It was a balmy morning, just after 7am, and I was at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary on Sanibel Island, a popular vacation spot in southwest Florida, sandwiched between the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, known for its pristine beaches, shelling, […]
Who knew a heron could be so cute?!
I stood transfixed by its awkwardly long beak. At the end was a tiny hook I’d never noticed before. Imagine your face being a foot long. I’ve seen pelicans a dozen times over the years but for some reason on this day I saw them differently. I’ve written […]
I’ve spent most of my Christmases in Michigan where I grew up under layers of wool and long puffy coats that never won me any style awards but kept me toasty in the worst conditions. Last week however, I traded my winter accoutrement for flip-flops, a floppy hat, […]
Ladies, no matter how bad your dates have been, be thankful they’re not like this anhinga. He’s loud, self-absorbed, and doesn’t mind drawing a crowd.
Scenes in silhouette are shrouded in drama and mystery, and more than a drop or two of romance. I love them for what I don’t see as much as for what I do. Sure you can see more when it’s light, but perhaps it’s the darkness that inspires […]
I’m somewhat obsessed with panning the subjects of my photography. I love the quality of movement it gives a photo, and frankly, it’s just darn fun to do. In many ways panning is a crap shoot and hence the thrill of the “get”, if you actually “get” something. […]
I’ve been to Africa four times and I’ve never seen a kill; I go to Lovers Key in Florida and I see two lives snuffed out in under an hour. How weird is that? Kill #1 The first was within minutes after arriving Lovers Key, a wonderful place […]
Manatee may be adorable, in an Elmer Fudd kind of way, but to watch, don’t expect much. Let me explain… The other day I went to a well-known tourist attraction in Fort Myers, FL called Manatee Park. In chilly weather (under 68 degrees) manatee swim to the park […]