Fern With Spores

Fern With Spores

I’m completely smitten with ferns — likely a byproduct of having spent the last 3+ decades in New Mexico. This is a frond I saw last summer in Ecola State Park (Oregon). For whatever reason, the spores are nearly as fascinating to me as the ferns themselves.

Maligne Lake

Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I took this photo almost 10 years ago but only recently got around to editing it.

Everyday Magic #13

Everyday Magic #13

Last night’s drop-dead gorgeous sunset.

Mr & Mrs Northern Shoveler

Mr & Mrs Northern Shovelers

I’m not particularly knowledgeable about birds in general, and even less so about ducks. Until this winter, I could identify only mallards and wood ducks, and I originally thought this was a mallard pair. (I don’t actually see that well either, which may be part of the problem.) Eventually I realized no, these are quite…

Pond Ripples

Pond Ripples at Sunset

There are a couple of ponds near my workplace and I’ve been stopping at them to and from work lately. The sunset was particularly beautiful a few nights ago and I found myself fascinated by the distorted reflections in the water. This is a somewhat abstract result of my fascination.

Everyday Magic #12

Super Blood Moon

This may not quite qualify as everyday magic since, by definition, it was a blue moon (the second full moon in a single month). In any case, it was completely eclipsed for about an hour this morning and was wonderfully magical.

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