My blessings and thank you to each and every Mom on this Mother’s Day. May each of you have a moment this day to celebrate all mothers of today and times past. Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen
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Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: I was tracking the great blue heron, hoping it would cross in front of the trees with their fresh light green leaves and give me a nicely composed landscape photo. The heron obliged me and did just that. But, when I got home I found that another critter had managed to get photographed too! Have you found the squirrel yet?
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River. May your thoughts this night join the softness quietly gleaming from the evening star to the tufted titmouse. Wee bird whose day of work of cracking seeds has brought him nourishment and a need for a safe roost and rest. May your sleep bring your soul nourishment and rest. Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen.
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River: I promptly told this very handsome male osprey that I most definitely would not challenge him for his fish! I am, however, asking for you to be on the lookout for him. Did you notice that his back and upper side of his flight feathers appear to be black and not a deep brown? I have seen this osprey twice and since the first time was right after sunrise, I assumed the “black” was due to shadows. But, yesterday, when I took this photo, it was 9:51AM and so less likely for shadows to be causing the interesting color of his back and upper wings. If you see him, could you let me know? Thanks!
Jordan Lake Dam, Haw River. The osprey’s eyes glittered with the intensity of the raptor’s attention. Talons stretched, taut and sharp. I could see the fish in front of the vibrantly alive bird. The osprey struck successfully and took the fish home. I snapped the shot and brought the memory home to share with all of you.