There are several lakes surrounding The Holler that provide wonderful places to hike, picnic and birdwatch.
This osprey was vigilant,
intently watching the lake for her next meal (despite the feather stuck on her beak.)
Bald eagles are congregating in greater numbers around Holler lakes,
which thrills me to no end, because they were almost wiped out locally, and I went decades without seeing them here.
Brewer’s Blackbirds are common at The Holler. They are very friendly birds and often eat out of my son’s hands.
Ring necked ducks were on the lake in force,
resting from migration.
The area around The Holler burned extensively in 2007, destroying 1000’s of homes and extensive habitat. You can see the progress of regrowth and the burned trees on the horizon.
Cheers to you from beautiful, burning, California, my native state~
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Thanks so much and cheers to you!
Underbar plats med fina fåglar. Är de vanliga att se örnarna? Du har en Gudagåva där att njuta av.
Tack! Örnarna var praktiskt taget utdöda på detta område i många årtionden medan jag växte upp. Biologer uppfödde och återinförde dem och nu har vi blomstrande befolkningar som är en glädje att se.
Once again you have brought sensational photos, dear Cindy. The osprey is a very proud animal. Great also the duck and the colors and of course the landscapes. 🙂
Kind regards Alexander
I so appreciate your very thoughtful comments. Thank you & cheers to you!
I took a picture of an osprey on our 30+ acre lake (in a tree). Unusual to see in our neck of the woods but oh so beautiful. Didn’t realize what I took until I blew the picture up. Doesn’t compare to your pictures but it was a special moment for us 🙂
Ospreys are gorgeous creatures and a thrill to see every time. I am glad you had an opportunity to photograph one.
Beautiful images. The birds are amazing. So glad to see the regrowth from the 2007 fires.
Thank you. It is wonderful to see the resiliency of nature.
Beautiful post! We are certainly praying for all those affected by the fires but are so grateful to see what the rebirth can look like down the road.
Life triumphs, which is wonderful to see.
These wonderful photographs bring us right there! They are outstanding.
You are a very thoughtful friend <3
These images are gorgeous, Cindy, I especially love the osprey…so majestic.
The holler is a magical place – makes me smile to think of you there.
And I’m so worried over the misunderstandings around global warming and what it is doing to our world and all that inhabit it. Lives lost in California…tragic.
You are a kind soul Sheila. Thank you. None of us will be able to avoid the effects of changing climatic patterns and I share your worries and concerns Sheila <3
Beautiful photos as always. I am wondering, where is the Holler?
Thanks much. The Holler is in an unincorporated, rural area northeast of San Diego County.
Let’s hope you stay safe from all the fires out there.
Much appreciated Nadia, thank you!
Incredibly sharp and beautiful images, Cindy! Truly impressive especially the one of the bald eagle! Hopefully the fires we hear about will soon be extinguished. Have a great Sunday!
I hear rain is on the horizon for NoCal. It cannot come soon enough. Thank you for your thoughtfulness Peter.
I love the close up of the eagle, Cindy. What a majestic bird. My heart goes out to all of those who are dealing with the devastating fires. 🙁
It is horrifying to be in the midst of a catastrophe like this and I feel terrible for them and for my state <3
Gorgeous regal birds and so beautifully photographed Cindy. We are thinking of the beautiful state of California and the devastation is heartbreaking. Following everyday from here in Florida !
Thank you. Your kindness is much appreciated.
beautiful birds, especially the osprey.
There are gorgeous creatures aren’t they.
Beautiful Cindy, following the devastating fires closely from here in Florida, heartbreaking!
Thank you for caring. It is heartbreaking <3
So surreal…tragic! <3
Great pictures. The fires are terrible and it is so sad what is being destroyed. Hope there is an end to it soon!
Yes, all the loss of life and habitat is devastating, and there is so much forest left to burn, if things don’t change.
I love your bird photos. I am including birds in my next book, Amanda in Malta, particularly endangered species.
