Recently, a blogging friend of mine named Stella posted a wonderful series of a parakeet in the branches of a tree devouring its meal (Light Color Shade, posted March 27th), which I thought was particularly wonderful. And it got me thinking that birds are so incredibly photogenic, but very hard to capture. You'll find that you have to take a bunch of pictures to get a few that are really good, and worth saving. Pictures #1 and #2 are from my second Alaska trip, and are just ordinary seagulls, caught in some rather extraordinary circumstances. Picture #3 is from our pond, and shows on of the many visiting herons that we have here. And pictures 4 - 9 are all from Costa Rica, and extra credit to those that can identify the birds (hint, I misidentified several of them in my previous post 2 years ago).
This time, I'm picking photos from around here (Oklahoma City). These are some of my favorite local photos, many are from the OKC Zoo, and some are from our own yard. It's actually looking and feeling like springtime now.
OK, winter here in Oklahoma has certain advantages (mainly that the weather is not too terrible), but I do miss certain colors. Last time it was green, this time it's blue, in all of its shapes, styles and glories. It is truly a color that I love, and it's one that I miss, most of the winter. All right, so that last picture is not really very blue, but it does fit in, somehow, with the others in this collection. Enjoy!
Well, I've spent the past few months cooped up in Oklahoma City, with its grey, brown and lifeless foliage, wishing I were someplace greener. So here it is, some greenery. Picture No. 1 is actually from Alaska, which has a brief, but intense season of green. Pictures 2 - 8 are from Costa Rica, one of the greatest and greenest places on the planet. Picture No. 2 is from the cloud forest of Poas Volcano. Picture No. 3 is from a roadside cafe, with a spectacular garden, in which we find this wonderful Passion Fruit Flower. Picture No. 4 is of a giant almond tree, growing on the banks of Rio California. Picture No. 5 is one of the cabins we stayed in, that even felt green. Pictures No. 6 and No. 7 are the ultimate green experience, walking in the forest, surrounding the volcano Arenal. Picture No. 8 is also from one of the roadside cafes, with a garden, but what this magnificent flower is, I have no earthly idea. And finally, picture No. 9 is our own yard, and if I can just wait a couple of months, and if we get some rain...