Baby season!

Spring time is such a wonderful time of renewal and rebirth. Best of all is when all the babies start to come out. Mom and dad proud to promenade their little ones, while carefully keeping an eye out for trouble. There are now two Canada goose families that have found the manor’s safe haven. Now…

May Day in Annapolis

A time-honored tradition in Annapolis since 1965 is the celebration of May Day. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Annapolis, May Day is the day of beautiful flower baskets throughout the historic town. Both residents and business alike join in for the celebration of spring and each year the creative expressions are inspiring. When walking…

Black Vultures

Spring time means baby season to me, and one of my favorite things to do is to go around and discover nesting birds and animals. Everywhere I go I look and hope to find a mama tending to her nest. I was in Merkle Wildlife Management area with my reflecting ball and heard some rustling…

My New Olympus Toy

With the recent acquisition of the amazing Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera to my camera kit, I’ve been needing to take it out and get some practice using it. This is a Micro four-thirds camera sensor system versus the full frame sensor which is in my favorite Canon 5D Mark IV camera body. One…

Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

I love cats, I love cats of all cats. Big ones, small ones, ones with spots, ones with stripes, ones with a plain coat. Some of these big cats can be enjoyed in regional zoos like the National Zoo in Washington D.C. or the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Lounging around these cats get to warm…

Wishing for Warblers

Allow me to first thank everyone for your loving support and kind comments about my noble beast Javalin. As you can imagine, it’s been a hard week to recover from the loss of such a wonderful partner, but your thoughts have given me strength. My need to find solace guided my footsteps to spend as…

Ode to Javalin

With a saddened heart I had to say goodbye to a Noble Beast today. Javalin who was large as life in both size and heart has been suffering for sometime now due to a suppressed immune system. A year has past and I watched him slowly weaken and become a shadow of himself. We’ve grown…

Springtime at the Barn

Spring has sprung and all of the flowering trees are bursting with color. One of my favorites is the Kwanzan Cherry tree, which surprisingly I’ve never taken the time to photograph one. Driving over to the barn I spotted many of them and tried to pick one that would be the best one to work…

An Osprey Sunset

I’ve been keeping an eye on Skyfire which is an paid addition to the app The Photographer’s Empheremis on my iPhone for the past two months. Skyfire is a sunrise and sunset color predictor and can look up to three days. While not 100% perfect, it at least narrows down the poor days of that…

Update on Zorro & Esperanza

Since the return of Zorro and Esperanza to their Osprey platform, I’ve been watching them each day. At first they spent a lot of time away from the nest, but daily I could see that more sticks had been added in the early morning. Esperanza has been quieter this year, not crying as much as…