'Breakfast on the Go'
I caught this fella out of the corner of my eye on my weekly drive to MI. Needless to say it was a stop, quick 'U-turn' type of photo-op. He was so engrossed in breakfast he totally ignored me. Just love the changing of colors of feathers here!
'Coop' is the juvenile Cooper's Hawk that lives in the ravine behind my home. Lately he has been making several trips a day to my bird-feeders. He sits, scans, and waits. He looks particularly disgruntled this day...
'What's wrong with my nose?'
'Penny O'Possum' is a winter resident in my back yard. She (I call her 'she' because of her sweetness) is very small and visits the bird feeders every day. Needless to say I offer supplemental food daily. Just have to love that nose with the seeds stuck!
'What good is the Warmth of Summer without the Cold of Winter to give it Sweetness...' John Steinbeck
Fluffed up feathers, nestle down in dry leaves, catch any rays of sun, what more can you do...
'Available for a Brief Moment in Time'
Take an aging mushroom, an olde piece of wood...what do we have? A fleeting gift from Mother Nature if you are lucky enough to see it.
'Deep In The Forest'
In the darkest part of the forest, a bit of sunshine breaks through the canopy and high-lights the smallest maple tree. How lucky was I to be there and catch that moment in time!
To see my perspective click on the photo...
'Circle of Life'
A beautiful RedTail Hawk sitting atop a bail of hay contemplating his repast! He caught my eye as I drove by...I turned, returned, and he posed for quite a while.
'Bandit in Hiding'
A surprise was waiting in the branches as I went out to fill the bird-feeders. This 'teen-ager' visits daily to make sure everything is empty for me. He doesn't bother to drop to the ground but simply swings from limb to limb.
Great Crested Flycatcher
A new find for me while in the 'Northwoods'! I heard an unfamiliar call while looking for dragonflies...it took a while but they were finally found high in the tree tops.They would swoop out, catch, and fly back to the tree tops.
'An Added Bonus'
I did not realize I had an added bonus with these lilies until I uploaded to my computer. I caught a Dragonfly (which looks to be a Meadowhawk) perched on one of the flowers...one of the problems of 'aging eyesight' or maybe not! :-)
As a retired RN, and a mother of three 'aging' children, I decided to change careers in mid life and follow my passion. I went back to school and got a degree in horticulture...it added fuel to my burning passion and love for nature!
Photography is a new hobby for me and I am hooked... but so much to learn! Being completely retired now, I have the time to fully pursue my loves! I'm also a 'biker' so my camera is with me where-ever I pedal ...just in case.
I have many hobbies but most revolve around the outdoors. I also have a great love for cats! Living in the country I guess they go together as the country seems to be where many are dropped off.
I've also been an avid reader all my life...years ago I read to my children daily and instilled a love for books and reading in them. As a result I find myself observing something in nature that triggers a quip or quote to visualize in my mind; I'll take a photo of it and file it away. It always amazes me how much I see 'Alice in Wonderland' out in nature.
There is so much to be learned from nature as we take the time to do so.
I must add an addendum...since being a part of this site I have seen pictures of Wisconsin that have piqued my interest to visit every part of this beautiful state. Not being a native Wisconsinite, I am discovering there is so very much hidden beauty in the state.