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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

NATURE ~ Animals ~ Birds


All photos have copyright by © Joy Krauthammer.
Permission needed to use by Joy Krauthammer. 

Enjoy more ANIMALS:
http://joys-photos.blogspot.com/2011/02/costa-rica-collages-by-joy-krauthammer.html

New photos are scattered amongst older similar animal themed photos, i.e. ducks with swans.


"HOW" you ask, do I find these creatures? 
Because I enjoy them so much with so much pleasure: with determination, perseverance, patience, intrigue, desire, and wearing sneakers, I find them. Long skirt and dress shoes don't work well. Exploring alone, I heard a rooster crow while on the 3,000 acre Brandeis hilly property and followed the infrequent sound (as I do for the loud peacocks). There are no direct dirt paths, and there are blockages with fields of endless high grasses (and I've seen a rattler and fox on the ground), fences of all kinds, gates, low dry river beds and distant cross overs, and scattered barns, farm equipment, and horses to pass beyond.

FOUND the poultry behind wire fences. With camera, I got low down on the ground and waited. (Blue jeans are helpful.) These feathery guys do not sit still, and certainly not where I am staked out. Same with the jumping, climbing goats and they like to grab at your camera. Cows don't move as fast, but horses do and come too close. Cows and horses may oblige and look in your direction if you 'neigh' and 'moo'. Goat talk is not as easy. Thanks for asking. - Joy 2.25.2015

Birds are mostly in my garden sitting on fence, bushes, antenna. Love the doves, mockingbirds and hummers that loved top of my fig tree over the years, but most very sadly died in the Porter Ranch Gas Leak blowout 2015-2016. The hawks are here. -Joy 11.2016


My Favorite
Mom and Baby

Mango Monkey, Costa Rica
Only golden colored money in Central America
baby, ten days old, March 2012
 © Joy Krauthammer




Not wildlife but the animals are beautiful. 
© Joy Krauthammer  10.2016
Dama Gazelle
DC
© Joy Krauthammer 

Scimitar horned oryx
DC
© Joy Krauthammer 


Scimitar horned Oryx and Dama Gazelle
© Joy Krauthammer 


Scimitar horned oryx
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cheetah 
DC
© Joy Krauthammer 


Elephant DC
© Joy Krauthammer 


elephant
head to tail  :)
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red River Hog
DC
© Joy Krauthammer 


Vulture-free flying
© Joy Krauthammer 


Palm Dates and Hungry Squirrel
© Joy Krauthammer  7.10.2015


Costa Rica frog
seen only at night with my flashlight
© Joy Krauthammer 

Rooster Marty, 
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, MD
© Joy Krauthammer 





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Coyote
Garden of Joy
(Wish the coyote would catch the gopher.)
© Joy Krauthammer  6.3.2015


Gopher
very bad in my Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   8.6.2017


Gopher
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   8.6.2017


Goat
Pearlstone, Maryland
© Joy Krauthammer  8.12. 2017


Joy talking to goat she saved from outside the fence
Elat Chayyim, Isabella Freedman Center, Conn
.
Ferdinand, white goat
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, Maryland

© Joy Krauthammer 
Craker Jack, goat
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

© Joy Krauthammer 



Goat
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 1.25.2015


Goats
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sheep, Lola 3 legs, 
Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary
© Joy Krauthammer 


 Horse 
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horse 
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horses 
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horses 
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horses
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Horse
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  2014


Horse
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  2014


Costa Rica Oxen
from bus window
© Joy Krauthammer


Camel, Israel
© Joy Krauthammer


Bison I
Catalina Island 
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Catalina Island Bison  II
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Catalina Island Fox
© Joy Krauthammer   7.1.2014


Karen's Cat
© Joy Krauthammer  3.22.2017


The Many Faces of CATY aka BonBon aka Sparkles


Edith and Caty
© Joy Krauthammer  3.3.2016


Caty, newly shorn
© Joy Krauthammer  10.1.2017



Caty After Cut
August 2016
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cat Face
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cat Feet
© Joy Krauthammer 


Cat Eye
Caty aka Sparkles nee Bon Bon
© Joy Krauthammer 4.2014


Caty aka Sparkles
© Joy Krauthammer   5.2014


Caty aka Sparkles or Bon Bon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Caty aka Sparkles or Bon Bon
© Joy Krauthammer 7.20.2015

Week Later
Caty aka Sparkles or Bon Bon With Summer Hair Cut
© Joy Krauthammer 7.26.2015
"Joy, you take the best photos of that little beast!" -  Ashley


Caty 
© Joy Krauthammer  6.20.2017



Stray Kitty
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer   12.30.2015


Cat, Albuequerque, NM
© Joy Krauthammer  6.2017


Venice Cat
© Joy Krauthammer 



Dog in Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico
 © Joy Krauthammer 



Sumo, Valley, CA
© Joy Krauthammer   9.18.2014





Bunny eye and ear shot for 52 Frames "Body Parts"
I think bunny ear is from other Bunny in my garden.


