Balding

“Nobody is happy with what’s on their head. People with straight hair want curly, people with curly want straight, and bald people want everyone to be blind.” —       Rita Rudner “As humans, we are all too familiar with hair loss as we get older. Roseate Spoonbills, it turns out, are familiar with balding too, but … More Balding

Parenting

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” — Anne Frank *   *   * Mother turkey shepherds her … More Parenting

Solitary

“Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” ― Rachel Carson Godwits are long-billed migratory birds of the genus Limosa that migrate from their breeding grounds in the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America towards the south. One species of godwit holds the … More Solitary

Masked Bandit

“If you want people to love you for who you are, take the mask off.” — Quetzal “Life is a masquerade. Everywhere you look are people hiding behind masks.” — Ridze Khan *   *   * Bandit in Training— Juvenile racoon at Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., photo by Jan Logozzo © 2017

Hidden Beauty

“Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eyes of one who sees.” — Rumi “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” — Roald Dahl *   *   * Well hidden Red-shouldered … More Hidden Beauty

Spoon fed

“Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.” —      E.M. Forster Born with its own silver spoon in its mouth? Swinging its spoon-shaped beak from side to side when walking through the shallow waters of mangrove keys and mudflats, the Roseate Spoonbill Stork uses its slightly open bill … More Spoon fed

Stillness

“Life’s most precious moments are not all loud or uproarious. Silence and stillness has its own virtues.” — Kilroy J. Oldster “When you approach something to photograph it, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” — Minor White * … More Stillness