Dinosaurs in my neighborhood

Dinosaurs in my neighborhood

After seeing the sandhill cranes yesterday, I decided it would be a good idea to take my camera on my afternoon walk. Usually, that would make all the birds go into hiding, but I found a heron hiding out behind the shore grass. Herons don’t sound like dinosaurs, but they sure look like them. I stalked it as it stalked … Read more

Sandhill cranes

Sandhill cranes

Saw these folks on my walk today. They were standing at the edge of the pond. At first, I thought they were the great blue herons we’ve seen on and off the past few weeks (of whom I have no photos because I’ve gotten lazy about bringing my camera on walks ever since Lilo ate the wrist strap). This is the first … Read more

Gull

Gull

We have lots of gulls around here, but I never take pictures of them because … well, they’re everywhere. This gull inspired me to remedy that today. Here, it’s being pretty and contemplative. And then it decided to do this. Which is kind of awesome.

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove

We didn’t notice this quiet mourning dove on our walk today until we were almost on top of it. What a delightful creature. Its colors would make a nice quilt—varied browns with shocks of bright orange and light blue.