For the Ragtag Daily Prompt: crow.
On my beach walk yesterday, crows were mobbing an eagle. The eagle was mostly ignoring them. I didn’t bring my big camera, so this is cell phone zoomed in…
Look at how close the crow comes.
For Mundane Monday #181, my theme is shadow. Halloween is approaching, yesterday was gloriously sunny in the afternoon here, but the shadows are darkest when the sun is brightest. Contrast. I took this from a downtown restaurant balcony, out over the water.
What shadows and contrasts have you photographed? Send your link or a message, and they will be posted next week.
From last week, Mundane Monday #180: fall coral.
KL Allendorfer with real coral.
Blogging from A to Z, happy things. Y for yellow, yearn and yes! w
I yearn to get more exercise. Sort of. I’m not making it enough of a priority. I did walk to work about a week ago and lots of trees were topped with birds. First a yellow shafted Northern Flicker. Am I sure it’s yellow shafted and not red shafted? Well, no. I would need a brighter day to see it’s tail that well.
Corvus, the crow. Here. Next a robin:
And who is this? Very upright and about the size of the crow:
The branches made it a tricky focus shot and I zoomed all the way in. There! Yes!
I think this is a juvenile Swainson’s hawk, here. It could be a Cooper’s hawk but doesn’t have a long tail. Correct me, birders, if I am wrong!
Yes, yearn and yellow…. yea for the letter Y.
For the Daily Prompt: mild.
Winter sun and warm colors and blue sky and very cooperative model downtown yesterday….
We are in open enrollment for health insurance in the US. Meaning that they all are going up in cost and they are cancelling plans and offering new ones. And advertising: pick a plan right for you!
What the hell does that mean?
It means that all of the plans exclude things. Oh, well, aromatherapy…. that’s what you are thinking if you are not a US citizen. Of course the plan doesn’t cover aromatherapy or crystal healing or fringe treatments….
Well, no. I had to choose between two plans when my daughter was 17, that is, two years ago. I could choose the one that covered cancer OR the one that covered pregnancy. Uh, yes, that is correct. One EXCLUDED pregnancy healthcare and the other EXCLUDED cancer healthcare. For me and my children.
Which would you choose?
My mother died of cancer at 61 and my sister at 49. My daughter was not dating yet. Observing.
So we picked cancer.
I photographed the crows out on a walk the other day… how many does it take to make a murder?
Early morning, looking across Port Townsend Bay to Indian Island.
I took this photograph this week in the early morning, going downtown for a cup of coffee….