I stood wishing for that 400mm telephoto lens I know I’d never carry. But, good equipment or not, I was still rewarded with that moment. The hunter circled back.

Sense of Direction

he little bird was so intent in swooping and snacking that he took no notice of the beastie who plotted his demise. #gardenlife #birding

Common Sense

Watching the common grackle bathe on a hot day reminded me of a magical time and the other common things I’ve left behind in Ohio–lightning bugs, summer rain, and best friends. #birding #common

Hangin’ There

Hangin’ There. Flip that 1970s attitude.  Forget the “Hang in There” of kitten days.  Grab your inner dragon(fly) and start “hangin.”  #attitude #grablife

Good as Gold

Little bits of sunshine flitting and fussing about the garden, engulfing the feeders to gobble up sunflower seeds, pausing at the brook to lap droplets of water on the hot summer afternoon. #birding

It’s all There in Black and White

I believe in serendipity.  Without the crowd, I wouldn’t have been in the Windows on Wildlife when this little bird appeared. #myfirst #birding


Sometimes it isn’t enough to stop and smell the flowers. Sometimes they need to be tasted. These fellows do it right. #flylikeabutterfly