Birds

Intensity Brings Focus

Intensity Brings Focus

It is very important on the spiritual path that you are not dead serious. Being intense is one thing. Being tense is another. Intensity brings…

Speak Up

Speak Up

I share a flock of inspirational quotes encouraging women to speak up in this post.

The Ancient Rhythms

The Ancient Rhythms

“The ancient rhythms of the earth have insinuated themselves into the rhythms of the human heart. The earth is not…

If Only We Discover It

If Only We Discover It

“The world is a possibility if only you’ll discover it.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Above the Angels

Above the Angels

Don’t be on the side of the angels, it’s too lowering. – D.H. Lawrence

Who is Available?

Who is Available?

The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available. – Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

When Everyone’s Included

When Everyone’s Included

What is one to do when the weight of the world and the anxiety it can provoke begins to take a toll on you?

An Invitation

An Invitation

Invitation. One of my favorite poems from my favorite poet, Mary Oliver

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

There are moments in the fading light when I am so touched by the beauty of this world that I understand we are all angels…

Red Wing

Red Wing

I took a ton of shots of this little red wing blackbird without any expectations for a good shot. I was pretty far away…

Red Wing Ruffle

Red Wing Ruffle

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like…

Janus Geese

Janus Geese

Janus Geese“We all have two lives. the second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom...

Goose Bombs

Goose Bombs

As an introvert with some seriously shy tendencies in certain situations, I can say the reason I crawl is I’d rather NOT come across like a goose…

Let’s Go!

Let’s Go!

There’s nothing like standing along the edge of a pond and witnessing thousands of snow geese take flight all at once! 

For everything that is YES!

For everything that is YES!

Today is my birthday and if there is anything that I’ve learned in my 54 years on this planet it is YES! YES! YES, damnit, YES!

Puddle-Wonderful

Puddle-Wonderful

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. – e. e. cummings

Making a Ruckus!

Making a Ruckus!

I arrived in Del Norte, Colorado a day early before what I’m sure will be a wonderful San Luis Valley photo tour led by the talented wildlife photographer, Ed MacKerrow. This afternoon I visited the Monte Vista…

Landing Together

Landing Together

No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their hearts.– Mark Nepo

Wolf Moon or Goose Moon?

Wolf Moon or Goose Moon?

So what if it’s handheld and so what if the geese are a bit soft? I love this image because it captures the feeling I was experiencing while watching…

Sunset Snow Geese Over Cottonwood

Sunset Snow Geese Over Cottonwood

If you visit the Bosque del Apache and linger a bit after sunset you will witness a stream of sandhill cranes and snow geese flying toward…

Flying at Night

Flying at Night

Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies like a snowflake falling on water. Below us…

Battles Worth Fighting

Battles Worth Fighting

o be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight…

Twilight Flight

Twilight Flight

After sunset, you can stand on the edge of one of the cornfields in the Bosque del Apache and witness thousands of sandhill cranes take flight in small family groups, soaring over….

Moving Through the World

Moving Through the World

My prayer for this generation is to wake up and recognize the presence and the vanishing of beauty. We aren’t as different as we are inclined to…

Slow Shutter Snow Geese

Slow Shutter Snow Geese

Slow Shutter Snow GeeseI love this shot and will share more from this particular set at some...

Golden Hour Party

Golden Hour Party

Shooting straight into the afternoon sun poses significant challenges and this shot is no exception. I knew this series would be tough when…

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold…

Sandhill Landing

Sandhill Landing

One of the things I love about wildlife photography is the unpredictability inherent in every image. More often than not…

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

As I rounded a corner on the northern loop of the Bosque del Apache last month, I spotted the unmistakable silhouette of a

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

Greetings from the Bosque del Apache, home to thousands of migratory birds during the winter season. Visiting this place has become…

Happy V Day

Happy V Day

Happy V DayIt might be Valentine's Day everywhere else in the world but I think it's way more...

Fly away home!

Fly away home!

Fly away home! Alas! Today is the day I fly away home to chilly New Mexico. This snowbird has had...

Great Blue Sentry

Great Blue Sentry

I’m convinced birds can read a photographer’s mind, waiting for the moment we turn our backs or pull our cameras away from our faces to finally do something. This guy, however…

Heron Dance

Heron Dance

Discover how I took a lackluster but promising image and turned into a photograph I love with a little bit of faith and a lot of emotional labor.

Wingman

Wingman

As the sun begins its final descent into the horizon flocks of ibis, heron, and egret are easily spotted flying somewhere to roost in a northwesterly direction. It’s quite a site to see…

King Egret

King Egret

Ever since my trip to Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge a few days ago the shadows of tropical birds have etched their outlines in my mind. Every time I close my eyes…

Skimming Heron

Skimming Heron

I took this photograph just after sunrise on my first morning here and decided to try my hand at a technique called panning. In nutshell, panning involves…

No Small Things

No Small Things

Discover how a distinctive white-crowned sparrow made all the difference on a photo safari filled with several unexpected disappointments…

The Wound of Silence

The Wound of Silence

scream so that one day a hundred years from now another sister will not have to dry her tears wondering…

A World of Hope

A World of Hope

The sparrow that is twittering on the edge of my balcony is calling up to me this moment a world of..

King of the Pelicans

King of the Pelicans

I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. I watch, and…

Hooded Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Imagine this striking bird spent his life trying to be a robin. Be the breathtaking creature you already are. – Susan J. Preston

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