky with fluffy floaters and wisps 
or with snow, rain, hail or rainbows, 
the clouds above us, 
along with other factors of course, 
control our days. 

Each of these shots is from the same viewpoint.  

It is right outside my back door.
Each day I open the door and look up at the clouds.

I marvel at their beauty.

My grandmother told me that even as a small child 
I had her look up into the sky while I described the clouds to her.

Clouds have been a life-long fascination.

For a little music to accompany your day, here is Joni Mitchell.  
She looks at clouds too.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Overlooked

There is so much to see around us.  The inner workings of an ecosystem that is facing such big challenges as this earth is, is something we need to examine closely.  So many things are overlooked. 

 Look around you

Get down close

 Don't be afraid to get tangled up

Keep your ears open too

Your knees might get dirty but so what.
We see patterns every time we bend down
Leave nothing overlooked.

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and outdoor photography magazine’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggersThis week’s Challenge is: Overlooked!