Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

Stools make great stomping for inside kids




This was a kids playground at a hospital we were at in Dallas last week where our 8th grandchild was born.

You get a better sense of the intense, playful activity from above.

Snow, silence and a white winter greet horses' hunt for grass.

This was the scene of our daughters ranch in Indiana earlier this week.  The snow eventually accumulated to 9+ inches.  I love the hush that falling snow pushes down. It looks like a White Christmas for her family.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Seattle's aptly named Discovery Park


Having fun with a game of chase under the huge trees in Seattle's Discovery Park which overlooks the Puget Sound.  We could have spent days exploring this wonderland.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blackbird well skilled at diversionary tactics


This agitated Red-Winged Blackbird was doing everything he could to catch my attention and draw it away from his nest in Mishawaka's (Indiana) Central Park on the St. Joseph River.  When I turned around, he would fly in front of me to keep me looking at him

I didn't see the nest, but I got a good idea where it was when I walked over to a tree near the overlook by the dam.  He made a couple of close swooshes past me to make sure I was focusing on him.

He was a darned good watchman.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Blue Heron stands sentry at fishing grounds


Despite the fact that this Great Blue Heron seems to favor this Mishawaka, IN, park as a favorite fishing hole, he didn't seem to be having much luck the day we spent some time together.  The spot is in Central Park at a small dam.  You can see the splash from the dam in the background.