Nature Dreamer

My random thoughts about nature and my life in it.

A few more birds…. May 28, 2013

Saturday we took a drive out to a federal wildlife sanctuary where I got to experience some wonderful birding variety….

While out enjoying some amazing clouds and beautiful views of green grass fields, I ran across a few birds I had not seen ( or heard) in a while. As an birder knows, there is something so magical about stumbling across a bird you have haven’t seen in a while and the thrill you get when seeing( or hearing it!). Here are a sampling of what I saw and heard…..

Ring-necked Pheasant

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Ring-necked_Pheasant/id

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Common Yellowthroat

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American Bittern

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Red-winged Blackbird

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-winged_Blackbird/id

Red-Winged Blackbird (Male), Colony Farm Regio...

Red-Winged Blackbird (Male), Colony Farm Regional Park, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

A different knowhow May 17, 2013

Filed under: forest,Nature — naturedreamer @ 4:05 am

A different knowhow. Great poem to really have you think about nature and how we live our lives.

 

Gravity’s ghostly grayscale grip May 5, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturedreamer @ 5:16 pm

Love this poem and photo from my husbands collection. 😀

The ancient eavesdropper

Gravity's ghostly, greyscale grip

All is ghostly, crooked, silenced
at the mercy of nature’s influence –
her uncontrollable gravity grips
pine needle, sap, cone and
rolling mountain
in one infinite foothold.

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Vatican uncovers first known depiction of Native Americans

Filed under: Uncategorized — naturedreamer @ 5:14 pm

Very interesting!

Bryan Patterson's Faithworks

RNS-VATICAN-NATIVE

The first European renditions of Native Americans, made shortly after Christopher Columbus returned from a first trip to the Americas, may have been discovered under layers of dust on a neglected fresco at the Vatican.

Preservationists working on a Renaissance fresco in the Vatican have uncovered what experts believe is the first European representation of Native Americans, from 1494.

Writing in the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, the director of the Vatican Museum, Antonio Paolucci, said the previously unnoticed detail was discovered in a Resurrection scene painted by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio.

Covered by centuries of soot, the restoration of the painting revealed a small depiction of naked men with feathered headdresses who appear to be dancing. A man on horseback is also visible.

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/05/02/vatican-uncovers-first-known-depiction-of-native-americans/

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