Ooooh, sounds interesting!
So much beauty at The Holler, Cindy — no wonder you love it so! Glad to see that restoration is taking place and I hope the fires are out soon.
Thank you Debbie for your kind wishes <3
Beautiful photos. I often get good shots of osprey, but rarely get a closeup of an eagle. Or ducks (other than mallards) as they are too leery of hunters around here to let humans close.
Thank you. I hear you. It is a challenge isn’t it. I think it makes bird photography quite difficult, but then so rewarding, when a bird lets you get close.
It is rewarding. And you have been rewarded with a lot of great photos!
Your birds are magnificent, especially the Eagle. Hope you are faring well through all the fires. Our son is in Carlsbad and they are o.k.there.
Yes. We are okay so far too. My daughter and her newborns are being affected by the smoke. As long as California remains in drought, every place is at risk.
Nice close ups of the birds, Cindy.
Thank you & glad you enjoyed!
I always enjoy your posts Cindy.
As I enjoy yours~
Beautiful, Cindy. We experienced terrible fires in BC during the summer and fall. I hope yours are out soon.
Thank you. They are horrifying aren’t they. They have such overwhelming power. It is so sad to think of all that old growth in BC burning up.
I love the ring necked duck photos on the water particularly.
Thank you! I was thrilled to see them as I never had before.
It’s always amazing to see the difference a bit of water can make to an area. The hills may be parched, but the lower areas that have access to water are lush.
So true. I really enjoy hiking and being outdoors more when there is water around. It is so soothing on the eyes and spirit.
It sure is! Think of how beautiful so much of the parched land could be if there were more water available. And up here we have too much. I’d gladly send some rain down.
I think of this all the time when I travel and places are being overwhelmed by rain!
Just think if the Sahara had half of our winter rain. Hawaii could share too. They get lots.
Glad you guys came through your fires intact, but what’s going on now is so terrible. Doesn’t bode well for the future.
Thank you, and no, these changes in weather patterns do not bode well for the future.
Beautiful images, Cindy. Regrowth from fire may be a slow process, but there is such promise in Nature’s ability to regenerate, a faith that anchors belief in tomorrow.
Beautifully said, and very true <3
We have the Brewer Blackbirds here and I wondered what they were 🙂
They are very friendly birds. If you leave food for them, they will become your friends.
They’re beautiful. That blue/black coloring against glowing gold eyes is stunning!
Your eagle image is magnificent!
Awww, thank you Peter. I hope all is well with you and your wife <3
Thank you, Cindy. Marian has had five good weeks since her surgery, eating more challenging foods each week. So far so good! She is greatly encouraged. She is also looking forward to our Feb cruise! Thanksgiving will bring both sons and wives out from NYC, and they will cook!! Blessings on your family gatherings.
Sounds wonderful!!! Great news! And I am so happy about the cruise.
The birds are gorgeous. I’m very happy to see the area regrowing. Yes, California seems to be burning down. It appears to worsen annually… and then the mud slides. I’m no scientist, but I think I see the fingerprint of climate change on this situation.
I was sent to do a meet and greet with Charles Bronson, years ago, when I was doing the costume designs for “Family of Cops III. He lived in Malibou. I was so impressed with the beauty and the vibe of the place. His ranch home was spectacular. I wonder if it’s still there?
Yes, living all my life in one region allows one to observe the differences over time. California is drying up. There are still about 1000 people missing in NoCal which is devastating to even think of. I have been evacuated in fires like these and their power and speed, driven by Santa Ana winds is terrifying.
I would love to hike there and come by for a drink afterward.
I hope some day you visit and we can do just that!
I would love that and I know it would be more than one drink. 🙂
Looking forward to you!
The Osprey, Eagle, and duck images are beautiful! It’s good to see the vegetation coming back.
Thanks much. The old growth trees of course are lost forever.
