You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could've, would've happened... or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move the fuck on.
Cempasúchil. This flower is used as decoration and ritual on the day of the dead in Mexico. The petals are used to mark on the ground the path that the souls of the deceased must follow towards the altars.
Milo meadowlark. My grandmother recently passed away and meadowlarks were one of her favorite birds. I think of her every time I see one, which luckily for me happens constantly out here in western Kansas. 😊
North America’s smallest woodpecker. I found this little dude whittling away at a thin stalk of a reed in this fen habitat. The noise was reminiscent of a towhee shuffling in leaf litter making him awfully easy to find. I credit this species as being the one to spark my passion for birds and wildlife. 🌞
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)