Narrow-striped Forceptail

Yesterday I saw this beautiful dragonfly on my walk at our local wetlands, a city run water reclamation park. I’ve identified about sixteen so far and discovered this is a new-to-me dragonfly discovery. I was glad the sun came out to shine on this beautiful guy! The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something…

Grebe photo captures

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. ~ Elliott Erwitt Edit creativity taken with my favorite little bird, the grebe πŸ’™ Once the…

She’s known as the Painted Lady

Vanessa cardui, known as the Painted Lady, is also known as The Cosmopolitan in North American. She has the strange habit of flying in a sort of screw shape, something I did not observe, as she chose to pose beautifully for me among the flowers. Her names intrigue me, bringing to mind a lady of…

Eat That Frog!

To some, it may be a self help book on procrastination. To this Black-crowned Night-Heron, it’s breakfast 😊 With some patience, on both my part and the heron’s, together we were able to see this through to the final act. Well worth the wait. 🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 Happy Bird!

Squabble at the feeder

I watched these two flutter around the feeder for a bit. It may appear that the tiny hummingbird was scared off. Let me tell you he’s a tough little fella. He still got his lunch! I am fascinated watching the birds at our hummingbird feeder. Finches, woodpeckers and yes the little hummingbirds. We even have…