Wonders ~

Sometimes a seemingly ‘random’ collection of photos doesn’t really ‘tell a story’, but I want to post them as a tribute to the wonders of nature all around me. Maybe the ‘story’ is a reminder to be thankful and never to take this beauty for granted. These little wonders also make me think of one […]

Sitting pretty

We often consider male songbirds more beautiful and striking than females, since their feathers are usually showier and more colorful. Yet Smithsonian published an article last year about some fascinating research, which now reveals that Drab Female Birds Were Once As Flashy As Their Male Mates. [A great, short read!] The authors describe new studies […]

Sometimes it’s the little things . . . .

This post is a tribute to some of the small creatures of nature that I pass by nearly every day when I’m out walking, but which are too often overlooked, and very often neglected in my blog. I’ve written in the past about Perek Shira (literally, Chapter of Song) the mysterious and beautiful ancient text also […]

What is this bird doing here??

The Red-winged Blackbird featured above definitely is at home here in the south Florida marshes. But this Yellow-headed Blackbird is definitely out of place!  I never even knew there was such a bird as the Yellow-headed Blackbird until a few days ago, but lately, a couple of them have been spotted among the scores of RWBB’s flitting […]

Sometimes we’re lucky . . .

Sometimes we are lucky enough to encounter beauty in the world around us when we least expect it.   One recent morning, while I was busy looking down instead of up, the Roseate Spoonbill featured above (and below) in this post just appeared out of nowhere!  Suddenly someone called out, “Oh, look, a Roseate Spoonbill!”, and I was fortunate […]