My first photo of this bird, taken in Florida at the Venice, FL rookery. He flew straight to me and landed at my feet!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Coach Bob Geren #7 and the Mets in training...
Robert Peter Geren (born September 22, 1961, in San Diego, California) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and manager. During a 5-year playing career, he played for the New York Yankees (1988–1991) and the San Diego Padres (1993). He managed the Oakland Athletics from 2007 through 2011. Geren is currently the bench coach for the New York Mets.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Southern Florida weather is so pleasant this time of year. When I was younger, I could not understand why so many people went to Florida in winter. Now I do understand. Amazing how your perspective changes as you grow older.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Taken from indoors. I don't like the cold!
The freezing temperatures make outdoor photography difficult. I really admire those nature photographers who travel to arctic regions for photos of polar bears and penguins! It's not for me!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Sunday, December 01, 2013
"I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds and bowers..."
-Robert Herrick (1591-1674), British poet
I live by the water, so as I exit my home and walk outdoors, the birds on the river look at me and fly away.
There is such abundance of wildlife here....various species of ducks, geese, herons, grebes, coots, muskrats, snakes, eels, and of course, fish. Sometimes I'll watch a diving duck disappear under the water only to emerge with his dinner. There have been times when I will see a new unidentifiable creature, only to find that it's an migratory bird, a new one for my life-list.
And always, there is the quiet.
Long Island has an abundance of wildlife areas: county, state and national parks, wetlands, the pine barrens, undeveloped areas, which are all natural habitats for a variety of creatures.
Take a walk or drive to the park near where you live and witness this for yourself. Take a break from the shopping and crowds! You may be pleasantly surprised!
Friday, November 29, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
There was a time when I looked forward to winter. I was a skier in my younger life (well, actually about 18 years ago, which only seems like yesterday) and looked forward to winter and the snow. I would even travel out west to Colorado in early spring to take advantage of their longer skiing season.
Now in retirement, I'm looking forward to my trip to Florida, the Sunshine State! It's where I can have coffee on my balcony, barefoot! And, when the "cold front" arrives, as the Floridians like to report, all I need is a light jacket to walk on the beach. Skiing? "Been there, done that" as they say, and loved it, and now it's time to move on.