Travel Adventure: Ketchikan, Alaska

I recently returned from a week of nature, fresh air. and adventure in Ketchikan, Alaska. The purpose of my trip was to share in my niece’s graduation. I was blessed to watch her graduate on a beautiful sunny afternoon. I experienced rain and sun and had the opportunity to explore several areas of the island,…

Big Bertha Torch Cactus

Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr. The photo below is from a different plant (same species), back in the shadows. I like how it came out. And just for fun, I found this quote. Just proving, if you want to…

Newly hatched Flame Skimmer!

Yesterday morning on my walk, this beauty caught my eye. Upon further examination I realized, he just hatched! This is the first time I’ve seen a newly hatched dragonfly! To watch a very short video of one hatching, click here. It is very beautiful. Based on an article from http://www.british-dragonflies.org, it takes one to three…

Neotropic Cormorant

Cormorants are fascinating birds. Check out that hooked beak!! They have cool green eyes. Unfortunately, the light wasn’t catching their glimmer this day. They seem to always move with their head up. Proud looking birds they are. πŸ’™ In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~ Aristotle

The cutest hummingbird πŸ’™

Yesterday as I was leaving the nature gardens, I saw this hummingbird. I hung out and observed him for a while and eventually he perched himself on a cactus and started preening. It was one of the cutest things I have ever seen. πŸ’™πŸ˜Š I found an article at http://www.journeynorth.org, that talks about the preening…