Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you, the world champion long-distance migration: the Arctic Tern!! This little bird breeds as far north as Spitsbergen and flies all the way south down the Atlantic Ocean, may venture a little into the Indian Ocean towards Australia before they turn south again to the Antarctic shores. Here they […]
with riverbank trees blocking the low summer sun the tern surveyed, up and down and around, peering around corners of light, looking, looking down on the here smooth and shaded Umatilla river of recovery diving now, wings falcon swept, it breaks the glass not to go deep deep there is no deep deep here but just deep enough for a snatch of silver two minutes later it's back looking, looking.. looking..
Today I saw a tern, Forster’s tern, diving to hit glassy smooth shaded river water near sunset, wings half swept, emerging with a fish, ~5 inches.
Today I saw water droplets like glue, despite wind, on both Gingko leaves and aspen leaves.
Desert Sunsets Should Not Be Taken For Granted — Image by kenne Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. — Albert Camus