“Borders & Birds.”


Welcome to WBN, your only destination for bird news worldwide. The year was 2011 when the World Bird Federation met for the first time since the 1966 DDT scare. Ever since the last meeting many bird organizations like the City Pigeons Association, Finches World Wide, and the formidable World Predatory Bird Association have met individually but never as a single bird alliance. One of the … Continue reading “Borders & Birds.”

“Animals.”


This week, look to the bond between human and animal for inspiration.   I draw my inspiration of animals in the form of respect. I capture my photos from a distance allowing them to roam, without any obstruction by me. This moose couple is similar to most people who want to live their lives unencumbered by anyone taking their photos. WordPress daily word prompt Continue reading “Animals.”

“Perplexed, zing.”


It is early in the morning a half hour before the sunrises as I walk along a hiking trail to capture photos of mother nature, starting her day. This September morning, the weather is cold and crisp with the brightening sky glowing with streams of light from behind the mountains. My senses are heightened listening to the quiet wrestle of leaves above in the trees, with … Continue reading “Perplexed, zing.”

Stump


The daily word prompts ignite my imagination of times in my life. The word “stump” has me reflecting on the stump-grinder, I rented to remove two tree stumps from my front yard several years ago. After I returned the rented machine, I can honestly say, I should have paid someone because of my wrist, elbows, shoulders, and chest ached for several days. I felt like … Continue reading Stump

Radical Moose Encounter


What would be the radical experiences to capture morning photos of the sunrise at a place called Silver Lake at Brighton Utah, 8000 feet above sea level? I never thought the term wildlife and landscape photographer would describe me but after an encounter with a young bull moose. I can say it applies. As I stood with a jacket, cap, long pants, hiking boots and … Continue reading Radical Moose Encounter

Happy Birthday US National Parks


Today the US National Parks celebrate their 100th centennial. Yes, being 100 is cool when you have the gorgeous historic beauty surrounding you when you are a Park Ranger. The very first National Park was Yellowstone signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. Congress moved to set aside 1,221,773 acres of public land making it America’s first national park. Although … Continue reading Happy Birthday US National Parks

“Partners”


I took plenty of long-distant photo of the Mute Swan partners with their cygnet securely in between both. A week later, they ventured to my side of the lake for a visit I believe seeking food or having their photos taken. The Swans have lived here for some time, and their monogamous relationship has outlasted many humans. It is either true love of they cannot … Continue reading “Partners”

Island


Oh, how I would love to live on an island. I was offered the opportunity to live on an island off the coast of Key West when I received a newsletter from the US National Parks artist-in-residence program asking for applicants for its residency located on the Dry Tortuga Island 90-miles off the coast of Key West Florida. The US National Parks operates artist in … Continue reading Island

“One Love”


The universe is telling me to focus on love. What is it saying to you? Oh, how the spring of the year brings two birds together with love and commitment. The dutiful male Osprey is patiently looking out towards the Gulf of Mexico’s breakfast buffet of fish. While the female Osprey rests comfortably upon the unhatched eggs, knowing breakfast will soon be served. Two eggs have … Continue reading “One Love”

“State of Mind”


This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo. The photos layout of local birds enjoying a cold sunny morning of 47, degrees or 8 celsisu does not reveal my state of mind, which is I’m freezing. I know I should not complain, however, it is the last week of February, in Southwest Florida and soon the seasonal spring breakers … Continue reading “State of Mind”

“Courage to Overcome”


Courage to overcome life’s obstacles is essential, however, what motivators are used to begin and sustain the courage to overcome? Awakening from what I hope was a nightmare is all I could imagine. My eyes were closed as my right hand felt the soft fur of something breathing. The breath reminded me of my ex-husband who is the reason and caused for this hike. However, the … Continue reading “Courage to Overcome”

“The Artist Eye”


Is there a painting or sculpture you are drawn to? What does it say to you? Describe the experience. Every morning sunrise and evening sunset soothes my soul as I attempt to capture the moment with photography. Photographing natural landscapes including wildlife provides experiences that last a lifetime for my artistic eye. WordPress Daily Post Prompt Continue reading “The Artist Eye”

An old man, a duck & a squirrel.


Narrator: On a beautiful autumnal mid-October morning, the Asher blue sky above is in tune with the cold, crisp air, like a freshly picked Granny Smith apple, while the sun shines brightly through the tree tops. Bernard Johnson, a retired postal worker of 47 years, sat on a park bench, feeding Oscar, a beautifully colored Mallard duck, who for the past two years, always waited patiently for Bernard … Continue reading An old man, a duck & a squirrel.