Killdeer at Illinois Beach State Park

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart The dress is white and gold. Or at least, I was pretty sure of it.  Last night my son and I were bantering about the silly things we find online, and that dress was one of the things we were chuckling about.  He brought up the image, and it was clearly white and gold. Continue reading “Killdeer at Illinois Beach State Park”

Redtail Hunting

http://www.zhibit.org/melissabluefineart Do you remember the first time you encountered a hawk?  I do.  DDT had just about wiped out our birds of prey so the world I emerged into was quieter than it should have been.  My family and I moved to a rural corner of northern Illinois in 1974.  On the one hand, itContinue reading “Redtail Hunting”

Come Fly With Me

Soaring Pelican http://www.melissabluefineartandgardendesign.com      Pelicans have always owned a place in my heart.  Perhaps it is how unlikely they look, or the fact that they hang out in my favorite places.  For all that I love them, though, I never thought of them as graceful until one golden afternoon in Carmel by the Sea.Continue reading “Come Fly With Me”

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