Getting WordPress trophies for Likes and Follows is like the icing on a slice of New York cheesecake. It’s a pat on the back. A digital cheerleader that motivates you to keep up the good work, and encourages you to continue blogging your heart (and thoughts) out in the most eloquent way you can, whether that’s with words, images or both.
Today, I was given this interesting WordPress notification and trophy: “Congratulations on getting 1337 total likes on SIM | ANTICS.” At this point, I’d like to interject with a sanitized Wth? remark (which, translated into French, approximates “Quoi?”) Continue reading →
This gallery contains 2 photos. A LOL moment: neither plump, pregnant, about to take a dump, nor wearing a muumuu, this young Golden-Crowned Sparrow doesn’t mind slouching on the pear tree. These chunky birds are our third most common visitors in the winter and fall. Photographed on an unseasonably warm January 25 afternoon.
This gallery contains 3 photos. Having a preen and a pose in the sun. Male and female Wood Ducks dazzle with their respective plumages, and every encounter represents an opportunity to photograph them. Photographed on January 30.
This gallery contains 3 photos. There’s lots to be admired when you’re a Hooded Merganser. Crests are your specialty, whether you’re the male or the female. The ladies have lovely cinnamon crests, and the gentlemen inflatable black-and-white numbers complemented by a one-size-fits-all black tux for all seasons with a swath of reddish brown on their sides.
This gallery contains 5 photos. We spotted no fewer than 20 Tree Swallows on the outskirts of Iona Beach Regional Park on March 8. These beautiful and very approachable little birds (I’m 5-6 feet away) afforded me many opportunities and time to photograph them — some 450+ photos and over an hour spent in one location.