Sandhill Cranes

Expressive Sandhill Crane

Expressive Sandhill Crane

A sandhill crane joyfully stretches her wings in the early morning light of the Bosque del Apache…

Look for the Patterns

Look for the Patterns

I love how this flock of sandhill cranes reminds me of notes in musical score – like a feathered arpeggio…

The Courage to Love

The Courage to Love

A pair of sandhill cranes take off together, flying over a field of dried out sunflowers in the Bosque del Apache

Flying Together

Flying Together

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Walking on Water

Walking on Water

You can spend your time on stage pleasing the heckler in the back, or you can devote it to the audience that came to hear you perform…

Sandhill Calligraphers

Sandhill Calligraphers

It’s easy to read what they write across the sky if you look closely enough. Hope is what they’re offering us…

Float in the Air

Float in the Air

Still, it’s an overwhelming experience. Being able to float in the air…

Visual Cadence

Visual Cadence

Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is…

Go on anyway

Go on anyway

Do not let the fact that things are not made for you, that conditions are not…

Praying for us to open our eyes

Praying for us to open our eyes

“The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped…”

You miss the shots you don’t take

You miss the shots you don’t take

Yay! This shot won an award. But oddly enough, what began as a meditation on success turned into a contemplation on the true nature of failure.

When Women Were Birds

When Women Were Birds

Once upon a time, when women were birds, there was the simple understanding that to sing at dawn and to sing…

The Secret Sky

The Secret Sky

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take…

Both Sides of Everything

Both Sides of Everything

Reclaiming ourselves usually means coming to recognize and accept that we have in us both sides of everything. We are capable of fear and…

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…

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…

Above the Angels

Above the Angels

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

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

Landing Together

Landing Together

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

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…

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…

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