Simple Nature

Rain! Yes, over the past couple of weeks we have had rain, rain, rain! So much, in fact, that July will go on record as the wettest month in the history of tracking! Washes are running and the ground is soaking it all up. Tiny things are growing and flowers are blooming in unexpected places….

My baby coots are growing up

What a joy when I discovered these baby coots several weeks ago. Who’d have thought I would see them several times and be able to document their growth? What odd little cuties! (or as my cousin called them, “cooties” 🥰) And how sweet they look at all ages. ❤ This was my most recent photo:…

Recent Bird Photos

Lisa Coleman’s Bird Weekly- Photo Challenge for this week is birds we’ve seen in the past two weeks. I’ve got a few bird photos I’d love to post and I think this is the perfect opportunity. Although I’ve still been getting out there, I’ve been a bit sluggish as I recuperate from recent dental surgery….

Reflections: cool birds 😎

Yesterday morning I went back to our wetlands park for the first time since they removed some of the dried reeds to open up the water areas. Not only did I discover some new birds, but I captured some beautiful reflections perfect for Lisa Coleman’s Bird Week Challenge: Reflection of Birds. I also discovered I…

Lark Sparrow

My birthday adventure last week was a trip across town to visit a couple of parks I have not visited in years. I discovered a few new birds. The Lark Sparrow is one of them. I could hear these little guys in the trees with a very unique song (in my opinion). After quite some…