"This is the assembly of life that took a billion years to evolve. It has eaten the storms-folded them into its genes-and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady." - Edward O. Wilson
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Cape Cod National Seashore, Provincetown, MA.
Portal, AZ. A male Whiskered Screech-owl keeping watch over his fledglings who have just emerged from their nest. There are only a few remote mountain canyons in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico where one can find Whiskered Screech-owls in the US.
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington. The dense morning fog finally lifted, revealing a Columbian black-tailed doe. I crawled on my belly through dense firs to get this point of view.
Common Sunflower and Foxtail Barley, native prairie plants, on the Stronghold Unit of Badlands National Park, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.
Whatsover Ever Things are True, Ft. Myers, FL. In memory of my mother.
"...the earth is a continually sensuous thing, out there where one can see it with minimal interference." - Merrill Gilfillan, "Magpie Rising."
Sunrise, Badlands National Park, SD.
Between the Moon and the Sun. Brewster Flats, Cape Cod, MA. Moon snail at first light on the low tide.
Ruddy Turnstone. Estero, FL
Pine Grosbeak. Fryeburg, ME
Light Before the Storm. Estero, Florida. Snowy egret, thunderheads rolling in behind.
On se pose et on regarde nouveau...
Ft. Myers, Florida
"The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear." - John James Audubon. Willet, Lover's Key State Park, Estero, FL.
Bison. Badlands National Park, South Dakota.
Varileaf Cinquefoil. Olympic National Park, WA
Before the Hurricane. Semipalmated Sandpiper, Nauset Beach, Orleans, MA. Hours before a big storm sweeps up the coast.
Snowy Egret. Estero, Florida
Mima Mounds National Natural Landmark, Littlerock, WA
Great Egret. Fort Myers, FL
All This Warmth of the Sun. Black-capped Chickadee. Fryeburg, ME. Even the tiniest bird can survive the coldest winter.