Backyard Bunny  4.2014
© Joy Krauthammer


Backyard Bunny  2.2014
© Joy Krauthammer  

Backyard Bunny  4.2014
© Joy Krauthammer  





Bird on Pyracantha
© Joy Krauthammer  3.13.2017


Tree Birds
© Joy Krauthammer   2.19.2017


White Crowned Sparrow, winter migrant.
© Joy Krauthammer  11.4.2016


Bird on Pyracantha after rain
© Joy Krauthammer   2.18.2017


Bird on Pyracantha after rain
© Joy Krauthammer   2.18.2017



House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) on Slope Fig Tree after Rain
© Joy Krauthammer   2.18.2017


Baby Mockingbird
© Joy Krauthammer   2.25.2017


Mockingbird
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.4.2016


Birds on Distant Pine Tree
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  9.2016


Birds on Distant Pine Tree
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  9.2016


Amazed this little yellow belly bird was inches outside my window pecking at yellow canna lily.
Saw yellow birds a few times this week in Garden of Joy.
© Joy Krauthammer 7.30.2015  7:07am


Baby Bird Atop Top of Fig Tree
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  7.20.2015


Ventura Beach
© Joy Krauthammer   12.23.2014


Hawk 
Garden of Joy from across Street
© Joy Krauthammer 


Red-tailed Hawk
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.18.2015


Hawk, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  8.18.2017



Hawk, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   8.18.2017


Hawk
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.9.2016


Crow
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.11.2017



black bird, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   12.23.2014


Brewer's Black-bird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
 Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Brewer's Black-bird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
 Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Bird on Water Tank
Pierce C C
© Joy Krauthammer  10.21.2014


Barn swallows in Stairwell
U. of New Mexico
© Joy Krauthammer  2007



Doves
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   9.10.2016


Dove, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  8.17.2017

Dove, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  8.17.2017


Dove, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  8.17.2017


Dove
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   7.2016


Doves Nesting in Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2011


Dove
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Dove
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Dove
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  4.10.2016



Doves Silhouette
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Doves Silhouette
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Birds on Wires
 © Joy Krauthammer  11.2016


Birds on Wires
 © Joy Krauthammer  11.2016
Balboa & Vanowen


Birds on Wires
 © Joy Krauthammer  11.2016
Beth Shir Shalom



Doves
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Doves
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Doves Silhouette
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Bird Profile
Garden of Joy
 © Joy Krauthammer


Rainbow Bird
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Hummingbird
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer  3.8.2017


Hummingbird
Garden of Joy 2.26.2017
© Joy Krauthammer 


Hummingbird
Garden of Joy 2.26.2017
© Joy Krauthammer 


Sunrise Hummingbird and Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.19.13


Sunrise Hummingbird and Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   1.20.2014


Sunrise Hummingbird and Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   2.7.2014


Sunrise Hummingbird and Fig
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.7.2014


Sunrise Hummingbird
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   1.22.2014


Anna's Hummer
© Joy Krauthammer 4.2015






Bird on Porch Planter
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  7.29.2015


Sunrise Mockingbird Silhouette
at top of Pyracantha bush
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   1.22.2014

I think this picture looks like a poem. 
With each "gnarl", on the 'long fingers' there was a fig!
(I just gave away rooted and barren fig branches.)

Within minutes the two birds present switched positions. 
Mockingbird flew off to very top of adjacent Fig tree, and Hummingbird flew to top of prickly pyracantha bush with orange berries.

Last year for months the two birds had their positions, with hummer always on her perch at tippy top of fig. She sits a long time, unusual.
But then, if she was in the big bush, I didn't see the tiny bird.

