A Little of This – a Little of That

It’s been such a busy year that being able to go out on walk-about in my favorite nature haunts hasn’t happened. I miss being able to slow down and get close to nature. Granted I don’t miss the ticks, the mosquitoes the humid mornings in the summer, but I miss it all the same. The…

Fast Little Hummers

It’s been a little while since I’ve spent some time with the tweeties. I’ve had a couple of wonderful adventures but the wildlife were non existent in Paris and elusive and sparse in Maine. It is true that as an artist, and yes…as a photographer I can begin to call myself as a digital artist,…

Scenic Nature Cruise from Bar Harbor

A true adventurer follows their own path, and in doing so they manage to leave the masses and discover the natural and serene scenes not often seen. My visit to Mount Desert Island in Maine was intentionally designed to avoid the tourist traps and crowds and enjoy the island as a local. That’s not to…

Indian Point Blagden Preserve

The scent of balsam fir, and the flute sounds of the Swainson’s thrush grace my footsteps as I walk down the trail in Indian Point Blagden Preserve on Mount Desert Island, Maine. This moss-filled forest that leads to Western Bay was donated to the Nature Conservancy in 1968 by Donald and Zelina Blagden. The 110…

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…