Winter Sunshine — Life on Tiree

Getting up from the table after lunch in Glasgow, I mentioned I was flying back to Tiree that afternoon, And someone else at the table said, “The Sunshine Island”. How correct they were. Well at least this past week. It may have rained elsewhere on the Mainland. However, here on the Isle of Tiree, the […]

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Stained glass — Le Drake Noir

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. During WW Two, the stained glass was removed in some cases and stored in a salt mine near Heilbronn, Germany. After the war, it was returned to the cathedral.

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Bird’s ID – Black Skimmer — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Black Skimmer The Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) is a tern-like seabird, one of three very similar birds species in the skimmer genus Rynchops in the gull family Laridae. It breeds in North and South America. Northern populations winter in the warmer waters of the Caribbean and the tropical and subtropical Pacific coasts, but the South […]

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Malibu Lagoon Field Trips: Sunday, 25 November, 8:30 & 10am. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Lots of migrants and wintering birds and dwindling crowds of humans make it a great day for the lagoon. Usually sunny, sometimes cool, with dolphins dancing in the waves. Forget those Thanksgiving table birds: see your birds here with us. Some of the great birds we’ve had in November are: Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Surf […]

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What Lives in the Desert — My Everyday Photos

In a world of little rain, much manages to live and thrive in the desert climate of the southwest. Junipers and pinyon pines, shrubs of all sorts, cacti, lichens of all colors – even blue, and I imagine all sorts of flowering plants that show themselves in the spring. And in an ephemeral pool, I […]

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