for a time,
but never really,
leave the sky.
Their home is always,
in the clouds.
Cheers to you the stunning eagles of Vancouver Island~
(Note: Dark colored eagle is a juvenile)
Month: September 2016
Born to Be Wild~
“Like a true nature’s child,
born to be wild.”
The wild grizzlies in these photos were photographed in The Knight Inlet in British Columbia Canada. The inlet is contained within the largest temperate rain forest on earth and has a thriving grizzly bear population.
The bears live in a remote location reachable only by float plane or small boat. We viewed bears from open air wooden platforms that are approximately 12 feet above the bears. The platforms are similar to bird hides familiar to bird watchers. Access to the platforms is carefully limited and regulated. Platform visitors are accompanied by guides. Purposely approaching wild grizzly bears without such precautions would be extremely dangerous to both humans and bears.
The bears, like this juvenile, are quite focused on consuming salmon and have devised an ingenious fishing method,
they submarine with their eyes open under water, and their ears above water, so they can listen above, as they hunt below.
They take a lot of time out from gorging to bicker and play.
Cheers to you from the stunning wild grizzlies of The Knight Inlet~
You make my heart sing!
Look into the eyes of wild grizzlies,
and you can see their wild souls.
On a typical day we are seeing 25 or so individual bears.
There are a lot of cubs. One mama has four which is quite unusual.
and need to consume about 20,000 calories a day to prepare for winter.
Arguments do break out,
but don’t last long.
Wildlife in The Knight Inlet in Canada is incredible and I will be posting more photos of bears and many other wild creatures.
Here is one of the venues where the action is taking place.
Cheers to you from the magnificent wild grizzlies who look directly into our human hearts and ask for our protection~
I love Canadian Birdies~
It is sad when the summer orioles,
fly off to their winter homes.
No more sunny day squabbles,
and birdie bickering.
When the last baby bird has finally fledged,
and flutterbyes have fluttered off,
when grosbeaks are gone,
and only hand-feeding-hummers,
and winter birds stay, it is time for us to fly away too.
We are off to spend time with Canadian grizzlies and send you cheers from your Holler summertime friends~
There Be Dragons~
Mountain Mahogany in Bloom~
The sunflowers grew tired of growing in their garden.
So they picked up long legs and walked away.
After traveling awhile, they arrived at The Holler, hot and bothered.
They realized too late, as we often do, how good they had it in their garden.
I put them in water, and took their photos, cheering them up considerably.
I hope their sunburst cheers you too~
Note: the color in these photos is not enhanced. I have been experimenting with food coloring in flower water. Blue makes some incredible effects which I will show you later. If you’re interested check out: