"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Cygnets, Blue Dragonfly,Roses, Goats and a Sad Postscript...

Two days after I photographed the Cygnets, I learned they had *mysteriously disappeared*....both of them.   I don't know if they were taken by Raccoons or by *Human Cretins*.. both are possibilities.  I worry about Blanche and Blue Boy...because as those of you who care deeply about animals know, they are subject to depression...just like us.

True Harbingers of Spring...against all odds, Blanche and Blue Boy had two Cygnets.  (Their *Caretakers* removed/destroyed four eggs and replaced them with fake ones...BUT, Blanche fooled these Cretins and laid two more!)

Enroute to *My* Swans, I encountered the Ecological Lawnmowers again atop the Lyon Street Steps!

Also saw (and finally photographed after YEARS of trying)...a Blue Dragonfly!

Make a Wish....or three!

May is coming along beautifully!    I hope it is for all of you too!


♥ Robin ♥

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Now is the Month of Maying...Part II

Sunset on May 14th....colours unenhanced..

La Bella Luna in all her golden glory!

Ah...  Springtime!

First Hummingbird Photo of the Year!
  You must look closely...




Having their first Cheerios!

A *first encounter* for me...  walking around Stowe Lake, I heard (what I thought) was an animal in pain..so, I climbed through the bushes....only to encounter two Bullfrogs.....*courting*...  I never knew we had Bullfrogs in Stowe Lake!

The Current Exhibit at the Hall of Flowers!  (Poisonous Plants! )

Mr. Egret Struts his Stuff!  (He just lunched on a Fish..)

Cactus Blooming in GG Park!

Mr. Snout-Nose Turtle at the Palace of Fine Arts! I have ONLY seen him once before when it was quite hot out...this past week, San Francisco has been in the 90's...yes, really!

Hmmmm..you can't tell him apart from Mr. Snout-Nosed Turtle in Stowe Lake?  Really?

That's all my news...  I continue to heal and move forward with my life!  I hope you do too!


♥ Robin ♥

Friday, May 9, 2014

Now is the Month of *Maying*...

I don't know if many (or any) of you remember that old song...  but it bounds into my head every May..

Our weather had been a mixed bag...we even had Rain last night....a lot of Cold WIND (which I dislike)... but the Sun shines most days...so I am grateful for that.

Here are some lovely Spring photos for you....

My first Hummer Photo of 2014!

California Poppies in all their Golden Glory!

 Happy May!


♥ Robin ♥