Who is getting the reward in this picture?  The newborn hummingbird getting a meal?  The hummingbird mom who just was rewarded with two little hatchlings?  Or, me for having them perched just above my barbecue? I wasn’t able to barbecue at all that season because of the little babies.  That was three years ago and now they have a nest in another tree by the spa. I’ve stepped out several times to take a photo of the mother nesting but she is still too timid and immediately flies away.  This time the nest is hidden on a heavily leafed branch and it’s more difficult toRead More →

I always long to be near the ocean to watch the waves roll in and then reach a full crest before they fold into each other.   It was nearing sunset and the crest of the wave was lit still with sunlight while the tide closest to me had reached dusk. To me it’s the definition of serene. Weekly Photo Challenge – SerenityRead More →

My husband has been crying for months for me to post a picture of the bats that hang around on the porch at night at our cabin; Ironworks.  It’s not my fault.  I just finally gave in to keep him from tormenting me further.  This looks like mom, dad and the little one resting on dad or moms back.  They are literally hanging at the peak of our porch ceiling.  So, again, if I’ve creeped you out it’s not my fault.  I have to live with him.  You don’t.  LOL  Read More →

We have a feed trough made out of the top of an old industrial clothing press at our cabin that is used to feed many of the semi-wild animals that pass through looking for food. We turned the press upside down and anchored it to the ground. This havalina gent is one of a pair of stragglers that visit us often. We also get a larger group of fifteen or so havalina with their young that pass through plus an occasional fox. We, along with several neighbors feed the havalina so they are not as aggressive as one might think. They know where the kitchenRead More →

From the National Bison Range in Big Sky Montana the views are spectacular and offer a sense of vastness and room abounding.  I saw this winding river valley with its lush fields being watered in the foreground.  I don’t remember the river as there are many coming from lakes and reserves surrounding the Bison Range.  The area of land was so vast that there was no room left in the frame to show the Big Sky.Read More →