Little Gem

Little Gems at Secor Metropark in Sylvania, Ohio.  #toledometroparks #birding

A Pair: Backyard Ohio

My parents have hung a wren house in their yard for as long as I can remember.  This year, a pair has moved in, and while babies have not appeared, there are signs that little ones should soon appear. #birding #Ohio # My parents have hung a wren house in their yard for as long…

A Pair: Backyard Ohio

My parents have hung a wren house in their yard for as long as I can remember.  Every year, a little male comes and builds a nest.  Then he sings and sings for a mate.  Sometimes a female will come to lay eggs and raise a brood.  Other times, the nest will be abandoned for…

Mind Your Own Beeswax

Mind Your Own Beeswax This post sat idle for a few months–back to February.  There was a break in the much-welcomed rain.  We traveled to the garden to check on our newly acquired plot and plan our next vegetable adventure.  The previous owner of the bed had recently relocated for a job and left behind her…

Mind Your Own Beeswax

Zealously bouncing among the blossoms, a greedy honeybee collects a feast. #inthegarden #honeybees

Amuse Bouche

Topping my favorite photo list is this Amuse Bouche. Can’t improve on #nature with this one. Shot, cropped, logoed, posted. #Annashummingbird feeds on kangaroo paw at #VentanaBigSur #California #birding #luckyshotTopping my favorite photo list is this Amuse Bouche. Can’t improve on #nature with this one. Shot, cropped, logoed, posted. #Annashummingbird feeds on kangaroo paw at #VentanaBigSur #California #birding #luckyshot

Love is the Air

Spring has come. During a break in the rain, I ventured out to take some photos.  A beautiful Western bluebird pair flew among the tall trees and even paused for a moment to pose … and then ponder. #birding

By Any Other Name

An evening in the garden at the Monterey Museum of Art at the La Mirada mission birthed striking shots of these lovely beauties.

Indulgence

She watched us from her post –impatience on her brow, pollen on her chin.  Our work in the garden bed was keeping her from the red blossoms of her sage.  And there was still plenty of feasting to be done.

Mottled Rooster Stands on One Foot

  I don’t know if Little Richard is practicing the principles of tai chi and is rusty about the Golden Rooster Stands on One Foot maneuver or if he is merely airing out his slippers.  In any case, this little Mille Fleur d’Uccle bantam rooster lives up to his hype. In French, “Mille Fleur” translates as “Thousand…

Winged 2

Winged 2 @ #elkhornslough Graceful dinosaurs of the air #pelicans #birds