Oh. My. God. PAIN! Fire in my forearm ignited as I rapidly stepped back, dropping what I had been holding. I couldn’t believe what just happened for it had never before. And here I just got through saving a life when another of its kind stung me. Last Friday a yellowjacket …. think huge black … Continue reading YOW, Surprise!
Making up my mind to grab my camera equipment and go to the park I had in mind, an opportunity for Light and Love to appear happened. Did I know beforehand? No. But! That is exactly what I attracted to myself. Believe me, when these “miracles” occur, the resultant Gratitude and Awe I feel are … Continue reading An Hour Of Ecstasy
… no darkness shall be. Not able to sleep well last night having had a very troubling day yesterday, I opted to get up early and found myself outside with my camera starting at 4:45am. I just followed my feet. To my delight I found treasures and then some. First, mist … then sensational sky … Continue reading Where There Is Light …
It would seem as if Hubby formed a relationship with a groundhog beginning a few weeks ago. Relationship is an odd term for me to use, for these two vied for victory with one another. Hubby was adamant that this groundhog would not be digging a hole in his pole barn foundation, and the groundhog … Continue reading Another Sort of Love Story
While eating dinner last evening, my eyes repeatedly gazed at a particular sight I saw out my window and I thought, “I wonder if I could capture what I am seeing with my camera.” I looked and wondered all the time as I ate. When finished with dinner, I went to get my long lens … Continue reading Serendipity
Stepping off trail, I carefully walked as quietly as I could towards what I call the swampy pond. Approaching the edge of the pond I chose a tree to half hide behind so I could scan the entire pond. I was looking for a specific breed of ducks, based on a very strong feeing I … Continue reading My 2 Gifts +
Dusting my macro lens off, metaphorically speaking that is, I went outside to see what I possibly could find as treasure. Our bushes out front caught my eye so I drew in closer to them. Sure enough, I began to see the possibilities of what I could create. Looking at and studying the terrain, therein … Continue reading Icy Dicey
Okie-Dokie. Who would have thought that in WNY in the month of January there would barely be any snow? I’ve been living in this area for more then 60 years, and I’m witnessing the unthinkable. So now I have to hunt for snow? A photographer friend told me that south of where we live, there … Continue reading Snow Fun
Today’s tale involves my love affair with a horse. Yes, a horse. Our neighbors went on vacation and asked me to take care of their horse while they were away. Prior to this, I had been going over to the barn and pasture every day with apples and carrots, showing this horse how much she … Continue reading Love Affair
Zippity-do-da! Snow! Perhaps just a little, but this was my chance to at least attempt to bring some snowscapes to you. But where to go, I asked? Hmmmm ….. I thought some and then I knew. It was cold the day I went out with my cameras. Very. So with care I dressed ensuring I … Continue reading YES!
Winter this year is not cooperating so far as in giving me beautiful white landscapes. With barely any snow on the ground at all, I’ve had to be very creative when out in the field. I went to Reinstein Park recently and saw another photographer shooting by the bird feeders. I had nothing to lose, … Continue reading Heart’s Passion
My “intentions” for the first of the New Year, fell short. Did I pout? Did I complain? No. I had wanted to go out with my cameras. However, the weather did not cooperate leaving yesterday with a very heavy cloud cover. The light was good grief awful to even think to photograph in. Grey. All … Continue reading Creative Contemplation
I normally do not show three pictures of the same bird, but there are always exceptions especially when it comes to a bird I’ve been trying to capture for years. A gorgeous male Pileated Woodpecker was spotted almost immediately when I entered the park. Could it really be this easy when I’ve been “hunting” for … Continue reading Gotcha!
For the longest time, a Cooper’s Hawk sat on our tree that is closest to our house. I took pictures of him though our window. I know he knew I was there, yet he patiently allowed me to capture him. What a gorgeous bird of prey! On that very same day, I managed a bit … Continue reading Hawk, Ice, And News
Just the other day I decided to go to Chestnut Ridge Park, camera in tow, with hope I’d hit the peak Fall colors. I wasn’t in tiptop form that day, yet I insisted on going. Deciding to leave my fanny pack with my water bottle in the car, and only carrying one camera body, I … Continue reading Creating Possible
Yesterday I went for a 4-mile walk with my long lens just for fun. I’ve been working really hard for months getting some pretty incredible wildlife pictures which if you are not a photographer, is intense. It was time for me to take a break. I decided I was going to shoot whatever caught my … Continue reading That Little Kid
Recently, I obtained another pair of eyes. Hubby’s as a matter of fact. He decided to come along with me on a photo shoot. I grabbed this opportunity and ran with it. That man really got into the spirit of things. On location, he immediately began to scout, looking all around, even pointing at gravel … Continue reading Treasure Hunt
Well! My adventure did not go quite the way I had anticipated. According to the satellite images I saw, I was in for a treat at Casenovia Creek Environmental Conservation. Sadly, however, that did not happen. The trails I saw via satellite were no longer evident, and nothing as far as I could ascertain was … Continue reading Adventure?
This post was supposed to be a double feature. Then I changed my mind, as only I’m apt to do especially when it comes to what I publish here. For those of you who are panting for flowers, know that my next post will show you the colors I found in my gardens. But first, … Continue reading First Experiment
I am giving Winter a proper sendoff this year. For the first time in my life I actually enjoyed this past Winter giving me opportunity to find another Season to Love. Winter has its own unique Beauty and Her Creations can be found in no other Season other then Winter. Last Saturday, Hubby and I … Continue reading Adieu, Winter
I seemed to have picked up a “lost puppy” just the other day. Here I was, minding my own business, astonished just how many birds I was seeing and capturing. Then comes along this young man, who no matter how many hints I gave that er, I was busy, stuck to me like glue, talking … Continue reading Lost Puppy, Birds, And More
When a photographer is out in the field, she must think on how best to shoot. My number one influence is light. Then I consider what I plan on shooting. Combining those two situations, I then proceed on how best to shoot. I recently viewed a short video by Scott Kelby, a well known … Continue reading When A Photographer
#1 …. The purpose. √ Got it covered. ⇓ #2 …. The place. √ Ready and waiting. ⇓ #3 …. The person. √ The MAN is out of the basement. ⇓ *Picture of MAN goes here. Use your imagination. √* Finally all three in order. It only took all Summer … Continue reading The Virgin Bike Ride
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever been caught in an embarrassing moment and there is no way you can escape it? I was just this morning experiencing the very thing. And I acted like it was no big deal, in fact, it was just a normal everyday occurrence that … Continue reading Caught