The birds are still here. And they are at Huntley Meadows. Just look for bushes laden with berries. Or seed bearing pods.
And with autumn in the air, in the leaves, in the sky (the sun angle is far from its summer heights), the birds remind us that season after season, life is everywhere. And beautiful to behold. In all its forms.
I was browsing through my computer in search of pictures I can use for a new blog posting. I noticed a folder that hasn’t been opened in a year. A year old, untouched, pictures unprocessed – what was inside the folder? A quick glance reminded me that I was at Huntley Meadows that August day. In search of birds (probably hummingbirds). I vaguely remember that after a few hours of August humidity and heat, I went home. I copied the pictures to my hard drive and did nothing else with them. Until today.
Browsing through the photographs, I see pictures of hummingbirds. And dragonflies, butterflies, herons and goldfinches. Remember the end of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, when the Ark of the Covenant is placed in a crate and stored in what seems like a never ending warehouse of similar looking crates? Well, that crate among crates seems like an apt metaphor for all the folders sitting inside my computer. They all look the same, but they are all different. I am not claiming to have found the Ark, but I did find some interesting pictures.