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It's been a great couple of days to be a duck!I shot this female wigeon on a much bluer day, feeding in the grass beside Lake Takanassee.
Photo by Nina To some, the mention of West Virginia conjures images of moonshine, hillbillies and mountains leveled by coal companies. The string of small, almost threadbare towns one finds tucked into the hills in the southern partShow More Summary
(and, for the record, I too love the "city of lights" along the Turnpike mentioned at 5:10!)
If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit. ~Robert Brault
Scaup taking wing... So I happened to come across this article about a local duck phenomenon and made it a point to find my way there today, in my traveling from one end of the county to another to see clients. For many years this was THE place to go locally for huge numbers of Scaup, but in the last couple of years, not so much. Show More Summary
There are finer, more carefully focused and composed photos from a chance encounter with a group of Ruddies the other day... but this is my favorite because the details give away so much about this little duck... the bluish bill, the...Show More Summary
A few warmish days here had the skunk cabbage showing signs of life.
Image courtesy Princeton University Press He's handsome, smart, likes birds, has that incredibly cute accent, not to mention the humungous camera lens...(which, btw MevetS, he handholds!)Besides the avant-garde fashion sense (look at that blue jacket!) he's also, clearly, very brave. Show More Summary
A couple more pics from the other day at Terrain - highly recommended for anyone suffering from the late-winter blahs... Our lunch spot, happy with sun. Set in a greenhouse, there is flowing water, antique stained-glass doors and plenty of sunlight! There's an attached shop that sells all manner of pretty things. Show More Summary
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.~Henry David Thoreau What do you see?; )
This is the photo I took at the beginning of our visit - a simple bread baked in a clay pot, a mason jar of ice water and the late winter sun streaming across the table where we gathered for lunch. Every moment in the sun is a gift these days and I think we all might've stayed in that sun-drenched spot and happily chatted the afternoon away. Show More Summary
One of Freckles'greatest joys in life is digging through her litterbox and spreading the contents far and wide. Ickk!Somehow, I'd imagined that at 10 years old, she might've outgrown this miserable habit, finally.Wrong!Do your bunnies love to dig, too? How do you keep it from driving you absolutely f-ing nuts?Help?!?
Slow down, you're here.
Comments a couple months ago on a post I wrote about falconry led me to Rebecca's blog and most recently to her book, Lift. A memoir, it shares the lessons learned in the practice of training a Peregrine Falcon. I'm not very far into the book, yet, but expected from reading her blog that I would enjoy it. Show More Summary
Look out bunnies... now I have the perfect excuse for dressing you up in silly outfits!; )
Some things I've been pondering lately, courtesy of my clients:How can you afford two flat-screen tv's, but not a kitchen table?Isn't the appointment letter I sent you, a month in advance, that says I'll be there between 9am and 3pmShow More Summary
also Painted Duck, Mountain Duck, Rock Duck, Lord and Lady, Squealer."Harlequin, well named! Fantastically decorated, but still a thing of beauty! Delightful in color, elegant in form, graceful in carriage, rightly are its little companies called the "Lords and Ladies" of the waters. Show More Summary
Another bird on a wire. : )
Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne ; ) But it sure can be pretty! (Same scene as yesterday, at Allaire State Park, only 5 feet or so to the left.)
Sometimes? The only thing to do is lift your face to the warm kiss of the sun. (This after reveling in the pure and simply joy of digging out from under yet another snowstorm.)