The weather has been cooperating to such a degree lately resulting in pretty much daily trips down to our local beach to watch the Bald Eagles practicing their hunting, flying, fighting and landing skills. Their aerial ballet is incredible to witness as they use the wind to their best advantage to get the most out of each flight. When they clash, there is beautiful chaos in the flurry of feathers and the tangle of talons
I found myself busier than I’d expected to be in April. So many changes in the air that I just had to keep venturing out for more photos!
The backyard & garden is full of life in the form of birds, blossoms & new flowers. The island is teeming with life as well as the leaves begin to appear on the trees once more and the migratory birds return to nest for the summer.
I have been somewhat neglecting my other duties as a result: website upkeep (!), cleaning out and organizing my studio, taxes (who ever enjoys those?) and much more that is not related to actually being out photographing. Now I am past due for catching up!
Now that winter is finally here with a vengeance, the landscape has begun to change somewhat: ice and snow in areas that are usually brilliant greens at this time of year. I love to explore while the temperature is below freezing to see just how different our island looks with hints of blue-tinted ice and bright white snow!
Our local Anna’s Hummingbirds have been quite a bit more active lately seemingly preparing for mating season! It’s always a pleasure to venture outside to spend time watching them flit about the garden in pursuit of sustenance and each other!