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Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Gary Cole, Goodbye.

Gary and Don waiting at Blind Pass for the green flash.



 Diane and Gary






Blind Pass sunset, Goodbye Gary.
Gary Cole, our good friend, passed away Monday, Feb. 3rd at his home in Illinois. Gary was generous and funny and passionate about bird photography, native plants, prairie restoration, conservation and of course, his grandkids! He was my photography buddy on Sanibel and we had many wonderful times with he and his wife, Diane Elizabeth Bell Cole there. Gary led many plant walks on Sanibel for the Weeds and Seeds group. Here are some of his bird photographs he last posted on his facebook page. He was sometimes shy about showing his photos, but I don't think he would mind me posting these. Gary was one of the good guys. We will miss him very much. In my photo of he and Don and the sunset they are waiting at Blind Pass for the Green Flash. My heart goes out to Diane and her family. Love you Gary, goodbye.



Monday, February 03, 2020

Bluebird Happiness!


Bluebird time! Yesterday our pair of Eastern Bluebirds were checking out their nesting box, going in and out, thinking about the upcoming breeding season. Happiness is bluebirds!

Sunday, February 02, 2020

Happy Groundhog Day! Early Spring Predicted!


Happy Groundhog Day! It's official, Punxsutawney Phil, the famous predicting groundhog, did not see his shadow so we will have an early spring. Where I am in eastern MA it is overcast so any groundhog who emerged would not see it's shadow, however all groundhogs here are still hibernating in their burrows despite the spring-like weather here (no snow on ground, mild temps). What's the weather where you are?
https://weather.com/…/2020-01-30-groundhog-day-punxsutawney…