Friday, May 23, 2008

Went to Sanibel today, love to visit the National wildlife Preserve . Couple shots of the Snowy Egrets,the first....hunting for food in the mud flats, the second...preening on his perch.Note the lacy feathers. Image 2-05-2008

Pelicans are most interesting. The flying ,sailing and diving. Always wanted to photograph one coming off the water.Wing spread around 6 feet. Image 2-04-2008

February at last,time to head south to visit family and friends.Love to walk on the beach an photograph shore birds. Like to watch how they interact with people. Today I watched a Willet fishing. First photo...catching.....second....getting ashore...third....eating. Image 2-04-2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's the last of January ,the food supply for the wild turkeys is becoming hard to find. They come closer and closer to the house. However, at the least sound they become alert.

Zygocactus (Schlumbergers truncata) Zygocatus originated from the branches of trees in South America jungles, so reads the label. They bloom once a year ,hopefully at christmas time, ours was a little late as usual . The blooms were nice this year ,so the wait was o.k. I notice the viewing close-up resembled an odd looking bird.What do you think?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

January 2008

Hunting season was now over and the little buck had survived. A cold snowy winter lies ahead. Maybe a little salty soil will help him feel better.