A Simple Sunrise

It was a long day for me yesterday when I spent the day at the National Cathedral’s annual Flowermart. It is a great event, but the weather was nothing short of foul. Cold, windy, drizzly and on and off rain throughout the entire day. Inside though, I did get to enjoy some beautiful floral arrangements…

Hey Foxy!

It’s fox season ! Actually all the time is fox season for me, but in particular this is the time of year that all area nature photographers are out on a fox hunt. Really what we’re looking for are darling little fox kits like the ones we get to enjoy at Bombay Hook National Wildlife…

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…

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…

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…

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…