Wren House Cove, Drozda 2010
Many years ago I began to ask the Muses for my home "in nature, on water, where I could do my work." As mentioned recently, I am now in my 14th year at beautiful Wren House.
Osprey Roost, Drozda 2010
I have a love affair going on with raptors. It lifts my spirit each time I see the swoop, soar or sit of a hawk, eagle, owl or Turkey Vulture. I know that we as humans can solve any problem because in the 70's, thanks to Rachel Carson, and her 1962 classic Silent Spring we learned that DDT was the cause of the near extinction of many of these large hunters. Ingesting fish contaminated with the poison caused the eggshells to crush under the weight of the nesting parents. Now I give thanks every day for those who 'think different' and visualize what's possible. And I am so deeply grateful that I live with these beauties floating high above the house calling to one another, training their young to fish and sitting here in the tallest pine at water's edge.
Great Blue, Drozda 2010
Here in the same pine tree, a few boughs lower roosts a Great Blue Heron. There are actually three of them in this tree at the time this shot was taken...they don't usually hang out together so I'm guessing it was a family unit.
Canada Geese and Guard, Drozda 2010
And here closer to the ground we have this years brood of Canada Geese goslings. There are many more of them too. At any given time, during this time of year, I can look to the garden and the side yards to see the newbies being brought up to graze the lawns and forage under the feeders. You might be wondering about the large White Goose. She's a guard goose that lives with the resident Canadas. She is always near by. Year after year every spring when the eggs hatch the babies imprint on her just as they do their parents and she protects them vigorously from all threats, including:
Reynard, Drozda, 2010
Dear Reynard...who just wants to be about the business of feeding her brood.
So there you have a little stroll about 'The Wren' on a Wednesday afternoon.
~May you sing the day