Such was a pretty Lady to end the week with…
And to think I had almost turned the key and headed for home.
Nothing much was happening at the harbor; I’d arrived late, long after most of the ducks had moved on up the channel at the harbor.
When all of a sudden, in flew three ducks who landed skerPLASH on the water in front of me.
A pair of Mallards… and a third duck I’d never seen before.
He had a beautiful chocolate head, white and brown mottled feathers, white chest with a sliver of white going up the neck – and a bluish bill that glowed in the glare of morning light.
I found out later, it was a Northern Pintail drake, another “new life bird”! Woo HOO! 😉 ❤
Nature, and the music that is akin to it, are what sustain and inspire me in my life today.
As I listen this morning to Yo-Yo Ma’s recording of Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, I am realizing how perfectly this composition mirrors what I see and feel and experience every single time I am out with my camera.
As I photograph whatever is in front of me…
One morning I was photographing terns and Laughing Gulls on the creek side of Red River Beach.
It was one of those quiet mornings, just me and the birds.
Tipping my camera skyward, I wondered if I could catch a glimpse of what it was.
Aha! A young osprey, his talons clutching a fresh catch, streaked across the sky above me…
They made a few passes, screaming challenges back and forth.
Until I heard the fish fall with a great plop! in the grass.
The osprey flew off, all was quiet.
And guess who won?
With supreme satisfaction.
This time. 😉