Friday, May 28, 2010

Vancouver Islands Jewel ~ Tofino's Long Beach ~ Part 2

Here are some interesting pictures that I took that show life just under the water....these wonderful pink tipped invertebrates look just like a flower garden but under water.
This picture below is a capture of the wind blowing the sand across the was a very windy day. My hair came right out of my pony tail!!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Vancouver Islands Jewel ~ Tofino's Long Beach

I think no matter where you live in the world there is an area close to home that is a Jewel to you. For me it's Tofino. Tofino is at the farthest end of our Island and faces the outer edge of the Pacific Ocean; the winds are strong and the surf is strong. Unlike Hawaii where you can surf without a wet you can't even in the summer the ocean is ICE COLD. Over the next few day's I'm going to post some lovely images of Long Beach for you to enjoy, maybe you will want to come and see it for yourselves one day. I know that when I look at other blogs and see what I'm missing it really motivates me to add new areas in the world to visit. Africa being one of my many areas to visit. Enjoy

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Finally The Rufus Humming Bird Caught in Flight!!

Well here is a treat for you.....finally I found the Rufus Humming birds for you. Beautiful with their colors of browns and greens. These humming birds prefer the areas of condensed wooded areas. While I noticed that the Anna's like the wooded areas but don't really find it necessary for their comfort level. At least that's my perspective on the two species. How do I base that simply by my observations, I simply see more Anna's in the City versus the Rufus. I hope you enjoy these shots...they were taken up Island in my Mother and Father in laws yard.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

For Mom...Hummingbirds Do Bathe

Well this little series is for my Mom. About a week ago I was telling her that there was a female hummingbird who had taken a liking to my water fountain in the back yard. She laughed, but while I had her on the phone I said " Oh Mom I wish you were here the hummingbird is taking a bath in the fountain!!! I had never seen that before....she got all excited and wanted me to take some shots the next time I was outside reading. She didn't have to wait long because the next time I went out with my book there she was at it again. I hope you enjoy these cute little shots..not really based on quality, but rather capturing a moment in time watching a hummingbird take a bath.

Monday, May 17, 2010

My Twinkle

Well the weekend held allot of things to be done around the yard. Flowers to be planted; some Veggies and cleaning out the pond pot and little pond my husband make for me over this past year. The roses are growing lush and full this year, better than last....and so far cross my fingers as I say this no powder mold on the leaves. Here are some lovely shots I got in the yard with some of my flowers. I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Albino House Finch

Albino's beautiful but a mystery. I was out on mother's day when I heard some house finches in one of the trees just off the trail I was walking on. When I spotted the Albino first I thought my eyes were deceiving me but after taking some pictures it became instantly clear at what it was. Genetics interesting subject really all it takes is one code to change in the DNA molecule and change occurs whether positive or negative. More leaning into the negative if you really research the statistics of it all. Genetics was one of my favorite subject and to this day still captures my mind to the endless possibilities that can happen in the DNA molecule. The Albino is one of them.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My First Picture Of An Orange-Crowned Warbler

Well here are some more pictures of bath time images and in these images is a capture of my first Orange-Crowned Warbler....which pleases me because I didn't know what it was until I looked it up. I originally thought it was someones canary that got loose, but I was wrong LOL. I really love the reflections you will see in some of these images I really try to capture more than one look when I take Nature shots. In the shot above this Robin sat in the water for over 10 minutes before it finally took it's bath. So I was thinking this is what happens as you've got to wait for the water to warm up first...LOL
Here is my little Warbler...very cute. Nice in wet as well his little orange head is all a mess.

Here is the lovely pond that I took all these bath time shots at....I hope you love what you see. Have a fantastic day!!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bath Hour!!! Activities At The Local Pond

Yesterday was a beautiful day lots of sunshine. Today of course it absolutely poring rain outside so this gave me the perfect opportunity to put in some quality editing time....lots of work this editing but I must say rewarding all at the same time. Here are some cute shots of some of our local birds enjoying the sunny day and having a lovely bath. I enjoyed watching them it was quite relaxing and I could help but smile.