Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Art on the Noyo River
It's been a couple of really busy days, and I have not had a chance to fill you in yet, but tonight I will sit down and recap. For right now I just had to share with you a couple of beautiful images from the Noyo River where I celebrated the Inauguration yesterday afternoon in good (and beautiful) company of some very special birds!! I spotted a Green Teal duck quietly swimming along the shore, and a beautiful Harlequin Duck had joined the Bufflehead - suddenly I saw the rust-red flash of his side, and quickly and quietly got my camera in position - he obliged by giving me the opportunity for a few good shots. Even the Kingfisher was more cooperative, and I managed to get close enough to get a decent photo of him.
The morning had been spent watching the Inauguration at the Mendocino High School - a very fitting place I think, and great to see the young people being so involved and excited! A very good sign to see the youth fired up and excited about their country - as one girl said to me: "I am so excited that now it is Okay to be patriotic and proud to be an American and wave our flag - for so long it felt like it was something I had to be ashamed of!" Out of the mouthes of babes! It gave me goose bumps to hear a teenage girl say that!