A bear trying to make it in this world

Say cheese

Like a top ten list- holding steady this week – the question: why does swiss cheese have holes?


Koi and Playful


A living work of art. 

Doitsu Hariwake; its yellow color gets deeper with sunshine. 


Our River Otter

River Otter in Pond

This adorable member of the weasel family is surveying the pond while it treads water.  River Otters are cute entertaining bundles of energy who eat a lot because of their high metabolism. They are opportunistic apex predators.


Great Blue Heron Drying

Great Blue Heron Cooling

The Heron stood drying himself off in the sun.

I witnessed this vulnerable pose, gasped in awe and curiosity, and took a quick picture.      I was just amazed at this beautiful bird.  I felt the vulnerability yet it seemed not to have any body image issues.


Bee Love

a close up picture of a bee on a white blossom

I concluded this, having been stung by both,  that there are many similarities with love and and the sophisticated bee.

The maker of the exquisite sweet.

It has its own dance; I’ve heard the music.

The pollinator.

Love is all around us; in everything.

I became a photographer to learn more about nature. 

Engraved Spare Photo Challenge

building engraved


  • (adjective) Additional to what is required for ordinary use.
  • (adjective) Elegantly simple.

This building, set by the railroad tracks, is adorned with a most peculiar frog.  I decided to engrave it to capture the simpleness of it.

Great Blue Heron 001

Great Heron

I watched this beautiful bird stand motionless except for his eyes moving until he struck lightning fast.      Ardea herodias- heroic.

Nikon D5300

Then There Was … — Nature’s Place

… one. Winter is coming and the bees are struggling to hang on. Regardless of the conditions they, she, can be found at dusk on the same grass stem as yesterday. As summer ends their numbers are no longer replenished. The young won’t waken until the temperature rises again and the moisture in the air […]

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370,000 bricks

lighthouse 004

Each tells a story of the light house keeper.  

Nikon D5300

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