Observing this Juvenile Ibis the other day. It was close to sunset, pouring rain the last few days which delightfully left many pools of water for these creatures to investigate.
Knowing my passion for nature a friend invited me into their yard, the lighting was perfect, and I hear “click click click” why it’s a little woodpecker skipping in the gutter! So darn CUTE!
And then there was an Anhinga pose but it was Mr Vulture drying his wings! Not every day the Black Vulture will let you get so close. Like always, an honor to witness, such beauty within my visual field.
They were doing what birds do. However it was a blessing to be allowed so close. They must have been hungry, or just needing to rest.
Love it when they can exist without a care about your presence. They share intimacy with me, they let me partake in their space, their life. Even the leaves. Delicate green serrated sculpture, crafted perfectly from the mind of our Creator.
Could have stayed there till dusk, it wasn’t my property though. Creatures of the night were about to surface, need to have different mind sets for that; infinity and white balance set to tungsten to eliminate the yellow and orange hues brought on by light pollution. Imagine light as a pollutant. Ahh some light is though, for even Lucifer can appear as such and seduction is real and one must take flight on the wings of Grace or become entrapped.
Was observing this Glossy Ibis, glistening as oil in the sunlight. His glances were adorable!
He even was giving directions out this day! Just held my breath and snapped away. These moments fill me so, their beauty squeezes out every bit of angst.
Who would guess nature could bipartitely glimpse heaven on earth? Maybe today you will be led to walk a nature path and see home.
And observe little messengers for the moment! Did you know dragonfly’s feast on mosquito’s.!! So if they’re in your yard, skeeters won’t be!! They catch them in mid-air and suck their blood then and there and drop em dead. Gives a new meaning to “drop dead” gorgeous.
I think dragonflies are precious and recently my friend and photographer Betsy Stibal, captured one playing with a turtle!
Here is an enlarged view of turtle (yup so my mom can see) 🙂
Oh dear, and in Betsy’s video this might be one sucking the brains out of a Damselfly during copulation!!!!! Again another one of her amazing documented treks for you to visit. Click on the word; ENJOY to see!!
As I stare at the macro photo below it makes me aware of a whole other detailed world. If I didn’t know any better, this Blue Dasher dragonfly was smiling!
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. – Joseph Campbell