Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lummi Island Sunset

The Sun is Always There
Whether we See it
Or not.

Scenic Sunday

I took this photograph on Friday from Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Washington.

Friday, January 16, 2009

American Housing Crisis

Living Life from One Extreme to Another Extreme

I took this photo of a male and female Pileated Woodpecker just the other day when the rivers were flooding and the rain was dumping. The woodpeckers are actually just hanging out keeping their heads and bodies temporarily out of the pouring water.

Camera Critters

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Belted Kingfisher Flying Forward

Be Determined to move along forward
In the direction of your choosing.
The Belted Kingfisher is a Warrior
That Positions itself Knowingly.
I took this photo in December at Semiahmoo Spit near Blaine, Washington.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blue Grouse Portrait

If you can't believe in what you are Seeing,
Then it is time to change your beliefs.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Common Goldeneye Diving

I took this photo of a Common Goldeneye diving for fish off of Boulevard Park in Bellingham, Washington.
Dive into the Underworld,
Deep within your Psyche,
And retrieve those things about your Self
That you have lost
Or have carelessly thrown Away.
To see more from our World of Water,
Please visit Watery Wednesday.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Boulevard Park in Bellingham, WA

This photo was taken at Boulevard Park in Bellingham, WA. There's a trail that follows the Bay between downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven where the Car Ferries from the Lower 48 depart for the Inside Passage to Alaska. Bellingham is a university town being host to Western Washington University, so there are always lots of Students roaming the Park at all times of the year, as well as joggers, bike riders, and dog walkers. A whole spectrum of people come together and utilize a very nice trail system. In the photo you can also see a coffee shop which they opened a couple of years ago. It's a huge success and gives an opportunity for people to get out of the rain on their daily walks in the winter months.

For more intersting photos of people's home towns and scenic journeys, Please visit My World Tuesday.

Golden Crowned Kinglet Communities

Golden Crowned Kinglets in Western Washington State are often accompanied by Chestnut Backed Chickadees, Red Breasted Nuthatches and Brown Creepers. I hear people often say that they gather together to be more protected in larger numbers. To me this is a Darwinian projection based on human fears. If you ever sat down and listened and watched these birds you would feel their positive energy and the fun they are having by being in these groups. They often announce their wondrous finds to others and the general population will call back in appreciation. They move together in song and in peace and in direct harmony with their environment. They don't seem to think about danger until the danger arises, which is when the alarm call is signaled. So let us not think and believe that we are together because we are afraid of the next moment, but that we are together because we enjoy each others company. Which story would you rather live in and propagate within your very own communities?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cat's Ear Mariposa Lily

Looking towards the Spring Bloom Again.
This is Cat's Ear Mariposa Lily and it grows in the bitterbrush community in the drier climates of Washington State surrounding ponderosa pine and douglas fir forests.
Flowers receive those who are capable of giving.
Flowers give back more than any one person can receive.