Longing to live Wildly

Male Anhinga

Recently saw this magnificent bird; Anihinga drying his body in the heights of green shrubbery.  Initially only saw a black spot and then zoomed in. This lil guy has his blue eye on; only present during mating season, ah yes that’s right it’s spring!  Sometimes forget this as we live in lush Florida, delineated season’s are not part of my habitat and spring can be an oversight, however, not today. Regrowth is everywhere.

Anhinga’s in breeding plumage have a blue ring around their eyes

Inspection of this photo reveals the sun in his eyes. It was early morning and only now I see the beauty that was captured. What an amazing species. So thankful they wern’t fearful and didn’t fly off.

Female Anhinga

It’s a bit chilly today, the birds are a bit puffy looking and even the Tri Color Heron has dipped low in the water but this didn’t prevent him from catching a meal!

Tri Color Heron

One strike and this little minnow was fueling another cycle in life

Tri Color Heron with fresh catch

This is why I love to spend time in nature, a portal opens and for a moment we are allowed to spy heaven on earth. Reflective of a realistic balance.

Mottled Mallard Duck

Female Red Winged Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barns; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are then birds!Luke 12:22-24

American Coot

American Coot even closer

Oliver Burkeman said it well; “there’s something fundamental, something transformative, about spending time in wild nature”. Everywhere on the trail nature was demonstrating the art of pedagogy, the process of living wildly while reflecting balance. Eat, drink and LIVE!

Woodpecker Nest

Snail Kite

They find a place to live, procreate and raise their young and instinctively keep them from harm as best they can. Again was so thankful I wasn’t considered a threat and was able to view this vulnerable family; Moorhen with her young.

Common Gallinule (formerly Moorhen) and her chicks

HOMER 088Below a slideshow of more families scampering and clacking : )  some yet to be!

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Another day spent in nature where it’s demonstrated once again, needs are definitely met as the cycle of life continues! All you have to do now is recognize your value and the magic of living and loving….wildly.

About Brenda

"Brenda adores the birds. She is enchanted with their grace, their beauty. It was the birds and being out among them that gave her the peace she so needed and forged a new passion She uses a camera to capture those incredible moments, to savor them and share them with others. For her the camera was freedom. Brenda spent her life healing others, and dealing with incredible pain and despair. The world of birds and nature and photography was what she turned to in order to see the beautiful side of the world" -Eric Curtis Cummings
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11 Responses to Longing to live Wildly

  1. Suzy says:

    Beautiful pictures. An interesting take on the prompt.

  2. Jon-Mark says:

    Beautiful photos and exactly what I was thinking 🙂 it looks like we shoot in some of the same places. Thanks.

  3. Jon-Mark says:

    Where did you find the Snail Kite? I look for them all the time.

  4. Brenda says:

    YES!! humm…i think dear one you and i need to make a movie?? 🙂 My latest was “Lettuce Head” hehe

  5. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing…makes me want to move there!

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