Great bird photos. We were talking to a couple in the bosque last night about how we haven’t seen the bald eagles this year, but we have had a lot of osprey this year.
We had devastating fires in New Mexico during many summers over the past 18 years. Fortunately, New Mexico is sparsely populated compared to California, so we have not had so many structures destroyed as in the California fires. However, Los Alamos lost most of their historic Manhattan Project housing in one of the controlled burns that got quickly out of control in 2000. Then another fire followed by flash floods took out the Dixon Apple orchards south of Los Alamos in 2011. Dixon had famous apples and had been in business for something like 75 years before the fire and flood. Most of the out of control fires out here were due to mismanagement of the forests, and the Forest Service trying to do controlled burns in dry, windy conditions — Like HELLO!
There is a constant fight between people who don’t want any of the underbrush cut out of the bosque along the Rio Grande where we walk daily, and the need to have it selectively cut. Getting the right people to cut the underbrush here in Corrales has been an issue as well. If we allow the Conservancy to cut underbrush, they will clear cut everything, and if we leave the underbrush and it catches fire, a bosque fire spreads really fast because the underbrush is great tinder, and cottonwoods are soft and porous so they burn really fast and super hot. There has been recent efforts to have the boy scouts, fire crews and prisoners working to create fire breaks in the bosque without clear cutting, and leaving some areas with thick underbrush for the birds.
I know New Mexico has issues with water too and there is rationing in some areas. Living in drought conditions is painful for those of us who love nature to see. The losses in these fires are going to be the most devastating yet for California. We face the same controversies you mention at The Holler. A bond passed recently to build another fire station. There was no funding in it for brush abatement, which made me almost want to not vote for it. There are so many orchards in The Holler that have been left to die because people cannot afford to irrigate them. They sit here like tinder waiting to explode. But, hey we will have a shiny new fire station. I hear, and relate, to your frustration. Huge amounts of effort need to be put into prevention.
What a grand place to rest one’s mind and spirit, and savor Mother nature.
There is lots of nature here, and open spaces, and wild critters, and very few people. It suits me well and sounds like it would suit you too <3
The bald eagle was beautiful especially, along with everything else!
Thank you. They are such regal and imperial birds.
Beautiful images Cindy, I especially love how you capture the facial expressions and personalities of the birds – thank you so much for sharing xxx
Thank you much more for such kind appreciation <3
The bald eagle knows something that we humans have yet to learn.
You can tell it everytime they make eye contact, “foolish human,” they seem to be thinking, and who can blame them?
Bald eagles are so magnificent. That black duck is really awesome too. 🙂
There seems to be lots of exotic ducks here this winter. I wonder if the fires have anything to do with this.
Gorgeous shots as usual, Cindy – of magnificent birds. The fires now are frightening, I often think of the horror people must fear if the fire comes closer. Poor families who have lost someone.
Extremely traumatic situation for everyone close to the situation including the responders.
Thank you for sharing the shots of the birds, some of them are scary looking, I pity the crow perched there, he might become the next meal. 🙁
Raptors are formidable predators. Luckily for the blackbird, these guys prefer fish, and will likely leave the birdies alone. Cheers to you my friend <3
Beautiful scenery and birds. I love the bald eagle!
Aren’t they gorgeous creatures. I am thrilled every time I see one!
Great stuff. I like the penultimate photo especially.
For some reason I love photos of paths into nature. It seems like an invitation to me. I am glad you enjoyed. Thank you!
Wow!!! Fantastic shots of these birds. They are awesome!
You are a very kind friend.
Great photos. You are one of the best at shooting birds, in a nice way! My friends’ RSF home burned to the ground in that fire. They have since rebuilt.
Horrifying. We evacuated. So much devastation. And you look at the state, and you see it waiting for more.
Beautiful birds, Cindy. So sad about the fires, and what they do to wildlife as well as people. At least the birds can fly away. –Curt
It is awful. Birds get confused by the smoke though. I do think the fires are why there are so many exotic ducks on local lakes. They are flying in confusion and land on available water.