So far this winter, Mockingbird's song is not such a symphony as last couple years. I sing out to encourage the birds.   :)  - Joy Krauthammer  1.22.14


Ms. Mockingbird Sings to Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.2014


Ms. Mockingbird Enjoys Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.25.2015


Ms. Mockingbird Enjoys Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.25.2015



Ms. Mockingbird 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  11.26.2015
Thanksgiving Day

Ms. Mockingbird 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.30.2016

Ms. Mockingbird 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.7.2016


Ms. Mockingbird on Fig tree
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.9.2016


Ms. Mockingbird 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.7.2016

Phoebe Bird on Fence
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  1.15.2016

Bird on Fence
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ms. Mockingbird Sings to Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.5.2015


Mockingbird in Garden of Joy
heard singing in  http://youtu.be/fFSnnHC2_7M
 © Joy Krauthammer 

Song Bird Greets Sunrise  
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2.14
"Happy are they that dwell in Your house,  they are ever praising Thee."
-  Psalm 84:5
אַשְׁרֵי יוֹשְׁבֵי בֵיתֶךָ, עוֹד יְהַלְלוּךָ סֶּלָה
 Ashrei yoshvei veitecha, od y’hallelucha, selah!



Mockingbird in Garden of Joy
heard singing in  http://youtu.be/fFSnnHC2_7M
 © Joy Krauthammer 


Seen by Marcel's Grave
© Joy Krauthammer  12.28.2015

Seen by Marcel's Grave
© Joy Krauthammer  12.28.2015


Mockingbird 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.5.2015


Hummingbird
Rancho de la Cordillera
© Joy Krauthammer  8.15.2015


Hummingbird
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer   8.28.2015


Hummer returned after many months away. 
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2015


Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2015


Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.28.2015


Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.28.2015



Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.11.2015
posted 52 Frames


Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.5.2015


Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. 
© Joy Krauthammer  2.11.2015


Hummingbird at sunrise facing east, perched on newly pruned and leafless fig tree. 
Hummer returned after many months away. First photo.
© Joy Krauthammer  1.17.2015


Hummingbird at top of barren fig tree in Joy's Garden.
New growth arriving.
Hummer sits here throughout every day for many months. 
Mockingbird sits nearby at same time.
 © Joy Krauthammer  2014


Hummingbird at top branch of barren fig tree in Joy's Garden.
 © Joy Krauthammer


Hummingbird at top branch of barren fig tree in Joy's Garden.
 © Joy Krauthammer   2.13.2014


Bird on my fence
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 



Big Bird on top of garden bush
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Red Tailed Hawk
Garden of Joy
Each year a baby learns to soar, while flapping its wings.
© Joy Krauthammer



Geese
Flying over Garden of Joy
and then another flock flew over
There used to be many more in years/decades past.
Would hear the loud honking as they flew overhead.
© Joy Krauthammer  1.11.2017


Geese
Flying over Garden of Joy
There used to be many more in years/decades past.
Would hear the loud honking as they flew overhead.
© Joy Krauthammer


Geese
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Geese
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  2.26.2015

Lake Balboa 
sunset geese
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa 
sunset
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Lake Balboa 
White Crested Duck
© Joy Krauthammer  10.8.2017


Lake Balboa 
sunset Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) on dock
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  1.25.2017



Lake Balboa 
sunset geese
© Joy Krauthammer  11.16.2016


Goose, Lake Balboa
 © Joy Krauthammer


Ducks, American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer


MallardDuck & mate, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer


Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.2014


Swans or ducks? and Coot.
© Joy Krauthammer


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.3014


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer   11.5.2014


Swan
Self-Realization Fellowship
© Joy Krauthammer  5.21.2016


3 Pelicans and Swan with Cormorants
composite © Joy Krauthammer  12.2016


Snowy Egret
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  2.21.2016


Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
(orange beak, black legs and feet)
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016

Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Great White Egret, Lake Balboa, Ardea alba
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.3014


Double-Crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.3014


Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and Flying Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.5.3014


4 Great White Egrets, Ardea alba
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer 11.5.2014


American White Pelicans  (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)


American White Pelicans  (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelican  (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelican  (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


American White Pelicans  (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Waterfall, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  12.14.2016


Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer 11.5.2014


Bird Bath, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Blue Bird Bath, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Bird Bath Reflection, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Duck, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Mallard Duck, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Pair of Ducks, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  5.1.2016


Mallard Ducks, 3 guys and a gal, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  5.1.2016


Mallard Ducks and American Coot (Fulica americana) (a.k.a. mud hen) 
Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer  11.15.2015


Ducks
Molalla River, Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ducks
Venice Canal, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  2.13.2016


Great White Egret, Ardea alba
Chatsworth Nature Preserve
Lake is drying up in the drought.
© Joy Krauthammer  4.2014


Great Blue Heron. Ardea herodias on roof
© Joy Krauthammer 


Great Blue Heron. Ardea Herodias, Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer 


Catalina Island bird
© Joy Krauthammer 7.1.2014


Turtle and painted Koi in Lily Pond
Composite
© Joy Krauthammer 


Peace ~ Koi in Oregon
© Joy Krauthammer 7.7.2014


Turtles
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer


Turtles
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer


Mallard Duck
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer


Mallard Duck and friend
CSUN
Looking for a green frog, only found green headed duck.
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014

