BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Last night there was a brilliant cloudless full moon, with the coconut fronds sparkling in the silver light, and a floodlit ocean. We woke at 3.20 am to view the total eclipse: the black sky was spangled with the milky way (a sight one never sees on Long Island, even in the relative isolation of Baiting Hollow) and the moon reduced to an eerie reddish glow. Here are a couple of pictures. Bearing in mind the almost total absence of light it's surprising that the little camera functioned at all.