I really hadn’t thought about that, Cindy. They may have had to abandon some of their favorite lakes as well.
Wonderful avian shots, Cindy! 🙂
Honored, thank you.
Stunning! I just love every single post you publish! It’s heartbreaking to see all the destruction of the fires, but I’m also heartened to see that life does return to those areas, just like where you are.
What’s happening in your state is horrible – therefore even more reason to enjoy this post.
Awww, thank you!
Stunning! Really beautiful.
Very happy you enjoyed & thank you!
I am glad you are safe
Hugs to you Eunice <3
Stay safe we have much to be thankful for this year.
Beautiful scenery and wildlife. I certainly hope and pray that you’re not in the line of fire for these current flames. Stay safe.
Thank you Linda. My daughter and her newborn preemie twins are in the smoke affected area, but so far no fires at The Holler, although lots of dry tinder and no rain in sight here. Rain is forecast for NorCal on Tuesday night which will be a Godsend.
Sending prayers for your daughter and her twins. And I do hope that rain came. I haven’t been very good at keeping up lately. 🤗💕
The rain did come, cleaning the air and putting out the fires for new year! Thank you Linda & cheers my friend <3
Cindy are you ok where you are?
Yes we are. Thank you sweet friend. Although we are surrounded by many dead orchards, the effect of the seven year drought, with no rain forecasted. We are tinder waiting to burn. The temps are cool though and the santa ana winds have abated. SoCal is suffering from the drought, the animals, the trees and plants, it is heartbreaking to watch it dry up, Through most of my life, November was the time for the first heavy rains. Those days are no longer.
An osprey! I haven’t seen one of those extraordinary birds in ages. Fortunately bald eagles are also making a comeback in northeast Ohio, which is truly a blessing.
Ospreys are amazing aren’t they. I see them at the oddest moments, in the oddest places, where they sit solitary, allowing me to photograph their amazing visages. The last one I photographed, just like this one, stayed briefly, allowed some clicks. That was in the southern most reaches of it’s territory, in far southern South America. Birds are phenomenal. They leave us scratching our heads on the surface of this earth.
I was thinking it was time to look at your blog for a photo for the GreenFriends newsletter. I was riveted when I saw the big one of the bald eagle.You will see it soon! Thanks.
People like you, and so many other amazing, committed, nature loving bloggers, confirm my faith in humanity. Hugs to you my friend.
Picture me smiling. Thanks so much Cindy.
Thank you more <3
I hope you are safe and far from the fires. Beautiful photos Cindy, especially the osprey and eagle.
Ahh, thank you Alison, for caring. We are safe, for now. Which is basically all anyone ever is. It seems like for California, especially SoCal, it is just a matter of when. We were evacuated in 2007. It is worse now. Everything is dry tinder around us. Temps are dropping and Santa Ana winds are abating which is good. Now is the time we should be getting consequential rain. But we aren’t. Haven’t now for seven years. NoCal will be probably getting rain Tuesday night, maybe 5″. This will help a lot, except for everything, and everyone, who is already gone.
Praying for rain for you all . . . . .
great shots Cindy! I love Osprey but do not see them very often.Glad the Baldies are coming back!
It is still a major thrill to me every time I see one.
they do have a presence & I feel the same way!
I know you do. And I like you for it.
we are birds of a feather
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Hugs to you dear friend <3
As good as ever. Lots of beady eyes
Love those raptor eyes. They would look at us just the same if we were mice!
I’m glad you and family are safe Cindy, but sorry to hear the area in such a prolonged drought. Your photos and the holler are exquisite!
You are a thoughtful friend Brad. Thank you.
You’re most welcome Cindy.
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How lovely to see your lakes and birds and to know that you are safe. I wish rain for all of you.
