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About redcontroversy

I'm a stargazing,skywatching,storm loving, sungazing addict. Environmentalist, political blogger, professional photographer, writer, artist...my favourite quote is: "If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive". ~ Eleonora Duse ~ ...my soul is definitely alive.

THE EAGLE AND I

Landing on a crag on a distant tree. This serene and fair forest calls me at the break of day. I look for him at morning before he passes beyond the sun and Heaven’s light. Life so far doesn’t have … Continue reading

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I FOUND IT

I looked up and felt my lungs inflate with the wonder and salt air all around me. From a distance a swan seemed to glide out of the fog bank letting me know it’s arrival by a series of honks … Continue reading

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CHASING RED TAILED HAWKS

With all the madness in the world right now a walk in nature keeps me grounded and feeling at peace. I have been chasing hawks all week… the lighting has been terrible, nature just has not cooperated with me but … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

“There are things you can’t reach. ButYou can reach out to them, and all day long. The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of god. And it can keep you busy as anything else, and happier. I look; morning … Continue reading

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MY MORNING RAMBLE

I often think of Mary Oliver’s poems when I head to the woods. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. “Ordinarily, I go to the … Continue reading

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WALKING WITH QUAIL

Just before sunset birds are settling down for the night doing their final grooming and parent birds are rushing to get their babies home. I spotted a lovely family of quail tonight doing just that.. Heading home… Guarding the family… … Continue reading

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FLYING WITH HERONS

There’s hardly a day that goes by that I don’t have a significant encounter with a bird of some species. When nature and synchronicity come into play I always pay attention. Whether it means sketching, photographing or simply stopping and … Continue reading

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A GLIMPSE OF HAPPINESS

The magic always begins slowly.. I stop and listen to the chorus of birds just before dusk, their last call to each other before the sun goes down. The perfume of wild mint and dill float in the air and … Continue reading

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OSPREYS ARE UNIQUE RAPTORS

Taking a walk along the ocean this morning and it was thrilling to watch this Osprey diving for its breakfast. I am always amazed how powerful their dives are plunging themselves into the water and always coming up with a … Continue reading

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POWER OF WINGBEATS

    Last night I dreamt of swallows a flock of them trying to get in by the window.   They were blue and black. Spiritually they represent a new life and good luck. Freud believed a swallow was connected … Continue reading

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