For Wordless Wednesday.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: speculate.
We walked North Beach yesterday, 2 or 3 miles out starting at high tide 1:30 pm. There was a very large dead octopus on the beach. There were three bald eagles in the trees above and then more in flight, arriving for a chance at this meal. There was a pair of bald eagles flying in tandem and then this bird. The white wing tips are the clue. I can only find one very large bird in North America with the wings with white feathers at the ends, and it’s not an eagle.
Do you care to speculate? If I am correct, it is a long way from the Cornell Bird Lab map of where it is supposed to live.
A hooded merganser on the water, last spring.
The clouds have breaks when I am taking this, and the sun lights up the cliffs far across the water. Caught with the help of a zoom lens.
For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: lost.
All the snow and early morning blue and white! The sun is lost! The sky is lost! My shadow has abandoned me!
Oh, there is the sun and my shadow is back.
For Norm2.0’s Thursday doors.
This is the arched entry from my house. I was trying to capture the blues in the snow on Monday as the evening light dimmed. It’s time I photographed a lot more of my local doors, since Port Townsend has many building built from 1860-1880. Not my house, it’s from 1929. More doors to follow soon.
For Wordless Wednesday: I am not wordless today, but the herons are so stealthy!
Hiking with my daughter and friend B on the C and O canal, ah! Here is an east coast great blue heron. Standing very still across the canal, just the colors of the rocks and winter trees and leaves. I look for birds or I could have walked right by without seeing this one.
I love the one legged stance. I will need to do a lot more Tai Chi before I can stand on one leg that comfortably. The heron only moved enough to keep an eye on me.