Monday, March 1, 2010
Woodpecker In Flight
I remember the day I took this very well. It was only the very second time I had ever seen a cormorant. I don't think I posted those pictures either. I had been disturbed by witnessing for the first time a garter snake eating a toad. I was just getting to know squirrels, and one of them startled me by running up to greet me.
And my biggest task was watching a mother goose sitting on her eggs. I wrote a huge series of posts where I monitored that goose from the first time I saw her until she actually hatched the eggs. I then watched those little goslings grow from hatchlings to adulthood. It was one of the greatest series of events I was ever privileged to witness.
Although I am enjoying the winter, this picture is the kind of thing I hope to be showing you two months from now when spring is in full swing. Winter is really a great time if you look in the right places, but most of us enjoy spring much more because the return of green makes things seem so cheerful.
I'm just happy to have any day where I can go out and observe nature in action. I hope I can always do this. Any time of year is fine with me.