Winter storm Helena was supposed to hit us harder. Six inches of snow, failed power, and freezing pipes. The storm came and went, and the dull morning made way for a bright and sunny afternoon. Then the birds began to come out Continue reading Winter birding at the doorstep
Trees are an inconvenience. Leaves falling, light being blocked, snakes showing up, tree roots destabilizing the walls, the need to widen the approach road – we have so many excuses to cut down our trees, and none for planting one. Continue reading Can the koel find another tree?
To shoot a mockingbird was the ultimate quest. After a year of waiting, it finally happened. Meet the many-tongued mimic – the Northern Mockingbird Continue reading Northern Mockingbird – the many-tongued mimic
Cary Glen in North Carolina has little cosmic significance. It is a little lake in a little town. But nature thrives here, and it provides a much-needed escape from life’s machinations Continue reading Cary Glen – Images of a lovely North Carolina lake
Why go on an expensive safari to watch birds when your backyard is just as well endowed as any forest? Continue reading Balcony Safari – The idle joy of birding
When a sunset that seemed improbable only a moment ago bloodies the sky, it becomes the fulcrum balancing idle desolation and mad euphoria. A photographic meditation Continue reading Chasing a Sunset
Light in August, to evoke Faulkner, is about fortitude in trying times. Download this refreshing wallpaper, inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca’s ‘Green’ Continue reading August, how we want you green!
This female House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) is The Green Ogre July wallpaper. Download and share the love Continue reading July is for the ladies of the house
One thing is clear after watching this Carolina Anole wrestle a stick-fast caterpillar off its leafy perch – this picky eater really loves its greens Continue reading Encounter with a picky eater – Carolina Anole
Epiphany on wandering into a gentlemen’s club of sexually exhausted Northern Elephant Seals on a beach in Point Reyes Continue reading Slumbering Giants – Northern Elephant Seals of Point Reyes