Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This is a True Story

O.K.  I was having a reasonably difficult time finding good subjects today during my walk in Valley Forge.  I saw lots of beautiful little bluebell flowers, scientifically known as Mertensia Virginica.  I also saw lots of little snails but not crawling on the bluebells.  So I cheated and picked up a tiny snail and put him in the bluebell and then took his picture.  When I was finished, I noticed a little white spec on the stem of the bluebell and focused in very closely and VOILA - there was the cutest little orange and white Jumping Spider looking right at me asking why I had to disrupt nature, when he was there all along.  I promise this is true.  Click on that little guy to see those wonderful eyelashes and four eyes.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Last of the Meadowlark

Spring has arrived finally!!  Here's a little left over from winter.  Red Tail and the last feathers of the poor Meadowlark.  Click for better view of those feathers.

Magic in the Woods


Friday, April 6, 2018

The Drone

I live in a very "white" neighborhood.  Today as I was driving to Valley Forge I saw a drone flying in the air about 20 feet above me.  I stopped the car in the middle of the road to watch.  As I stopped a man in another car going slowly in the opposite direction stopped right next to me.  I rolled down my window to tell him to look at the drone, but before I could say anything he said in a rather apologetic tone, "I just delivered a package for UPS."  He was a black man and was basically apologizing to me for being in my neighborhood.  Oh what have we come to in this country? I told him I was looking at the drone.  He looked in his rear view mirror and said, "Oh! It's a drone."  He seemed relieved and then drove off.  What a world.

Tonight I was watching the news and Harry Belafonte, the great singer of the 60's and 70's was talking about Martin Luther King and how our world would be so different had Dr. King not been killed.  But today in 2018, 50 years after Martin Luther King died, white people still hold all the power and until we change, there is little chance for black people to ever feel empowered in the U.S.  Oh it makes me so sad and feeling so powerless to do anything about it....