Archive for the ·

Wildlife

· Category...

Red Collared Guest

Comments Off

This red collared emerald green jewel with cellophane wings whirred like a ceiling fan with 1260 heartbeats per minute untiring in a bobbing flutter, up, down, back and forth in the light spring breeze perfumed in lilac. With a magical grace hovered suspended in time at the feeder, its long tongue thirst for sun kissed sugared water thirteen licks per second.

Comments Off

wings wide open

Comments Off

I have been away on the central west coast of Florida for the past month nested away in a little trailer. Escaped 3ft of snow that fell in New Hampshire the day after I left, only to arrive in Florida to spend the first 2 weeks laid-up in bed with the nastiest flu I’ve ever had in my life–– pretty brutal I tell you. Grateful, I was back in good health to enjoy the last 2 weeks to hop on the bike and peddle my way down to the 20-acre lake.

On this visit the wildlife were scarce. Unlike back in October when it was common to see an alligator along the banks of the lake, social sandhill cranes roaming around the park, and hearing the high pitch song of egrets and herons throughout the night. Activity was quiet on this visit. Daily a sandhill crane nested on a green patch along the shore her guarding male close by. I had hoped to stay long enough to see the fledglings peek their head high.

A flock of woodstorks gathered across the lake when one poised with wings stretched out to the warm sun. To me that poise was like a warm hug welcoming me back to the lake I love.

Comments Off

showered in happy energy

Comments Off

This small space showers me with happy energy and a promise of bright light
where early morning birdsong and the cool breeze of February flows through the window
a mist of floral fragrance fill the room.

The neighbors wind chimes tinkle a mix of bamboo and metal in the breeze the rhythm of life balances out.
A sacred place where my journey to the lake each morning and early evening has purpose lavished in self care, a quiet space of spiritual meditation and acknowledged blessings.

At the edge of the shore captured photography fulfill my relationship with nature and wildlife.

Comments Off

Grateful keeping it real & simple

Comments Off

We’ve escaped the cold gray days of February to refresh and retreat hold up in our little trailer down in Florida nestled in the wilderness, where alligators can be spotted sunning on the muddy bank beneath scattered cascades of spanish moss. Like yoga practice, sleek herons, egrets, and sandhill cranes stretch balletically graceful in reflected light off the lake. This simple gift bestow an abundance of peace, light, and joy of quiet meditation. Grateful keeping it real and simple!

Comments Off

A tranquil morning gaze

Comments Off

A cold wet mix of ice is pelting the skylight falling from the morning grey sky.  Winter brown grass dots last nights dusting of snow, as a couple doves peck at sprinkled crushed corn on the ground. Roosted on bare lilac branches a family of cardinal’s brilliant red plumage pulse puffed-up against the arctic winter air.

With both hands wrapped around a hot cup of coffee I take a moment to appreciate the simple details of the beauty and joy my backyard friends bring each day outside the studio window. Today temp– high 20s tonight dropping down to 5. That’s cold beyond cold it’s freezing. Stay well my friend!

Comments Off

All photos and writing content are copyright protected and may not be reproduced or distributed without the expressed written consent of Betty L Thompson / Shutter Bug Muse.