Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Lately, our back yard has become a bird nursery of sorts. A mockingbird couple built a nest in our lime tree and a mourning dove couple built a nest in the rain gutter on our house, right around the corner from the mockingbirds. This is one of the two baby mockingbirds sitting in one of our rose bushes, two days after they graduated to fledglings.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


The Stare-Down

This photo was featured in the online section of the L.A. Times, Southern California Moments.

Nothing like being cowed by a squirrel. I saw him while outside in our driveway with the two greyhounds the other morning. He stopped overhead as he was traveling along this utility cable and just stared down at us, very intently. Even the dogs seemed uneasy, which is very unusual considering they are ex-racers who've been trained to chase small furry things. After several moments, he went on his way.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


For Adrienne

In memory of the poet, Adrienne Rich. 1929-2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

Bottled Water

Looking through a dark coffee shop window at night.....these bottles of water just stood out in the lighted display case, waiting to be photographed.