Acclimatizing

The birds and I rise early, wanting to catch the morning rays.  A heron stands sentinel in the distance as fish jump up and down along the canal.  The flurry of activity at this hour seems to be concentrated farther along.  The air is nippy, and I’ve worn a sweater and a jacket.  A small […]

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Recharging Batteries

Our car battery keeps draining, and it seems to be a metaphor for our trip southward.   After three days of travel, we arrive in Lufkin, Texas where we take some time to organize and clean the inside of the motor home, and sleep.  Travelling can be exhausting. Monday morning we head out early for […]

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Photo A Week: Things With Wings

Six feet across, spread the heron’s wingsgreat, grey appendages in slow flight Some wings are camouflaged, propelinsect bodies who hover within sight. A Monarch’s wings are stained-glass delicatewith each flutter, sprinkle fantasies of delight. (For Nancy Merrill’s Photo a Week challenge: things with wings.)

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Blue Is More Than Melancholy

Blue is longing,for summer lakesand clear skies –a promise of forever It is the subtle hueof whimsical magicon wings that fly Blue is tuxedo perfectiona gift wrapped in perpetualsong, iridescent delight. (Submitted for Nancy Merrill’s, A Photo a Week Challenge: blue)

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Nothing Stands Out…

…like a cardinal, except when he’s blending in… (Thanks to Lens-Artists for this photo challenge:  blending in/ standing out.)

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CB&W: In Flight

In L.A. we watched in awe as two golden eagles soared above. I envy birds their ability to fly – to take to wing as the impulse dictates, and soar.  This crow, one minute sitting dockside, decided to fly directly at me.  Never quite sure which is a crow and which a raven, these birds […]

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CB&W: Open Topic

It’s been awhile since we’ve taken to the open road, since light protruding through shadowy clouds has charmed and lured us onwards, hearts set on adventure, minds as open as the landscape. Just beyond the state line of Arizona, driving into California we were greeted by this posse of burros, shamelessly begging despite the signs […]

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