A Great White Egret takes flight as the sun goes down.
On a gray day this bird looks almost black. But when the sun is out, his feathers turn iridescent colors of green and purple and chestnut!
Hey, Mom. What's for breakfast?
She thought about it, then started screeching to Dad, up in the top of the tree.
King of the Castle
The mighty hunter swoops off to catch a fish.
Too Close for Comfort
Great Heron fishing
Willet in surf
Great Blue Heron grabs a snack.
A Red Maple was cut down in my neighborhood in North Florida. But look what sprouted from the base of that stump.
Pink Water Lily
She floats alone, knowing all eyes are on her, and only her.
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama
Jean's Birthday Roses
Free Spirit Roses from Debbie
This and That
Pumpkins in Window
Halloween in Charleston
La Quinta Sunrise
Occasionally the sunrise in the California desert takes on this fiery glow. It has to do with the cool dry air meeting the massive Santa Rosa mountains.
Sailor, take warning? Not to worry. Generally it's another sunny day.
In a sea of clouds
Starry Starry Night
It's summer. There's a new moon. Clear skies. Perfect time to see the Milky Way on the beach in North Florida.
Over the ocean
Reflective. Ever moving.
Water & Shorelines
The Beaches Photography Club has contests every few months. The subject for this month was seashells.
I had gotten these sand dollars years ago on the beautiful beach in Seabrook, South Carolina--there are dozens of them. Here in north Florida all we have are little or broken shells. Never a sand dollar. So…I took my pretty to the beach and nestled her in among the shells, and took the shot. Later I looked up sand dollars and their nickname is “Florida Tourist.”
In these contests we have to name the piece, so that’s what I called the photo. It got first place!
Savanah at sunset
Antelope and Rattlesnake Canyons are in Arizona on Native American lands, north of the Grand Canyon. Some of the canyon walls are 80 feet high, with skinny, winding passageways through them. Some shapes are so recognizable--Olympic Flame, The Chief, Lady of the Wind, The Wave. Others are abstract, textural, and flowing. Breathtaking. Peaceful. Spiritual.
Grains of Sand
Grains of sand spill off the ledge. It's momentary movement. Then all is still again.
Snow in the Canyon
A sudden wintry wind blew in that night, and left a carpet of white in the morning. It's Grand.
Grand Canyon in January
The next morning--clear skies and cold temps.
Art from Erosion
Formed by water, ice and wind erosion, it's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and 1 mile deep. Huge.
Hawaii Sunset on the Rocks with a Splash
Kilauea Volcano Vent. Pele is active!
Kilauea Vent and a full moon starburst
Black sand beach and popular with surfers
These surfers were off the Kona coast near the Mauna Lani golf course. Beautiful spot!
Near Flamingo in Florida Bay. Almost 6 feet long with a wingspan of 10 feet. The vivid yellow-orange on the beak and feet indicate it's breeding season.
Near Flamingo in Florida Bay.
Osprey on Marker
In Florida Bay.
Sunset from Morada Bay
Moraine Lake, Canadian Rockies
Shot from The Rock Pile. We saw a rainbow later!
Triangle X Ranch, Tetons, WY
Takakkaw Falls, Yoho National Park, Canada
Herbert Lake, Canadian Rockies
This lake was right by the road, and unremarkable, as we drove by each day. But one morning we went early when the sun was catching just the trees and steam was still rising off the lake.