Sunday, April 24, 2011


Best of Friends

Fishing Buddies

I found this Trio fishing on Ada Hayden -
I love the face in the water.....

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Wind and Sand

'Le Clapotis' - or in this case, partial clapotis, causes a washing machine effect on the water....and a sandy landing.

Everyone takes on some water.

Doesn't look too bad from this angle.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring Is Bustin' Out All Over


in time of daffodils
  - ee cummings

in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)

forgetting why,remembering how
in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so (forgetting seem)
in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with praise)
forgetting if, remember yes
in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)
and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blue Skies

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”  - Albert Einstein

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sandhill Crane Spring Migration

 Every Spring the entire population of migratory subspecies of Sandhill Cranes (over 500,000 currently) arrives to spend about a month on the Platte River in central Nebraska.  Cranes are among the oldest living birds in the world; fossil records indicate that the cranes have been coming to Nebraska for over 9 million years - long before there was a Platte River. 
At dawn the birds leave the Platte for the fields where they spend the day fattening up for the long journey to their northern nesting grounds.  Shortly before dusk they gather back along the narrow sandbars in the center of the river - here they will be alerted to predators who must splash through the deeper edgewater to get to the sandbars. 
It is a joy to experience the magic of this wild migration.