Photos tell the story.
Took this shot of an egret with one leg showing. A minute earlier it had two legs. Egrets and other species of birds stand on one leg with the other tucked among feathers to maintain warmth–blood flow from the leg is cold compared to blood flow through feathered parts of the bird.
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She is waiting for me to respond
From the comfort of my easy chair.
I could speak in complete sentences,
Wave my hand, or sing a top-40 song
For she’s only a dog
And direct knowledge
Of where the biscuits are kept.
I am on my way to the kitchen.
The sun above us is what we are accustomed to witnessing. The photo makes the viewer more comfortable, I think, when it is rotated from its original position with the sun below the finger to one where the bright light is above the finger.
California has its beaches, mountains and freeways for people to contemplate. But my favorite place to consider the possibilities of life is the redwood tree when it is struck by sunlight which, in this photo, is 2:45 p.m. on a weekday. This particular tree is so tall I can’t set the top when sitting down–it is, in fact, swallowed up by its own magnificence.
The lighting in the afternoon on a glary day isn’t great for photographing faces and buildings–the images go flat–but the redwood absorbs the light in a calm way–I took this shot from a park bench by California’s state capitol where several decades ago I would often go when stressed by people lying in attempts to make or break written law in the State Legislature where I worked. This redwood, my church of truth, is still standing tall.
A few days ago I posted about the strange places that mourning doves choose to nest. Yesterday, I visited my son and his family where they showed me their newest boarder, a mourning dove nesting on top of a garage door opener motor. Apparently, it has been there for about two weeks with its new born.
The grounds of California’s capital features a cacti garden that goes well with the state’s recent weather conditions: hot and dry. The drought of 2018-19 is still with us in 2020-21. Here are some perspectives of the garden in photos taken yesterday.
We bought an organic broccolini that sprouted yellow flowers so we put in a glass of water by the kitchen window. The flowers were nice to look at, then we ate it!