|Leftover fall foliage, Bluebonnet Swamp, 1/25/13|
|Dried grass, Bluebonnet Swamp, 1/23/13|
|Unknown blooms, Tickfaw State Park, 1/26/13|
|Glistening pine needles, Tickfaw State Park, 1/26/13|
|Calliope Hummingbird, Bluebonnet Swamp, 2/2/13|
I've been waiting to get a clearer shot, but I've not seen him since and may not again. Sigh.
|View of eagles' nest from atop the levee. Notice the red barge floating behind the trees. 2/2/13|
|Northern Cardinal, Bluebonnet Swamp, 2/5/13|
|Wildflowers among the cypress, Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, 1/27/13|
|Wildflowers, Bluebonnet Swamp, 2/1/13|
|American Goldfinch, Bluebonnet Swamp, 1/25/13|
|Purple Finch (immature or female), Bluebonnet Swamp, 1/25/13|
On another note (but still somewhat in the fauna category), I'd like to wish my little Sparky a happy birthday. Ten years ago today he was presented as a lost stray at the emergency vet clinic while I was working there. We immediately locked eyes, then souls, and have been connected ever since. He's about 11 or 12 now and the effects of old age are starting to slow him down. Spark Plug, I love you. You're my sweet little monkey and always will be.