A Year on Clear Lake-Nov 03, 2013

Black and White–November 3, 2013

Some things are black and white, after all. Here, a Black Vulture and a Snowy Egret stand side by side overlooking the view at Pine Gully Park. A tricolor heron was nearby, too. It’s a lovely park  that is a bird paradise. The city is currently constructing elevated walkways through the wetlands. It will be a great place for birds, and birders, to visit.

The peninsula was very quiet today–no falcons, no osprey, and no deer. I did found a lone Little Blue Heron at the north end, but there was little other visible activity. Of course, as we know, there is a whole world of activity beneath the cover of vegetation.

There was another gorgeous autumn sunset. Hard to beat.

Green Thought: “Now we, if not in the spirit, have been caught up to see our earth, our mother, Gaia Mater, set like a jewel in space. We have no excuse now for supposing her riches inexhaustible nor the area we have to live on limitless because unbounded. We are the children of that great blue white jewel. Through our mother we are part of the solar system and part through that of the whole universe. In the blazing poetry of the fact we are children of the stars.” ― William Golding

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