Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Monday was a beautiful day. I spent the entire beautiful day inside, in a chair, doing my civic duty at the Delaware County Courthouse. And I mean all day! And then, because I'm so lucky, I have to do it all again downtown for federal court next Monday. Jury duty twice in 8 days?? Lord help me. Anyway, Tuesday was not a particularly beautiful day. It was a rainy day. But I really didn't care. After 8 hours in a courthouse I was determined to go for a walk. Of course it rained and poured for my entire walk but that just made the tree colors even more amazing. They glowed!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I have a lot of photos for this post. It's the first time I've been at the Conowingo Dam when the spillways were open. I'd heard rumors that the eagles went crazy fishing when that happened. Maybe they were done by the time I got there. I had visions of photographing an eagle flying in front of the rainbow glittering off the spray but only the seagulls and pigeons were cooperative.
So anyway, here are some photos from a beautiful Thanksgiving morning.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
I've been going through my photo albums and scanning a few images. I took so many amazing trips before I starting blogging! These are from Herculaneum which I visited with my art and philosophy class in 2003.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The experiences I had visiting Cameroon in 2003 are still having a big impact in my work. In speaking to a friend about her year in Thailand I envisioned a diverted river. Some experiences are so powerful that while your river keeps on flowing it flows in a completely new direction. My biggest regret in the aftermath of my time in Cameroon is not asking more questions. At the time I was so overwhelmed by the information I was already receiving that I didn't ask things I would really like to know. For example, is this type of binding poles together planned? Is it individual? Does each person do it a different way or does one artisan like variety?? In any case I was really struck by the beauty and variety of these bound poles.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Millersville University is out in Amish country. We saw quite a few buggies on our way from Conowingo Dam to the Champs competition. But I did not expect to see any on our way home. Seriously, that's about all you could see when you were right up on top of them. Black buggy, dark night, what in the world are they thinking??
Monday, November 14, 2011
I took a whole lotta pictures yesterday. We stopped at Conowingo Dam on our way up to Millersville University for Olivia's Championship Band Competition. I think there was an eagle in every tree. It was the first time I got to hear them calling to each other. I wish I had a recording to share. It was very cool. I'm planning to make another trip to the Dam soon so you can look forward to some more bald eagle photos!
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I met up with the birding group at Heinz NWR this morning. It's a beautiful sunny day today even if it did start out a bit chilly. I have quite a few photos to share but I have to start with these shots of the American Bittern. It's a fairly rare siting for Heinz and I'm sure I would have walked right by it if it hadn't been for the group. This may be more photos than you need but I've never seen this bird before, it's elusive, AND it practically modeled for me. So I can't resist posting them.
|Yes, there's an American Bittern in this photo. That's some seriously good camouflage.|
|Here he is. He even keeps his chin up to blend in more effectively. The yellow feet give him away.|
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Olivia was off school on Tuesday for election day so she and I headed down to Longwood Gardens to do some drawings. It was a very unseasonable 70 degrees outside! After lunch we came home and took a trek through our "backyard." It's so nice that the early snow (remember five minutes ago when I was posting photos of snow???) did not ruin our fall colors.