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|Archived Since:||March 5, 2008|
some poems you do not write you wait hushed as the soil strains its urgent whisper this listen and remember this- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Bloodroot is peeking through the forest floor now; stepped over and unseen by all...Show More Summary
Although as quickly as it happened, he might just have misjudged his landing...; )
The Piping Plovers that nest at "B" Lot and other oceanside beaches at Sandy Hook do so under almost ideal conditions, at least until Memorial Day Weekend, when beachgoers arrive. Before then, they court, bond and set up housekeeping in relative isolation. Show More Summary
Trying to be inconspicuous Oystercatchers are funny birds; so boldly patterned, their calls so strident, yet they're so shy! Staying put, for the moment You wouldn't think it, but you could easily walk past an oystercatcher without noticing it. Show More Summary
starlings enjoying the thaw
Did you ever chance to hear the midnight flight of birds passing through the air and darkness overhead, in countless armies, changing their early or late summer habitat? It is something not to be forgotten... You could hear "the rush of mighty wings," but oftener a velvety rustle, long drawn out... Show More Summary
So there's been this huge flock of Scaup resting at the base of the Oceanic Bridge between Rumson and Middletown the last couple weeks... quite the spectacle for local folks who never pay attention to such a thing.Busy with tennis and...Show More Summary
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.