Monday, December 27, 2021
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Sunday, December 12, 2021
Got back to Valley Forge today and just bathed in the bluebirds. I am trying to shoot totally in manual. In all these years I have not done it. I think it's about time. Here's my gal for today.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
It's been about three weeks since I got home from Kenya and I have spent way too much time trying to put this little book together. Well, here it is for your viewing pleasure. Go ahead. It's a lot of fun. https://www.blurb.com/b/10983367-kenya-2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
I got home on Saturday night after some 30 hours and four planes in transit from Amboseli National Park in Kenya to Nairobi to Frankfurt to Toronto to Philadelphia. Shewwww. Tom and daughter Jessica were at the airport to pick me up and carry me home. And now the process of going through all the pictures begins. Here are a few more of my favorites so far. Click for better view.
|"Not Tonight, I've got a headache"|
|Avocets in the reflection of Mt. Kilimanjaro|
|The Topi Lion Pride|
|The babe leads the way|
|Mom and Babe Zebras|
|More Lion Cubs than you can imagine|
|Heads and Tails|
|Leopard on the Old Dead Tree|
|Hyena trying to take down the Zebra (Zebra won!)|
|Mom and Me|
|Baby Hyena with Mom|
|Are You my Mom?|
|African White Pelican at Dawn|
Thursday, November 11, 2021
We are here in Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Yesterday we had the opportunity to photograph the magnificent elephants. I am actually laying on the ground in the dusty dried mud with a wide angle lens to get this photograph. They were walking almost right over my head. A little scary, but so much fun!!
Friday, November 5, 2021
We found this beautiful baby leopard in a tree on our second day in the Mara. Soon afterwards the leopard's mom called and he climbed down the tree and joined her, but there were hyena around and the leopards were both quite worried and skittish. So the baby disappeared again and the mom climbed another tree where she had earlier brought up an impala that she had killed. We went back to the tree today and the mom is still up there. The baby is still in hiding and the hyenas were lurking everywhere. Hopefully Mom and Babe will soon be reunited.
I am here in Kenya for about two weeks. On our first day here we found the most wonderful pride of lions - 11 cubs - 4 females and 2 males. The first picture below is one of the cubs. More to follow!!
Monday, October 25, 2021
Saturday, October 23, 2021
The big field along Gulph Road in Valley Forge has recently been mown. The hawks were having a field day looking for voles and grasshoppers. I spent a good two hours just having the time of my life shooting these two beautiful birds.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
I am leaving for two weeks in Kenya on November 1. My good doctor said it is quite important that I get a booster for Covid 19 and suggested I go to CVS and ask for a booster. I went, told the good people there my story and they responded that - no can do. The FDA and the CDC have not yet approved the booster. I said O.K., told my doctor and she said try Walgreens. I went to Walgreens and they said the same thing.... I am getting worried. I am leaving in less than two weeks. Even if the FDA and the CDC agree to approve, the bureaucracy in this country is so tangled that I probably could not get an appointment in time. So, my wonderful husband Tom said why don't you try the little independent drug store called the Marchwood Pharmacy in Exton, PA. What the heck. I looked up their number, gave them a call and a nice woman answered the phone on just about the first ring. No push 9 for pharmacy, push 8 for directions, etc. It was actually a nice woman. I told her my plight. She said, "Why don't you come in next Tuesday at 11:00 and we will give you a booster, and bring your husband too." Ahhh, my faith in the goodness of humanity has returned..... And to top it off, these yellow rumped warblers posed for me soon after the call.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Jessica, my daughter-in-law sent me a picture of an assassin bug today. It was on her porch. She had seen the baby assassins in the same place and one had grown up. This afternoon I found three of them in Valley Forge. Must be their time to shine. Can you see that long bent proboscis??