Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Last Friday, I went to Ft. Pickens with two good friends to do a little birding. We were in search of the green towhee which has been spotted on the path leading to the campground. It was a beautiful day, and while we did not see the adult green towhee, we're pretty sure that we saw a juvenile green towhee. Unfortunately, we didn't get a picture. But all was not lost, we did see some amazing sights. My favorite being the photos I took of an osprey couple building their nests. My vantage point was not great, the lighting was all wrong and I was so caught up in watching these beautiful birds, I failed to use my tripod. But, I'll share the best of the lot with you. I plan to return at a different time of day and see how their nest is shaping up.
Gee, that's a long way down.
Off I go. Keep an eye on things till I get back.
Hey look what I found!
I see the perfect spot for this.
I need a breather. -- Okay, here I go again.
Well, they can't all be big.
Think I'll do a little rearranging.
Hey you with the camera, how's it look so far?
Monday, March 22, 2010
On one of our recent, colder mornings, this great blue heron was huddled into itself against a cold wind. He stood very still for some time and then with what looked like a shrug, took off--for a warmer place I think.
READY FOR TAKEOFF
UP, UP AND AWAY
Thursday, March 18, 2010
"The day is coming when a single carrot freshly observed will set off a revolution."
~Paul Cezzane (1839-1906)
I don't know about a revolution, but my first crop of carrots were a cause of much excitement at the homestead. While I was taking a short hiatus from blogging, my garden was busily making carrots. My venue has always been a flower garden and my husband's the vegetable garden. But this year I am trying my hand a veggies, and carrots and swiss chard are my very first crops. I can't wait to start planting herbs and summer vegetables. Though I tried tomatoes last summer and the results were less than stellar. But look at my carrots!