While snow will again blanket northeast Ohio this winter, it was nice to see a hint of spring this weekend in the Youngstown area.
A Green Heron goes all steampunk on Folly Island, SC in July of 2015.
Staring at the sun can harm the human retina, but it also can make the sun seem like a retina.
In the winter Golden-crowned Kinglets are scattered across most of the United States. Seriously. This rather serious looking little monarch is found from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Yet it’s still a truly rare treat to see one, since the kinglets are small and spend a great deal of time amongst tree branches. The above Kinglet was photographed at Magee Marsh along Lake Erie in Ohio.
Sedona, AZ exerts a gravitational pull on people from around the world. Most of the year the famous red rock formations are accentuated by clear blue skies. Follow Oak Creek upstream from downtown and one discovers Sedona is at the base of a Ponderosa pine forest.
On a blustery winter day, a little reminder of spring.
In Arizona we often call this bird the Desert Sparrow. In the winter small flocks search for seeds and insets hidden under tangles of cactus. Hikers are often startled by the whirring wings of surprised Black-throated Sparrows.