Illuminated from behind ~ the Great Egret

So far away, I was not able to capture my desired photo of the egret I continued walking around the lake, snapping photos from different angles as I got near Often my goal is to capture my subject in the light, highlighting the details As I circled the egret yesterday morning, I realized I was…

Phainopepla in Christmas colors

I happened upon this little guy on a walk a few weeks ago. I think the colors tie in nicely to the Christmas theme. May your holidays be filled with love and joy with no room for stress and worry! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength….

Harris’s Hawk

On my recent visit to our wetlands park, I saw this Harris’s Hawk up in a tree. I was able to get a few photos of him. He was far away, but I cropped the photo below for a closer view. I almost missed him. A reminder to always look up! In October we visited…

With golden crown, the sweet little Verdin

Spotted on my walk a week ago, he holds a bit of sweetness in his golden little face. Peacefull Sunday wishes to you! πŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸ’› Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset. ~Saint Francis…

Standing Tall: Great Blue Heron

As I wandered around our nearby lake yesterday morning, I was surprised to see this magnificent creature just standing at the edge of the water, calmly watching nearby activities. I took several photos, and stood ready to snap his takeoff once he became spooked. We have a nearby animal shelter and along with personal dogs,…