A Red Ball

The late summer day was hazy, even if the temperatures were cooling. The waters on the Chesapeake Bay were calmer than usual, with many summer revelers already returned to the marina for the evening. The Osprey had returned to their nests for the night, but staying ever vigilant of passerby’s. The Baltimore Lighthouse stood the…



It’s been one of my dreams to be able to travel to Africa and ride a horse galloping alongside beautiful Giraffes. It’s a long way from home and certainly costs a pretty penny. So to get my giraffe fix, a visit to the Maryland Zoo and the Giraffe feeding station was in order. These elegant…


The Maryland Zoo

The Maryland Zoo in Druid Hill of Baltimore, Maryland is a wonderfully presented small zoo. A wide variety of wildlife in wide open spaces are enjoyed up close and personal. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I feel like I’m nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them. Bindi Irwin


A Fishy Day

This week has been a week of entertaining guests. A boat ride on the Chesapeake Bay was certainly appropriate and the weather cooperated. Stopping at a waterfront restaurant for takeout, it seems we weren’t the only ones looking for a seafood meal. A family had just returned from a good morning of fishing on the…


More Miss Then Hits

I’ve been out shooting lightly the last few days. But getting more misses than hits. Tried to get the cat stalking some ducks, but that didn’t work out so well. The a Great Blue Heron caught my eye, but he was too far away. I also have been trying to get the perfect shot of…


Seal Cove Auto Museum

On Mount Desert Island in Maine in Seal Cove, located on the ‘quiet side’ of the island is the beautiful and unique Seal Cove Auto Museum. Featuring cars from the Brass Era of 1895 to 1917, this museum was born out of the personal collection of Richard Paine. While vacationing on the island, I had…

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A Few Little Yard Birds

This afternoon I set up a new wildlife photographer blind in my driveway to stalk my yard birds. It really made them laugh. When I returned home I had seen a hummingbird in the garden, so I quickly refilled all the feeders and pulled out the Hummingbird feeder from the garage and filled it with…


A Perfect Sunset

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature. Claude Debussy


The Red Barn

  The Old Red Barn and I The first time I painted the old red barn I was twenty years old and the skies were blue. There it sat in the middle of the hay field Waiting to be immortalized on canvas. The second time I painted the old red barn I was thirty-nine and…

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The Hummingbird

Originally posted on Hoof Beats and Foot Prints:
[gallery type="rectangular" ids="10626,10627,10628,10629"] A flitter, a flutter and a chatter away, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird busily darts in and out of sight. Bejeweled in emerald and ruby, its delicate elegance shimmering in the hot summer sun. Sipping strongly from the sweet nectar, she suddenly zips off in…