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Photo of the Week - March 26, 2015

Despite snide comments from certain friends, I do – now and then – take photos of subjects other than insects and plants…

As I write this, the… 441 more words

Prairie Photography

Sandhill Cranes Described Poetically

“The blood-red head bows and the wings sweep together, a cloaked priest giving benediction.”
— Richard Powers, The Echo Maker

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty.  725 more words


Sandhill Cranes in Flight

“The very flight of birds is a writing waiting to be read.”
— Loren Eiseley

“The Sand Hill Cranes”
by Lola Haskins, from The Poets Guide to the Birds… 168 more words


Birding and BBQ, Perfect

Birding has been a hobby I have enjoyed since my late teens.  I thought that leaving our countryside home in 2007 to move into a dense city neighborhood would mean leaving frequent bird sightings behind, but I’m happy to say there are many birds here and I have even seen new varieties to add to my life list.  393 more words


Jet and Julia.

March 23, 2015

I would like to introduce my neighbors, Jet and Julia. They live in the pond at the bottom of the hill. Appropriately named… 281 more words

Country Living

Crane Viewing at Sunset on the Platte River

“It is a seductive space of suction and vortex, of migration and wandering and swirl.  Open to sun, open to lightening, each day and step have a distinct uncanny potential for revelation.”   —  Richard Powers, The Echo Maker… 187 more words


Sandhill Cranes and their colts

Sandhill Crane eggs have begun to hatch here in Florida. This week I watched this family for an hour as they meandered through the grasses foraging for food. 102 more words