Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Look. There's a rhythmic ceremonial ritual coming up."

A Palm Warbler takes in the sun on Georgia's bird-filled Jekyll Island.

Doom. That's a word you here tossed around a lot these days, in all manner of places. Environmentalists know that this is what we are all in for if climate change continues unchecked. Haiti is in the thick of it right now. The Christian Right seems to think that any behavior not specifically sanctioned in their little book will doom all of mankind. People are even whispering about it quiet Humboldt County, which recently experienced a pretty big earthquake, although (thankfully) not as much now since the malaise in Haiti set in. All in all, it seems to be a grim situation.

Fortunately, my personal levels of foreboding are not up to a global scale...I am mainly obsessing over the facts that EDD has still not sent me an unemployment check (I started this whole process over a month ago...take warning) and that it is supposed to rain steadily for the next week. So basically, I am doomed to stay indoors and wait for the could be worse, but it could be far better.

A Long-billed Dowitcher gets wet at the Salton Sea.

Thankfully, I can occupy myself with applying for summer jobs, of which many are available. I am shooting high (Alaska), but I'm sure wherever I end up will be interesting. I'm really looking forward to living in Arizona for a bit and (gasp) starting work again....unemployment can get tiresome when (A) your friends have full time jobs and (B) you don't feel like spending money like there's no tomorrow.....because despite what the fear-mongers say, there will be a tomorrow....for good or ill.

Besides, life is just better when you can find Black-capped Gnatcatchers in your driveway, am I right? Of course I am.

American White Pelicans don't seem to get enough credit for being completely awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. it is that time for field season apps, eh? Nice shots!