It feels feather-light when their tiny claws rest on my finger or arm. When they find the calm and choose to simply rest on me, it's one of life's greatest treats. Click on the image to see more photos of hand feeding these delightful birds.
When I read a book I have to have a blank slate in my head so that I can take in the author's words without getting them mingled with my own. Sometimes I fail at that. I have too many of my own words already taking up space so when I am reading I don't have much room for the new words. It reminds me of a chalk board already full of information and then writing about an unrelated topic on top of the other words on that same board. When this happens, I read but the words are just words and no thoughts emerge from them. I reread over and over with no changing result. I must wipe the slate clean if I'm to get much past go. I do learn new words though. I was looking up the word penumbra today and it led to learning more about shadows.
"Each shadow has three different areas: the umbra, the penumbra, and the antumbra."
So much in both art and photography (or the art of photography) has to do with shadows. Shadows strengthen depth and perception, as well as provide depth perception. Light and dark are always in play in art and life. Balance continues to be key.
“The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.” ~ George Orwell
Where there's nature worth experiencing, there's life worth living.
The most informed, and hands on in knowledge, person I know about why bees are dying off is Tom Theobald. I cannot begin to overstate how valuable his wisdom is about what is going on with bees. Click here or on the photo to begin learning.