"Toucan Gaze" - click the image to enlarge or buy.

“Toucan Gaze” – click the image to enlarge or buy.

Today finds me hard at work editing Dreamdrifter, the sequel to Skinshifter. I wanted to take a break from my productivity to share this beautiful image with you. The keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) is one I photographed in April of this year when my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the Dallas World Aquarium. Aside from one much beloved tea mug, the image of this flamboyant fellow was one of my favorite souvenirs from the trip. The bird was kind enough to pose for me for fifteen minutes of different photos. I think he had as much fun watching me as I did watching him!

Until next time, may we each rewrite our world for the better!


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