Posts Tagged nature photography
Bee and butterfly; at least I think it’s a butterfly. No clue as to what kind but if you know please leave the name in the comments and thanks. After yesterday’s “stinky” post I felt something lighter and brighter would be in order especially since this weekend I will be celebrating my birthday.
I’m going to try and fit some champagne into the weekend somewhere… that’s light, bright and bubbly 🙂
Yellow is such a cheerful color to me. It is the color of the sun, of lemons for lemonade, of daffodils, daisies and butter. This tree stood in the middle of Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida. I don’t think I saw another one like it while we were there and I have no idea what kind of tree it is but I was drawn to it. When the breeze blew the trumpet shaped flowers would float down like beautiful yellow confetti.
I enjoyed standing under it and letting the flowers float over me once I was finished taking these photos.
No, I don’t mean layer masks in Photoshop, I mean on the Cedar Waxwing’s face. I’ve seen pictures of these birds before but until this day did not think I would ever see one live let alone enjoying oranges. The waxwing part of their name comes from the bright red wax-like droplets on the tips of their wing feathers. They look ready for a masquerade party with that black mask across their eyes.
(I hope that Mother’s Day has been a pleasant one for everyone; DH doing all of the cooking has been wonderful. I know that there are many of us who no longer have our mothers or that special mother figure and that makes the day bittersweet and my heart goes out to those moms who have lost the ones that called or would’ve called them mom. I miss my mom but I give thanks that I am called mom and nana. I am thrilled that Facetime and Skype were invented so that while I’m not there with my progeny who live about 7 hours away, I can still see and speak to them.)
The sanctuary has an aviary that guests can walk through to view and interact with the song birds. The Blue Jays and Orioles will sometimes eat from a visitor’s hand, decide to inspect your bag or even land on your head…which is what happened to DH with a Blue Jay. Cheeky bird!