Prepare for departure… Detaching from life support here and reconnecting to another island. From this island of wet gray and green to one of tropical colors and light. A time to refocus on light filled days. I look forward to being in the ocean, relaxing, reading and learning. I’m setting projects for myself to learn some new tools for image making. Learn Procreate, shoot more images… have some fun!
Last weekend was 3 days of glorious sunshine. On Sunday, I went to a local park to see what birds I could find and take photographs. There was a wonderful grove of trees with a Rookery of probably 12 Great Blue Heron nests. The fledglings were fairly quiet, occasionally flapping their wings and taking a good look at me now and then. I got a few good pictures and then moved on to a mystical thicket… where I found a beautiful Rufous Hummingbird nest with two chicks in it. Mom came by.. Read More
The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. – Francis Bacon Sometimes you just see things that need to have their picture taken.
Beautiful morning to be here. Saw Stilts, Black Crowned Night Herons – male and female, white Sanderling, Wandering Tattlers and Egrets. Below is a Wandering Tatler, having brunch. It took the bird almost 10 minutes before finally positioning it to go down it’s throat.
It was a cold afternoon yet sunny so I headed to the local pea patch and wandered along the gravel paths watching for birds, small animals or anything interesting. I love the quiet and the view of the lake. I could see snow on the Cascades in the distance. The gardens were mostly bare except for old leaves and the remains of the fall harvest. Birds were flitting here and there, snacking on whatever they could find and a squirrel seemed to be enjoying a lunch of berries. I also saw a hawk, and.. Read More
Sunlight streams through red and orange, crows take flight gathering food before dusk. After many days of cold and rain, this afternoon’s clouds finally turned to sunshine. Sunsets are now at 4:30!
Last night we met with friends to have sushi and share photos of our recent photo shoot. We were joined by additional guests who brought a selection of rare, and very sharp, Japanese swords. It was fascinating and interesting to see the variety of craftsmanship that went into the making of these 14th century weapons. The photography was wonderful to see and it was fun to see what lively characters birds can be. We each got some very interesting captures. See my “Wildlife” gallery.
Somehow this sweet little salt shaker made an impact on me when I found it and I just had to have it. It’s just one of many iconic items we probably use everyday without really noticing them.
Wet is the norm around here and we’re getting plenty of it. I do love the moss that thrives and turns such a rich and beautiful green. This is on our walkway.
What a lovely walk along the lake! Six miles of water, boats, bicycles, crows, geese, lily pads, and no cars! Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your place in the family of things. — Mary Oliver