Thursday, May 17, 2018

Yumiko Officially Graduates from NYU this Very Morning!!!



Yumiko shakes hands with Gene Andrew Jarrett, Dean of NYU's College of Arts and Sciences.  She graduated officially today cum laude.
The Golden Tassel

With Aunt Barbara Reid

A Kiss for Mom

So Proud!!


Friday, May 11, 2018

The Fox and his Prey in Valley Forge Today

I was in the woods quietly trying to photograph an elusive common yellowthroat warbler.  As I gingerly walked to the edge of the woods to get a better angle on the warbler, there was the fox right in front of me!!  I froze, the fox crouched and jumped and caught the little vole.  I just barely got a few shots before he saw me and ran away, but for that minute, oh it was so good!!


Thursday, May 10, 2018

Baby Ravens are about to Take Off into the Great Blue Yonder!!

The raven family have their tiny sparse nest on a small ledge in the cliff wall about 30 feet off the ground in Valley Forge.  Mom and Dad are the most attentive.  The babies look like they could fly soon.  (Click photo to see how they have grown.) I'll keep checking.....