I totally agree Bill, thanks for inviting Lenny to the forum. His photography is more than outstanding. Looking forward to seeing more contributions. Thanks, Lenny. Where do you plan on moving to Lenny after you retire? I'm thinking the same thing, but staying in California, I'm at the base of the Sierra Nevadas, so not far from rural property with darker skies. One hassle is fire insurance, haven't budgeted that one in yet. I suppose going somewhere with more sunshine than overcast is a plus.These raptor photos are incredible. You join Rocky as a Bird Whisperer.
I guess they heard the statement, "can't we all get along?" Lenny, is the two middle Eagles juvies, or are they just having a bad feather day, or were they playing in a muddy pond?
You will have to deal with humidity in Vermont and blackflies in Maine. Check out northern Idaho north of Lewiston (Moscow, Couer d'Alene, and Sandpoint) as well as eastern Washington north of Spokane. Summers may be warm and dry, but they do not last for six months like northern California and the area gets real winters with snow. There is also the occasional summer thunderstorm as well to break up the heat.I am moving to Vermont or Maine when I retire. Unlike a lot of retiring folks, I am chasing winter. I miss snow and I am tired of being hot and dry and subject to wild fires every summer and fall. Still, I know have to wait for this pandemic to work itself out and who knows how long that is going to take.