Today people will head to big retailers and come out of stores with their mass-manufactured stuff hundreds/thousands of dollars poorer and a wasted holiday later. And somehow they really believe they’re the ones that are winning. Buying into the ever-worsening Black Friday hysteria in America is like having a parasite digest you alive while you tell yourself how great it is.
I found beautiful early fall scenes on this day at Taylor’s Island, Maryland, when the first birds were heading south for the winter. And then with just a bit of artistic wizardry, I pretended summer wasn’t fading.
Common milkweed: the beautiful tiny creature superhighway. I can’t believe I put away and forgot about this photo since August, but at the time I was more excited about a photo of a hummingbird about to stab a butterfly in the back for getting to the milkweed before her.
There are so many things to love about birds, but first and foremost for me they symbolize freedom. I adore wild, crazy, free seagulls with their complete lack of any kind of manners. (Laughing gull, Taylor’s Island, Maryland)