Did you know yesterday was National Hummingbird Day? Neither did I. Apparently, it is celebrated every first Saturday in September. Ironically, I started to write a blog about this one hummingbird in our yard that has been seemingly trying to get my attention since Tuesday (it’s Sunday). I have since seen another photographer friend post photographs of … More Hummingbird Spirit on National Hummingbird Day
Buongiorno! Ciao amici! Truth be told my ability to speak Italian is well below what one would consider acceptable when traveling to this incredible country. Luckily for me, I have in-laws who can bring out the smiles and joyous laughter of everyone they meet regardless of how much (or little) Italian they speak. Rome and … More Birds of Italy
April snow is for the birds, literally… The day was supposed to start out with a pool inspection at a house I am selling followed by a photo session for a new spring listing. Both cancelled due to snow, I end up instead spending the day photographing my favorite subjects while 7 1/2 inches of snow fell to the … More April Snow Is For The Birds…
You can only imagine my excitement when I heard the news that The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (our local Audubon organization) would be taking in a rescued & rehabilitated Red-tailed Hawk as its newest resident. I had the honor of attending the long-awaited arrival to her new home at the Environmental Educational Center in Bristol, … More Red-Tailed Hawk Gets a New Home at The Audubon Society of RI – Transfer Day!
I thought I had already celebrated Valentine’s Day in terms of my “Love Birds” blog post… but what happened this afternoon is a confirmation that “we” (because you are in this with me) are experiencing the coolest most amazing connection to something that I simply cannot explain. Today was the coldest day of 2016. I hate the … More The Ultimate Valentine’s Present
It’s Valentines’s Day… so what better than to share a collection of images I’ve taken of my very favorite subjects showing their adoration and affection for each other. My mother was right when she spoke of how beautiful bird relationships are. Birds are romantic leaders, ladies and gents… no Godiva chocolate or Hallmark card could ever … More Love Birds
When I heard the news that I would be having my own show at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol RI for the months of March and April I was overwhelmed with excitement, and then the panic and fear set in. This was such a huge honor, and something I … More Wild for Birds Art Show Opening Reception March 6, 1-3pm
I’m willing to bet 99% of you weren’t clued in on this… January 21st of every year is Squirrel Appreciation Day. “Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Wildlife Rehabilitator Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina on January 21, 2001. According to Christy, “Celebration of the event itself is up to the individual or group — anything from … More Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day!
Laughed hysterically witnessing the moves of this Great Blue Heron one foggy day last month. Never have I seen this display, and it only seemed fitting that I put the following video together. Imagine this Great Blue Heron is having a hard time fishing, the Great Egret comes along and doesn’t seem to have an … More Great Blue Heron Practices Fishing Moves
Since posting “Cardinals – Signs From Heaven?” I have received more wonderful stories from people who have felt comfortable sharing their own experiences. Today, I think, the cardinals reciprocated. I had been away from my bird oasis at home for the past couple of days, training with my new company. This morning at home while … More Cardinals – Signs from Heaven? Part II
As most of you know, I developed a relationship of sorts with birds after the death of my mother a couple of years ago. It’s a fine line to walk when you’re writing about birds you feel are visiting you from “up there”, but when it’s happening to you there is no denying the possibility. As the holidays … More Cardinals – Signs From Heaven?
The one creature we can’t help but gushingly adore. While most humans can appreciate birds, not everyone is gaga about them. Owls, on the other hand, seem to have a special place in every human’s heart. Owl images and videos passed through social media seem to far exceed that of any other wonderful creature on this planet, flooding hundreds … More “WOO” wouldn’t want an owl?
My phone rang at 8am. It was my husband calling on his way to work. “Hey, I think you probably missed the best photo op of the year this morning. There is a flock of Turkeys by Volpe Pond, and one is sitting on top of the sign! If you hurry you can probably catch it.”. Although … More A Day of Turkeys, Migrating Birds & The Mother of Wasp Nests.
Ahhh fall, one of my favorite times to photograph birds. Although many of my personal favorites have left for the winter (smart birds), there are still plenty that are sticking around (and showing up) providing an abundance of opportunities. It’s Mother Nature’s gift of providing us with an incredible backdrop to work with that makes fall wildlife photography so interesting. Let’s … More Flying Through Fall
I think if my mother had one frustration with me it would be that I was an incredibly impatient child with an inability to sit still and focus. Truth be told, it drove her crazy. It wasn’t the non-stop running around type of restlessness, rather a young dreamer who often got lost in her own thoughts as … More Learning Patience… The Great Blue Heron