Last week was straight out of a nightmare. I’ve spoken to some who admitted the same thing. The top horror story in my life is I lost over 200 pictures that were taken at my fav park. My computer gobbled them up after I uploaded them into my editor. That, or I did something I … Continue reading Rainbow
How many of you have had a conversation with Nature lately? I had fun the other day as I really connected with some Beauties and had some rather interesting interactions. Wanna see? Well then, let’s continue! “Gosh I just went through bird-birth and I’m pooped!” *Female Mallard Duck* “It’s been such a cold … Continue reading Nature Talks
As I began the arduous job of cleaning out my gardens, I saw up close and personal, signs of Life. Despite the fact that my garden muscles have begun to protest, when I finished cleaning out gardens the other day, I turned around, picked up my camera, and crawled in those very gardens. Yet … Continue reading New Beginnings
Mother, your frozen tears as they appear mourning the loss of such a Loved One this side of the Veil, mirror mine in blustery gale ~~~~ Barely I stand yet with You I can rescue myself from off the floor to once again stand tall despite the truth unprecedented hardships did fall ~~~~~~~ … