My first visit to the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum in the last century provided what for me was an exciting opportunity to see the model of the Enterprise used in filming Star Trek: The Original Series that ran on television in the 1960s. At the time I was rather disappointed over how the model was displayed, sort of as an afterthought, out of reach overhead in a hallway leading to a larger exhibit space. And the light was not […]
The B/W archive coughed up this negative with a wonderful detail of the exterior artwork on the tunnel of terror ride at the St. Helen Catholic Church’s Harvest Festival from sometime in the last century in Vero Beach, Florida. The horror was precipitated by a rickety little car on rails jolting through a dark trailer while encountering a mixture of mostly cliche, but immeasurably fun, scary props. After all these years, my regret is that I did not take a […]
Roseate Spoonbills at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge protect themselves from a cold wind in the lee of the mangroves in this mosquito impoundment. These Spoonbills and White Ibis brace against the brisk wind blowing across the mosquito impoundment far from any shelter. Note the unconventional seagull taking the full force of the wind on its side.
A combination of the weather and a rich foraging environment in a mosquito impoundment led to the discovery of this large flock of birds at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. A cold front moving through the area brought a brisk, chill wind gusting from the north that the birds found protection from by hugging the northern shoreline for the windbreak the mangroves provided. Besides the wind and cold temperature, the birds — and photographer — had to contend with a […]