Category Photography

Osprey Fishing: Bentfeather

If you have ever witnessed the beauty of an osprey fishing, then you will know it is an amazing moment when the osprey emerges from the water with a fish. The osprey circle above water looking into the depths for a fish. Once they see a fish, they dive into the water to grasp it with […]

Sunning

Walking La Chua Trail

Walking the La Chua Trail always is a nature treat. The 1.5-mile walk to an observation platform takes you on a path through Paynes Prairie State Park. My most recent visit to La Chua Trail provided a variety of wildlife. Alligators slowly cruised through the waterways or were sunning on the banks — or sometimes were […]

Snowy Egret

Beautiful birds at low tide

Low tide provided a real gathering of birds. First a Reddish Egret captured a shrimp for supper. Second an Ibis flew by. They have curved orange beaks for routing in the bottom of the lake for their supper. Third, a Spoonbill (my favorite) awoke and started thinking about supper. Spoonbills have beautiful pink feathers. Their […]

Sunset on Cliff Tops

Smokies hiking provides connection with Nature

Hiking in the Smokies is a great way to connect with Nature. And it’s important to connect with Nature every so often. Nature calms and heals the stressed soul.  A good 4 mile hike will remind you it’s important to stay in shape. A stunning view can take your breath away and remind you how important […]

Spoonbill landing

Photographing Birds

Watching and photographing wading birds, songbirds, or mostly any birds is a real treat. I have been enjoying following Tootlepedal’s blog because he always takes a “flying bird of the day” photo.  And that is the treat, isn’t it?  To catch an in-focus flying bird — not always an easy photo. While at Sanibel Island, I […]

The Island, beach, birds

Getting up with the sun to meet Spoonbills and other birds for a photo shoot is a treat.                 This year the beach was covered in white spine needles from many, many sea urchins. A bird has eaten the inside of this urchin recently. It’s spines are still red but would bleach in the sun […]

Monsoon at Wupatki

Wupatki National Monument: Monsoon Experience

We’d known that a big storm was on its way. Black clouds were at a distance across the Painted Desert. The summer is Monsoon Season in the West, so the timing was right for an afternoon storm. We were exploring the Wupatki National Monument, a pueblo ruins on the edge of the Painted Desert that […]