Monday, May 25, 2009


One of my favorite movies of all time is The Big Lebowski starring Jeff Bridges. "Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a Los Angeles millionaire, is actually a time wasting slacker, a bum that never gets out of his bathrobe. I often think of myself as "the Big Lebowski." If a person shows up at my house unannounced, no matter what the time of day, I'm apt to be in my bathrobe. The seriousness of my intent can only be discerned by whether or not I'm wearing reading glasses, but not by my wardrobe. I've always got my camera by my side, too. So, I was able to get all of these shots without hardly getting out of my chair, never mind getting dressed. Now, I think that makes me very rich. Don't you? Of course, when that eagle blew in, I was on the phone with a friend and had to abruptly hang up. "OH CRAP!" I yelled and threw down the phone. Later, totally engrossed in the day's bounty of photographs, I neglected to call that friend back. I had left him wondering if perhaps I'd had a sudden heart attack or merely had fallen off my deck. Another reason I feel like a very wealthy person is because my friends usually love me enough to forgive my annoying self absorption.

Bald Eagle landing on rocks in surf

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Great Blue Heron on rocks in front of house


  1. Incredible photographs! That little ruby! That elegant heron! That
    purposeful eagle!

  2. If I had been on the other end of the phone, I would have been out the door, wheeling over to your place on two wheels the whole way, come barging into your house, making all sorts of a ruckus, and scaring the birds and the eagle. At which point you would swear at me, calling me all sorts of unfortunate names. Such is the fate of a Good Samaritan coming to the aid of Mrs. Robinson....


    Pam and Peter

  4. I hope the mosquitos don't fly under your robe .

  5. Oh MY GOD! Is THAT what that was??????

  6. Excellent BLOG, enjoyed all!