Trains

I have always loved trains. Not in the ‘I must have toy trains’ kind of way, but in the love and awe over this large machine that went so fast. I see that same love in my son’s eyes today. On our little travels across the state of New Mexico, we always managed to see at least one train. Sometimes, multiple trains and the wonderment or excitement never faded. Every time, someone would announce the sighting of a train and we’d look out our car windows with ridiculously huge smiles on our faces. Seeing the trains always made every drive way more fun!!

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Roseate Spoonbill

As a child growing up on the Florida gulf coast, seeing different birds on a daily basis was quite normal; all different colors, sizes, and shapes. I remember many times fishing with my family, enjoying the outdoors and watching the birds wading in and out of the water for food. The roseate spoonbill was always one of my favorites. Like the American Flamingo, they get their pink color from their diet. This particular bird was not camera shy and allowed me to get up quite close to just sit, watch, and snap away.

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