Monday, March 31, 2014

A Painted Day

Be happy in the moment, that's enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. 
-Mother Teresa

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Marine Aircraft Group 16 - Osprey in Machine Form

With Pride and Congratulations, I present the Appointment Ceremony of Sergeant Major Patrick M. Tracy in San Diego, California.

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band

The Passing of the Sword signifies a transfer of leadership and carries great prestige.

Pass in Review

Sergeant Major Patrick M. Tracy takes command.

I believe I could fly an osprey . . . .

Hurrah for you, Patrick!  I felt honored to attend the festivities.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Harriette and Fuzzlings

Harriette proudly announces her nest is full.
Now Harriette needs to keep her energy going as she collects nectar, pollen and insects in her crop. She regurgitates the slurry into the mouths of the nestlings every 20 minutes. The nestlings need a source of protein (insects) to develop properly.

Notice the pinfeathers sprouting.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Harriette and Hatchlings

One baby nestles. Check the beak pushing end of egg.  
Second is ready to pip. Egg is the size of a jelly bean.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Delights

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' - Robin Williams

Behold my friends, the spring is come; the earth has received the embraces of the sun, and we see the results of their love.  
- Sitting Bull