Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]

I took the Twinners on a college visit to beautiful Ames, Iowa, and the only photos I thought were worthy of posting were of birds.  I know, rather lame… Click on image to enlarge

I can’t believe that January is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y over.  While time usually feels like it’s flying by, the first month of 2013 feels like it lasted for three months.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the first month of this new 365 project. Here are some of my favorite pics from January (click […]

After a picnic lunch at Loose Park and a brief bit of tailgating, my youngest daughter and I took a walk around the duck pond at Loose Park on an unseasonably warm day last Saturday.  The pond was full of Canada geese and mallard ducks, all of which are ridiculously friendly due to the amount […]

On one final walk along the Maas River before heading for the train station for Paris, I came across these geese swimming in the Maas River.  I couldn’t choose between these two shots. What do you think?  Do you have a favorite between the two? Goose Photo #1.   Goose Photo #2.   You Might […]

Like much of the middle part of the country, Somewhere-in-the-Middle-of-the-USA has been suffering from oppressive heat and no rain for many, many months.  The weather seems to have taken a toll on everyone  and everything, from farmers to suburban landscaping, from rivers and creeks to the wildlife that depends on them. Drought Photo #1.  A […]