05-13-18 A cluster of trees graces the Colorado landscape with magnificent energy.
Remnants of a storm
05-12-18 A family of trees survive despite the ravages of a recent storm.
05-28-18 Tree-lined roads complete with hanging Spanish moss are reminders of another earlier era in the South.
05-28-18 Even the trail leading to my favorite shoreline site for bird photography was flooded.
Lake at the Celery Fields
04-02-18 Sunrise at the lake within the Celery Fields park was serene.
05-28-18 Though no birds to photograph, the Myakka Lake scene from the bird walk was lovely. My disappointment with the rented Tamron 100-400 mm f4.5-6.3 lens resulted in a new appreciation of my Tamron 15-30 mm f2.8 lens.
05-28-18 What a difference a year makes!
A year ago during the drought, the wetlands were dry and filled with vibrant yellow flowers. With the recent torrential rains, the wetlands are completely flooded.
Photos were taken at the same spot almost one year to the day apart.
Wetlands on the lakeshore
03-8-18 Wetlands are integral to ecosystems with many important roles including feeding and nesting grounds, erosion and flood control, and hiding places from predators.
Great white heron
05-28-18 A great white heron intensely searches for his dinner as the Sun sets over the golf course pond.
Great white egret
09-07-18 A great white egret stands amidst a school of fish jumping out of the shoreline water.
05-25-18 In between the torrential rain showers, the neighborhood ibis flock feasted within the flooded roadway median.
Lone roseate spoonbill
05-28-18 A lone roseate spoonbill separated from his flock survives through tenacity of the spirit.
Lone wood stork
05-28-18 A lone wood stork pauses during his evening feeding for a portrait.
09-03-18 The magnificent osprey watches over his beach territory from high in a shoreline pine tree.
King of the Gazebo
09-08-18 The great blue heron perched on the gazebo roof to scout for an evening meal within the surrounding wetlands.
Great blue heron
09-02-18 A great blue heron hunts along the beach in the aftermath of a horrendous red tide episode on Florida's Gulf Coast.
09-05-18 A lone seagull gives a contemplative gaze as he prepares to say farewell to the busy day.
05-24-18 Upon my arrival in Sarasota, the adorable small bunny lived in Mom's bushes alone. Presumably, Momma & siblings were treats for the local hawk along with this little one the next day.
Sleepy carpenter bee
10-13-17 A sleepy carpenter eases into the dormant season, a time of rest & reflection.
06-13-18 With impeccable discipline, the honey bee works the cover flowers at the Atlanta Botanical Garden rose garden.
06-12-18 The sweet honey bee graced me with numerous captures while working the milkweed flower.
Bee on a daisy tower
12-02-17 A vibrant carpenter bee works the out-of-season tower of daisies; the industrious bee reminds the seeker to seize presented opportunities, especially when unexpected.
11-21-17 Though often perceived as a pest, the fly is an important pollinator with a valuable role in the native ecosystems. Is it time to discover the value in what we perceive as pesky in ourselves & others?
Etheric hover fly
11-21-17 The warm weather beckoned the hoverfly to slip through the veils for late fall pollination.
Hoverfly on daisy center
12-02-17 "Ask & You Shall Receive!" I breathed deeply into my heart and with love asked this tiny sweetheart to gift me captures. WOW, my friend put on quite the show on close flowers!!
Hover fly wing
10-11-17 When our "angel wings" ignite, it is a time of trust & faith in our inner wisdom, despite the lack of clarity in our li
TINY hovery fly
10-13-17 After quietly posing in profile, the TINY hoverfly turned for a direct look - a high honor!
05-28-18 Grasshoppers teach us to take a leap of complete faith, knowing we will land with perfect itming & location.
Spider in web
10-13-17A bold spider spun her web along the botanical gardens entry path and greeted patrons with her High Priestess energy. Note the prominent Being revealing itself on her back - the eyes, nose, smiling mouth & ears are clear.
Spider on web
10-13-17 A magnificent spider greeted me upon my arrival at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. In Ted Andrew’s The Animal Wise Tarot Deck, the High Priestess is the Spider and signals an awakening of our creative energies. The Spider also teaches us the importance of balance in our lives and “how to weave today the dreams we choose fulfilled tomorrow”.
An intergalactic friend
10-11-17 A long-time intergalactic friend traveled through dimensions & portals to give support during these shifting times.
A sweet nymph
06-13-17 ... and my heart was beating so fast when I thought this beauty was an ant! Yet I get home & I am pretty sure it is a nymph - soooo excited!
04-12-18 The clematis enveloping the neighborhood mailbox was simply stunning.
Small purple & yellow flowers
10-21-17 Delicate, small fall flowers whisper good cheer as the days shorten and temperatures cool.
Simple purple flowers
04-02-18 Simple purple flowers frolic within the brilliant spring energy at The Celery Fields.
Wild purple flowers
04-02-18 Simple purple flowers decorate the marshes surrounding the lakes within the stormwater management public park.
Solo lavendar bloom
06-20-18 Beyond its magical healing powers, lavender reminds us to maintain emotional balance.
04-09-18 When the Heart is open, natural treasures are discovered everywhere, including urban environments!
04-09-18 A solo lavender stem boldly embraces its chaotic urban environment.
02-18-18 The first cherry blossoms of the season are a delight!
03-10-18 A bittersweet farewell to the first blossoms on the infertile apple tree. Due to human interference, the blossom's life cycle is disrupted as it will never flow into the fruit and seeds phases.
Yellow rose blossom
04-30-18 Cheerful yellow roses are teachers and help us to understand our own Truth. In addition, yellow roses assist with integrating simple joy into one's life.
11-05-16 The strong, yet gentle, rose herralds the message: LOVE PREVAILS amidst strife in one's life.
Delicate pink rose
11-04-17 An elder pink rose is a reminder of the infinite wisdom that resides within sacred heart chambers. The sacred heart knows ALL are connected and physical departures are merely illusions created by the polarities of the physical reality.
Delicate rose family
08-03-17 A delicate rose family exudes the strength inherent within powerful family bonds.
Rosaceae - "little butterfly shrub" - bloom
11-25-16 A Rosaceae - "little butterfly shrub" - late fall blooms provide pollinators a finale feast as autumn eases into winter.
04-09-18 Many call these daisy fleabane weeds, I call them beautiful!
02-24-18 A solo sterling silver strand stood out among the clusters of larger, more vivacious strands. Often the demure ones speak with the strongest, yet silent voice.