Love to you Mandy & thank you <3
The Holler’s lakes and birds are lovely. Lovely photos. Glad to hear you are safe. We stand with you all in California’s great sadness and loss.
Such a thoughtful and sensitive comment. Thank you.
Gorgeous photos as always, Cindy. That Bald Eagle really stands out. What an stunningly beautiful creature! Truly majestic. Cheers!
It is such a pleasure to hear from you my friend and I hope all is well with you!
Stay safe my friend, and happy Holler Days to you and yours.
I actually saw a Toehee (type of larger sparrow) that I hadn’t seen or at least recognized before – last month.
We had an early snow, yep a record breaker before Thanksgiving. Wish I could’ve put some on the burning parts of your state.
I haven’t gotten any of my birds or squirrels to eat out of my hand yet. But at least they don’t seem to run as far when I come out to fill the feeder.
We have towhees. They come quite close and are fun to watch as they spend a lot of time on the ground pecking and scratching. Happy Thanksgiving dear Jules and be well my friend <3
GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS CINDY, CHINA
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Grazie mille <3
Really love your posts
Honored! Thank you.
Beautiful captures, Cindy! Yay, Osprey!! 🙂
Beautiful birds and how cool that the blackbirds will come so close. Hope your area remains fire-free now; California has faced so much devastation and it is heartbreaking.
It is heartbreaking on so many levels.
Sad about the fires you guys get. It never used to be like this, and I wonder if there isn’t some kind of preemptive forestry you can use. Wish we got more eagles in Boise. I see them about once per year, but we have ospreys every day.
Ospreys everyday is very nice!
California ! ! !!
I adore your bird photos! So incredible
Well I love you, and Lucy, and you new fur Lhasa, so we are even <3
Absolutely stunning, Cindy. Thank you!
Ahhh, thank you more.
Such beautiful birds and good to see some conservation success. There is certainly a worry for us about living in the woods but the fire plans often seem to not serve the interests of indigenous plants and habitats. Often difficult choices and my thoughts and prayers are with you all in California.
Thank you. Very thoughtful and appreciated.
Cindy, thank you for these beautiful photographs. And I have to ask–are you ok?
We are fine. Thank you Charles. Rain is coming to NoCal, lots of it. So the inferno will be extinguished, and only the irreplaceable loss will remain. The rain will even wash away the smoke, so my daughters newborn preemie twins who live there will be able to breathe easier. I live in SoCal, we will be brushed by the remnant spit of NoCal’s rain, barely a trace, not even close to enough to stop SoCal from drying and dying. If we don’t get substantial rain this season, it will be our eighth year of drought.
I am glad you are doing well, but I do grieve for the misfortune of so many in California.
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I love blogging because of the friends I make, friends like you Charles. Thank you.
You are welcome!
What lovely shots and the burned landscape is haunting…on our spring road trip up country here in British Columbia we noticed blackened hills from a devastating fire in 2003…my heart goes out to Paradise, California as we grapple with a new reality, fire season!
Yes, in SoCal now, fire season, is all season. Sad.
Superb images of the birds, but sad to see the Californian landscape burning on our ‘overseas’ TV news channel. At least you have some lakes for the birds to escape to in bad times.
Your area looks so dry even so.
I guess it’s all a reminder of our own bushfire season to come in a couple of months here in Australia.
Yes, Oz and Cali have lots of common. I was in Melbourne for the terrible fire. I remember the shelter in place people, and the rescued koalas with burned feet. Exotic birds are coming to The Holler lakes, escaping the fire and smoke I expect. Maybe they will make it permanent. Some of the lakes are clean and lovely.
Beautiful pics especially of the bald eagle. So sad about the fire they’ve had out there. I remember the bad ones that came too close to our mountain property when we had ours in Glacier View Meadows northwest of Fort Collins, Co. Takes many years to regain the beauty back & never comes back the same way again. Have a blessed & wonderful Thanksgiving Cindy. Hugs to you.
