If it weren’t obvious from the header graphic of this blog, I like taking pictures of birds. I’m no pro at it by any measure. But birds have a particular beauty and appeal for me. I’m not quite sure what it is that attracts me — their flight? their songs? their great variety of sizes and colors? I suppose it’s all of these traits, and more. Birds draw our attention upward, to the sky and to the heavens. They draw us up and out beyond ourselves, reminding us of both our own ties to the earth, but also the call of heaven that tugs at our hearts.
Here are just a few pictures from a recent trip to Palm Springs, CA.