Tag Archive: nature

Between Yelapas

It was on the beautiful beach of Yelapa where I caused bad luck to crash down on me the moment I uttered the words to Christina. It was my first time in the… Continue reading

My first pelagic trip

All I could envision was my body flung over the side of a fishing vessel, throwing up into the water as we bobbed up and down in the ocean. I had read all… Continue reading

Silicon Valley Birding: Rancho San Antonio Park

  “I’m sad,” I said to Steve. “Why?” he asked. “Because I lived here and never knew to look for birds.” This was Day 2 of our trip to the Bay Area, where… Continue reading

Silicon Valley Birding: Shoreline Park

It’s the thing I’ve always wanted to do: Drag my husband back to the place where I spent my twenties and, while holding his hand, lead him around to all my old stomping… Continue reading

Fallout. A birding Nirvana.

This guest post is written by my husband, Steve Hannington. As a young birder growing up in Toronto, Ontario I fondly remember many spring migrations when the woods, the fields and the shoreline… Continue reading

Bird photography lessons at Brazos Bend

“It’s like going to the gym. You gotta do it and put in the work.” That was Andrew, our instructor explaining to our class of five that if we’re going to get good… Continue reading

Unprepared at Lost Maples

  I’ll be honest. We were not exactly prepared for this trip. Mostly it was because we don’t really know the Texas Hill Country area very well. We had been to parts of… Continue reading

In plain sight

There are two important pieces of advice in today’s post: Always take your camera with you. Save room for pie. El Tuito, Mexico is a typical small Mexican town with a main square… Continue reading

Shhh…don’t tell anyone about this place.

It’s settled. Cancel any other travel plans you might have because I discovered the most relaxing, birdiest place where you could stay. Seriously. Dump your other plans and listen to what I’m about… Continue reading

Night of the Iguana

Back in the late 1990s I was obsessed with Tennessee Williams plays. I found them smoldering ¬†and Williams’ words were a dance around the real issues that everyone seemed afraid to talk about–not… Continue reading