Happiest TG to you lovely lady. Looking forward to sharing the holidays with you <3
They look so regal as though they’re on the lookout, guarding the land. 🙂
Which is exactly what they are doing! Happy TG sweetie <3
🙂 <3 Happy Thanksgiving to you too Cindy .
Merci beaucoup mon ami <3
So happy to see the Bald Eagles back to the holler. xxx
They class up every place!
So beautiful pictures, but I am concerned about you. I hope there will be no new wildfires at your surroundings.
I very much appreciate your thoughtful concern. I am so lucky to have friends like you!
I hope you are safe!?
We are so far. Thank you for caring.
Enjoying these incredible images! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
So pleased you enjoyed and happiest Thanksgiving to you!
Liebe Cindy, nach meinem Herzinfarkt bin ich wieder da, heute nur soviel, wünsche uneingeschränkt möglichst beste Gesundheit oder möglichst beste Gesundung.
Es tut mir so leid, von Ihrem Herzinfarkt zu hören. Ich bin froh, dass Sie zu Hause sind und wünsche Ihnen viel Ruhe, Entspannung und Erholung. Meine Gedanken und Gebete sind bei dir. <3
Bald eagles never fail to capture me. They are so majestic!!!
Yes. I feel exactly the same every time I see one.
I saw, for the first time, a bald eagle in flight about an hour south of me a few weeks. Such a beautiful sight.
How wonderful! A Thanksgiving gift to you.
Ahhh, thank you. Beauty is everywhere.
The clarity to see beauty lies within our own hearts. All of your shares are ahh-some!
Awwwww-some of you to say! Thank you & cheers too~
As the poet Howard Nemerov said to one of my teacher friends who, trying to make polite conversation at parents night with the father of one of his students, asked if he lived in The Heights (A neighborhood around Washington U. called University Heights because it was on a hill)– Mr. Nemerov answered without missing a beat, “Yes, and sometimes in the depths.”
But I think you are most of the time in the heights, at least as far as natural beauty and neighborly creatures goes. Thanks for inviting us for this little visit. Wonderfull photographs. Majestic birds!
Thank you so very much more for Nemerov’s quote which is so freaking brilliant, and humble, at the same time. He lives in the heights, and the depths too. He “gets” life.
Reminds me of Irene Nemerovski.
I hadn’t known about Irene Nemerovski until now (just did a search). What a strong person. Talk about depths! I plan to read more about, and maybe by her.
Yet another giving of thanks! It just keeps on going, and giving.
It is very nice when gratitude flows through people being kind to each other.
beste Grüße für dich und danke für die guten Wünsche für meine Gesundheit.
Sei gut mein Freund!
Those birds all look like they mean business. So serious looking. We were too dry as well but finally, finally have rain. I’m worried about all of California too. There seems no relief in sight. It’s the animals that worry me most. It’s not like they can hit the highway to better grounds. Hope you had a wonderfilled Thanksgiving.
I so agree with you about the animals. It is very sad. Happy Holidays to you sweet friend <3
Fabulous gallery, once again, Cindy! Awesome captures, well done!! <3 🙂
Honored by your kindness. Cheers to you both <3
Stellar photography. Enjoy the weekend.
Thank you Mary Annie & cheers to you!
My pleasure and have a restful, relaxing weekend.
The Holler Birds are so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Visa versa 2U2X2! <3
Beautiful and wonderful homeland. So peaceful. Superb photos. Fires are certainly devastating but I’m glad the environment responds positively. My prayers go out to the people of California. I hope and pray the fires subside now and that the mudslides do not present further complications.
Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful wishes and all the best to you!
Thank you – all the best to you as well.
Breath taking shots. ☺ Good day.
Thank you and happy weekend!
Beautiful wildlife Cindy. I was born in LA and lived there for 23 years. I don’t ever remember it being so dry. Here’s hoping you get the needed rain very soon.