Mallard Duck
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014

Mallard Duck
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer  11.12.2014


Duck, Turtles
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer


Duck, Turtles
CSUN
© Joy Krauthammer

~ ~ ~
TORTOISES

I'm delighting in discovering the different parts of the magnificent Sulcata tortoises:
 the shells, curves, skin, wrinkes, stretchy neck, facial features, and spurred legs, and how they play with each other.  - Joy

Winston
Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2014


Winston
Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   8.30.2014


Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   8.30.2014


Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise 
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2014
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature.html


Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise 
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2014
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature.html


Sulcata aka African thigh-spurred tortoise 
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2014
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2012/05/nature.html


2 Sulcatas aka African thigh-spurred tortoises
2 Males
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   8.30.2014


Winston and Faye (a year younger)
2 Sulcatas aka African thigh-spurred tortoises
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   8.30.2014


Faye and Winston
2 Sulcatas aka African thigh-spurred tortoises
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer  8.30.2014


3 Sulcatas aka African thigh-spurred tortoises
Friend's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer   8.30.2014

From Salcatas' owner
 "They can grow to about 150 pounds and live around 100 years. Mine are currently 100-120 pounds and between 11-13 years old. We believe there are 3 males and 1 female. Their names are Winston, Faye, Fabio and Minette. Typically the males have that protrusion under their heads which helps them fight. They will hook it under their opponent and use leverage to flip the other tortoise. If a tortoise is flipped it can suffocate as the lungs are at the top of its body and the weight can press down on them once flipped. We have two with this protrusion. We are absolutely sure that 2 are males. We have one that behaves like a male even though it does not have the protruding "fork" under its head. As they live for about 100 years their life cycle is similar or slightly older than humans...meaning that they are just coming into adolescence and sex of animal will be easier to identify. They are vegetarian and primarily eat dried grasses...alfalfa and Timothy hay. They do get 2 grocery bags a day of a mixture of squash, kale or other greens (never lettuce as water content is not good for them) cactus pads, cauliflower, zucchini and pumpkin when in season. Broccoli is dangerous as the iron content causes bladder stones. They are delightful creatures and a joy to watch. They do know us and welcome a head or neck rub when they are in the mood."



Peacock on Wall
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  3.2014


Peacock Strut
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  3.2014


Peacock high in a Tree
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2013


Peacock high in a Tree
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer   1.2013


Peacock high in a Tree
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer


Peacock
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 12.30.2015


Peacocks 
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  12.30.2015


Fowl
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  12.30.2015


Fowl
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer  12.30.2015

Abbey Road Villa 
© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2016


Abbey Road Villa 
© Joy Krauthammer   8.24.2016


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica Blue Heron
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica Blue Heron
© Joy Krauthammer


Lake Balboa 
© Joy Krauthammer


Tashlich
Santa Monica
 © Joy Krauthammer


Squirrels 
San Francisco park
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica Croc
© Joy Krauthammer

Costa Rica Croc
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Costa Rica 
© Joy Krauthammer


Porch Pet
© Joy Krauthammer


Porch Pet
© Joy Krauthammer


Bull Python, Venice Beach
© Joy Krauthammer

Bull Python, Venice Beach 
© Joy Krauthammer

Amazing that I once danced with a Boa. Felt much bigger than the python.
After a life-time of snake fear, it took me a week to garner up deliberate courage to have snake around my neck.
DID IT!


Snake
Chatsworth Nature Preserve  4.6.2014
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bull Python
Chatsworth Nature Preserve 4.6.2014
© Joy Krauthammer

Bull Python
Chatsworth Nature Preserve
© Joy Krauthammer  4.6.2014

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4 comments:

  1. I see you have all your ducks lined up!
    Seriously, how did you get all of them to behave for this photo?
    The color is fantastic!
    Blue draws me in.

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  2. (Mockingbird in Fig tree)
    What a peaceful scene.
    Looks almost like a bamboo brush painting.
    Suzanne

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  3. (Mockingbird Silhouette)
    A beautiful pic - I love the juxtaposition of the bare branches, like long, gnarled fingers, reaching up towards the leafy ones as if saying, "may we, too, soon sprout leaves," or even, "give us back our youth."
    I love the silhouettes against the morning sky.
    Interesting, too, that Ms. Mockingbird chooses to perch on a leafy branch rather than a bare one.

    love & blessings &
    a purple hug
    Ruthie

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