Month: January 2020

Mother and Child

Well, they make a lot of noise, and they poo everywhere.   But pigeons are actually kind of colorful and cute.   With distinctive red eyes.     Turns out they are rather unique among birds, in that they produce “milk” to feed their young.  The “milk” is not produced in mammary glands, so it is not really milk.  It is produced in the … Read More Mother and Child

The Golden Hour? More like The (18%) Gray Hour.

It’s not always golden in western NY on a winter morning. Sometimes it’s just plain dull.         Oh, it started off all right.  Just a little gray with a hint of sunrise.               In fact, only two days ago temperatures were in the 60s, fooling this great blue heron into thinking it was a lovely … Read More The Golden Hour? More like The (18%) Gray Hour.

Splish-Splash, They Was Taking A Bath

All upon a Saturday night, woo!     A little splishin’ and a splashin’ (one time), movin’ and a-groovin’ (ooo-wee!), reelin’ with the feelin’, dryin’ and a-preenin’ down at the marsh.     Gonna put their dancing shoes on and join Bobby Darin at the party!  

Lake Effect Snow

You have to see it to believe it.   Lake effect occurs when cold winds blow across an expanse of (relatively) warm(er) water.  That’s what caused Snovember 2014 in Buffalo, where the last remnants of that infamous storm coming  off Lake Erie did not melt until the following July. I watched this one being pushed over Lake Ontario by the prevailing westerly winds and … Read More Lake Effect Snow

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