Sunday, May 15, 2016

Having lunch

This is a peregrine falcon that lives at the MK Nature Center. The bird was injured and rehabbed, but can no longer survive in the wild due to the injury. On this day, we watched the falcon eat its lunch. (Yes, the mouse was already dead). 

After the first "bite". 

Time for a little more ...   

Yum! All done! 

The relationship between the bird and the handler moved me - you can best see it in the 2nd and 4th photos. 

Wishing you at least one pleasant lunch this week.... 

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Sunday at the Nature Center

Water ripples over rocks in a stream 

Flowers in bloom 

Water line problems "in bloom" too? 

Looking down on a goose with her goslings. The goslings are on the right side of the photo, camouflaged by plants and the shadows of leaves. There are seven of them (I think); three near the mother and four more at the top left. 

A closeup of four of the goslings.  

Much to be grateful for on a beautiful Spring day....    

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Out and About

A neighbor's tulip patch 

New leaves 

Intriguing shadows 

Quince blossoms 

Moss - the silvery beads are fish eggs. This reminds me of photos of nebulae sent by Hubble. 

May you enjoy the amazing nature of nature....

Friday, April 01, 2016

Buds, blooms, and birds

Lovely warm weather and so many blossoms! Songbirds are back - singing their exquisite songs. Watched a hawk circle, soar, with sun shining through its wings. Later it swooped over our back yard and perched in a tree, groomed its feathers, scanned the scene before taking off into the sky.

And as the shadows of evening approach, the neighborhood ducks nap in the remaining rays of the sun.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Taking a break....

My friends, I'm taking a break from my blog for a while, as I'm being pulled in other directions. But Heidi Kitty will keep an eye on things while I'm "on leave".

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Sunday morning walk

Finally a break from all the holiday "busy-ness" 

Fresh snow in the Boise Range 

Ducks swimming amid the ripples 

The "duck spa" 

Another storm is on the way. It's cloudy and grey now. The wind has increased. The ducks will head for shelter. The water may freeze. More snow will gather on the mountains, perhaps we'll see snow here in the valley, snarling traffic during the morning commute.  

But I'll hold to the peace and beauty of a Sunday morning walk. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Before the snow came

We've had a beautiful, colorful November. Now it's 23 degrees F outside, with a bit of snow.

Life brings changes - and I don't have as much time to blog as I did in the past. But I will still post photos from time to time, as well as visit "Blogville" friends.
So, until next time....