Hummigbird’s Paradise

Hummingbird's Paradise

Tucked into a corner of Ecuador’s Cloud Forest, Reserva Alambi,  provides a sanctuary where hummingbirds seemed unintimidated by bird watchers and photographers alike.  Just a couple of hours from Quito, this mesmerizing paradise is dedicated to preserving the eco-system that supports nature’s tiny inhabitants.

Sea Gulls

Sea Gulls

They’re not always boisterous and annoying.  When they’re absent from the beach, I miss their squawks, their begging for food and I miss seeing their synchronized flights over the ocean.  And then they rest quietly on the sand in a giant group, all facing in the same direction.  I like that; but it doesn’t last long.

Friday Night

Friday Night

What better spot to sit and reflect (or not) at the end of the week?  Add a glass of wine, a beautiful sunset, and of course, just the sounds of the wading birds.

Sharing the Boardwalk

Sharing the Boardwalk

Sharing the boardwalk at the marina on Amelia Island.
I’m pretty sure I missed the “Yield” sign!

Twilight at the Marina

twilight-at-the-marina

The stillness at the marina on Christmas Eve was captivating.  No wind, no boats, no footsteps; just the rightful residents paddling through the marina at sunset.  The scene left me breathless and thankful . . .

Parrot in the Park

We found this character while we were strolling through the charming, tree-lined streets of the Greek island of Rhodes.  He was loud, bossy, intrusive and self-centered.  He was also a ham and therefore the perfect subject for my photographs!  You’ll probably see more of him and his friends in the future.

It’s good to be home again.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Parrot in the Park

2013-Ball-Drop
This is my favorite way to watch the New Year’s Eve 2013 Ball Drop! Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!