Turkey Vulture

“The most widely distributed vulture in the New World, the Turkey Vulture is a large, predominantly blackish-brown bird. It is most commonly seen soaring overhead. The Turkey Vulture has a 5- to 6-foot wingspan and soars with its wings tilted up, in a dihedral pattern. Turkey Vultures rock back and forth when soaring. The underwings are two-toned: silvery flight feathers with black wing-linings. The undertail is also light. Juveniles have gray heads while newly hatched birds have black heads. When the birds are soaring, it is difficult to see the color of the head. The rocking, as well as the dihedral pattern, distinguishes the Turkey Vulture in flight from other large, soaring birds. Perched, adult Turkey Vultures are unmistakable, with their featherless, red heads.” To read more click here

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron ©Jackie Brooks“Whether poised at a river bend or cruising the coastline with slow, deep wingbeats, the Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight. This stately heron with its subtle blue-gray plumage often stands motionless as it scans for prey or wades belly deep with long, deliberate steps. They may move slowly, but Great Blue Herons can strike like lightning to grab a fish or snap up a gopher. In flight, look for this widespread heron’s tucked-in neck and long legs trailing out behind.” (source)

Clothed in Snow

“There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. That is the loveliness to which surely none can be insensitive. It is the still ecstasy of Nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance, myriad form is renewed in continual change as though in passionate delight of the white Artificer. It is beauty so great and complex that the imagination is stilled into an aching hush.” –Fiona MacLeod

Nature’s Power


“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.” –Annie Leibovitz

Fun and Whimsical


Welcome! I hope all of you had a happy (and safe) holiday season and that 2017 brings you copious amounts of happiness, health, and prosperity. If you’ve followed me over here from my other blog – thank you for joining me here. For those of you who just discovered this blog and decided to follow it – thank you and welcome!

With the world so out of whack and full of ugly and crazy things right now it’s hard to find the uplifting and beautiful stuff so I thought for my first post I would post something fun and whimsical. The flower is a corn poppy that I grew in my garden a couple of years ago with a rainbow filter applied to it.

It’s Almost Blogging Time!

Welcome everyone! Thanks for following my blog before it even started. I really appreciate that. I wanted to let you know that I plan to start blogging again on January 1! This blog will be a lot more casual than the other blog I had before as far as how often I post. As this blog evolves things will change but for now I plan to post 3 times a week. What days? It depends on the week. 😉

For those of you who might be interested, here is an update on how my back surgery went.  I had the surgery on Nov. 3rd and all went very well. My recovery is going as smoothly as it possibly can (much to my relief!) I still have a lot of physical therapy ahead of me but that’s okay because it means that I’m now in the home stretch!

That’s all for now – hope to see you January 1st! 😀

Nothing Here Yet!

There is not much here now but stay tuned there will be! Sometime in early January I will be filling this blog up with my photos. In the meantime, I will be tinkering and tweaking things here and there to get them just the way I want them. Parden my “digital dust” over the next several months. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you here next year! 😀