Everyone looks a little different in the evening

It’s interesting to observe how the colors of the late day sun affect a bird’s appearance. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker above that I spied on a recent early evening walk, certainly looked like he was enjoying the last rays of sun. We usually see the  Boat-tailed Grackle above in his brilliant, shimmering blue feathers in the daytime sun. […]

A glimpse of this morning’s walk . . .

Every morning there is something new and beautiful to see on my walk. This view of the sunrise above was the first sight to greet me as I stepped on to the boardwalk this morning at 7:30 am. What a glorious way to begin the day!! A few steps along the boardwalk, this big ol’ […]

Busy time at the Wetland Preserves ~!

This past week, there was so much activity in our local wetland preserves that I decided to share just a few of my favorites. One highlight was the funny little Great Blue Heron chick featured above, one of several who have not yet fledged. The nesting Great Egrets that I posted about a few days […]

Shabbat Shira~!

In this week’s Torah portion, we read the story of the Jewish people crossing the Red Sea, following the Exodus from Egypt.  After the splitting of the Sea and their miraculous rescue across on dry land, the people sang a beautiful song of thanks and praise to G-d, the Song of the Sea, when they reached the opposite […]

More Torah connections~

Birds are found everywhere in Torah!!  This past week’s Torah reading includes important references to birds, including the name of Zipporah (which means ‘bird‘, in Hebrew), who is the wife of the great leader Moshe (Moses).  There are numerous references to Zipporah’s swift actions, comparing her behavior to the swiftness of a little bird. This week marked […]

The Baker’s Dream

Once again there are some fascinating connections between the weekly Torah reading and birds. Just last week, we read of Joseph, the son of Jacob who was perhaps best remembered for his dream interpretations (and his “Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat”!). Joseph interprets the dreams of both his fellow inmates in Pharoah’s prison, the wine steward […]

“Did you see anything interesting today?”

When I’m out strolling with my camera, people passing by often ask, “Did you see anything interesting today?”  I always wonder how anyone could actually be out here in the marshes and wetlands, and ask this question! 😉   There is so much beauty and wonder that I respond every time with a resounding, “YES!” […]