SoCal will be affected by what happens to her.
As she always has, over time.
I just live.
While I can.
Thank you Michele.
That eagle photo!! Magnificent! And the countryside all around looks beautiful– a lot more green than where we are his week up in Ojai– similar terrain, but a lot less green. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Cindy. xox
You are in Ojai!
I think, sometimes, of moving there.
I know the love you generate, will keep coming back to you, as it should.
You make me feel, like people are right in the world.
Love to you Rhonda.
HI Cindy– so kind and encouraging. We love Ojai– So close to the coast, but it seems a world away nestled in that little valley. Our son & family live there, so we are up pretty often. When the light comes across the hills in the the late afternoon, it’s magical! take care friend! xo
Yes it is magical and I know just what you mean.
genieße den Sonntag, auch wenn das Wetter nicht so toll ist.
Wir hatten nicht viel Regen, aber einige, was bemerkenswert ist.
So wonderful to see these exquisite photos, Cindy. There’s a theme of healing here with the fire recovery as well as the eagle recovery. I am happy to know your bald eagle population are increasing. Love the ring-necked ducks in the dazzling water photos. And wow–that close-up of the bald eagle is stunning.
Gorgeous images, Cindy. I hope the fires are out and your beautiful state can begin recovering. What a tragedy…all that destruction.
Lovely pictures, Cindy. Thanks for sharing the story of regrowth – a theme that is encouraging after the loss of so much in the wildfires.
It is indeed. The destruction of fire creates rich soil that nurtures new seedlings.
Nature’s recovery is amazing isn’t it, how much man intervention was there in the regrowth, was there a lot of planting?
There was no replanting in the extensive burned areas around where we live. Mother Nature is doing it all herself. Pine cones split and are often activated by fire. Even acorns, if they don’t get too charred, will sprout and root. The ash makes the soil nutrient rich. All the seedlings need is rain, which is in the forecast for Thursday! Hooray!
These images are stunning. This was a pleasure to read and admire
Ahhhh, your lovely comment was a honor to read!
Just been writing about bald eagles, Cindy. If I lived where they live, I wouldn’t be able to get enough of them. We get a single vagrant every 3 or 4 years (not the same one!).
Bonjour BELLE JEUNE FILLE
je regarde le ciel et je pense
je m’évade et m’envole dans le plus grand silence
voir un monde meilleur
Je rêve, je m’imagine que le bonheur est
sans challenge,ni concurrence,ni vainqueur,ni vaincu
Voir tout le monde avec le sourire
Regarder les enfants , courir , sauter , s’amuser ,
en cette période de Noel tout est beau
Aimer toujours aimer quoi de plus beau
sans le dire on peut le montrer , quel joli cadeau
Je passe te souhaiter une bonne de journée ou soirée
Gros bisous . Bernard
All gorgeous and full of life! We watched in horror for weeks about the fires consuming California. My heart aches for those in the path of the beast. It’s awesome that you have some lakes and ponds in the Holler where wide life can find refuge. We must do better to help this poor planet survive. xk
We must do better indeed. It is a horrible to watch our planet and her creatures be abused and neglected. I share your concerns and appreciate your caring. Be well my friend <3
Bonjour ou bonsoir mon Amie CINDY
Un petit mot de tous les jours
Ça va, merci!!
C’est une marque de confiance , que je t’adresse
Avec du soleil en abondance ou une nuit remplit de sommeil
Ces petits gestes viennent du cœur
Je te fais aussi un clin d’œil que je puisse te faire sourire
C’est une bonne recette du bonheur
Gros bisous Bernard
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard & Joyeux Noël!
What a tragedy. All those homes and habitats. You have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife. How wonderful for you and for those of us who get to see your pictures.
Awwww, sweet friend! Happiest New Year! ❤ 🕛
Love from India!! Adorable glimpse of california’s fauna. Keep posting more 🙂
Love back to you & thank you <3
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