Monday, August 30, 2010

Grace in the end...

Even in the smallest of places, there is conflict - who gets to exist, who gets to expand, who becomes lost over time...

and yet eventually the days end for all, time is always the champion, always the victor...

But even so, sometimes grace holds meaning in the end...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Juveniles growing up...

The juvenile eagles are starting to develop more complex behavior - learning how to get another eagle to drop a fish, leave a prime rock and so on... This is probably good since as the fall comes, the adults migrate in and the competition for food starts to get serious.  (bigger)

The posturing is also improving, but the other birds (mostly vultures) don't seem to take them seriously yet... At times I think the vultures like to taunt the young eagles.... (bigger)

It's interesting watching them grow up a bit, thinking they are tougher than they are, thinking that they rule the world, thinking they are invincible... completely unaware that in a few months they will be at the bottom of the social order and hungry more often than not... (bigger)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oppressive and uncomfortable...

In the summer here the heat and the fog create a constantly wet - sticky - overpowered and uncomfortable feeling where it's hard to feel connected to the world... (bigger)


To be overpowered on a small scale is in a way to be bathed in light for the rest of the world to see... (bigger)


Even the normal bees seem to leave the flowers for the strange little wasps... (bigger)





Even as the sun rises there is little hope for change as water just doesn't want to leave the air... (bigger)

And yet if one is under the fog as it lifts, there are little moments of tempered clarity to be found... (bigger)