Wednesday, April 17, 2019

having a flap

Why do you want to leave us to go back up north! 

We've heard you have a new osprey nest up there next to your house. We don't think their babies are as cute as us tricolored herons. Mom says we are the most beautiful babies of all. Look at our expressive head of potential feathers. And of course see our wing colors and our yellow legs? We are rock stars, and we can't believe you're leaving us.....just don't understand.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


So much more to see if you wait in the dark for the sun to find the waves and reflect in the shallows of the froth along the edge.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

not this time

Our little green heron family was not successful. My heart sank when I returned to their nesting site and found nothing, the eggs were gone, the nest was gone. Yet I found one of the parents looking over the preserve from the railing that held me back from being with them. I wish I could make things right for them or do I really mean I wish I could make things right for me. 

I continued walking through the preserve and found the life that was thriving there.
My heart began to open up again.

I could feel hopeful and even laugh at the littles.

I could be happy for all the others.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

a dialog

I'm working on images for a book that is swirling through my mind. 
I came upon this captive red tailed hawk photograph.
It stopped me cold as his soul reached out to me.
Does he speak to you as well?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

in the hood

Where'd she go! 
I've flapped my wings, fluffed my feathers, called out in my sweetest voice.
 She was here a minute ago.


I thought I just saw her fly away.

No, she's over there!

Shhhh I'm hiding over here, taking a break. He's relentless! 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

White Heron

It's a thrill for me to see a white heron, especially having a meal.

It took him a very long time to manage the size of this huge fish. I thought he would choke to death! 
But eventually it disappeared down his throat. 
These images were taken in the Everglades back in 2012. 

Friday, March 22, 2019

A Wakodahatchee morning

The early morning light is so beautiful especially when the sky is filled with wood storks.

They are fabulous fliers and pretty good at preening too.

Prehistoric face, pink feet and fluffy white feathers with a touch of black. 
How can you not love a wood stork?

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Little green heron family

Dad was finally left by himself with the eggs, mom was on a nearby branch preening.
He continued moving sticks around in the nest.

There was a near by sound in the bushes that startled him, and me too by the way.
 His feathers were literally standing up!  

So he sat himself down to take care of his family. When I checked back in a couple of hours he was still sitting there. Eggs take about 19 days to hatch so guess where I'll be in a few weeks. Let's all send positive vibes to this little family that the eggs aren't taken by some predator.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

A hopeful beginning

The eggs have arrived!

Mom has just gotten off the eggs and dad has flown in to take his turn.

But not before the eggs are gently moved and the nesting material pushed and prodded to further protect their precious family.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

from my garden

This is a collection of petals from my garden. I photographed them on a light box.

I love their translucent quality.

Yet they are so graphic.

These 4 20" squares will be a dramatic display on someone's wall.
I've decided to donate them to our auction.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019


These green herons were tucked deeply in the marsh planning their future family. This was my first time ever seeing them together. No eggs yet but soon I hope. Aren't they beautiful? 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

split second

Time 2:31:36 pm

Time 2:32:04 pm

Time 2:32:04 pm

Time 2:32:05 pm

Turks and Caicos

I was drawn to the pelicans on my many walks on the beach.

They were so funny and so active, flying, preening and diving for fish.
 I really think they loved the human audience and put on a show just for us. 

When they flew the aqua green water reflected on the underpart of their wings. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


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