This photo essay uses images from the photography section under the "Sierras" album. The music is by John Barry from the motion picture "Dances With Wolves."
If you're on a long, time-dragging flight and listening to music on your iPod, your eyes might wander. Wander several rows ahead and across the aisle and across the woman's shoulder there who was reading. She was reading carefully and turning pages slowly and deliberately, I saw. I also saw that the reading material was one of those magazines that present themselves to you as you stand in the supermarket checkout line.
I have observed life and sometimes death around the bird feeders in our back yard. I have seen how different birds have different ways of coping with the threats they face. I will use three examples.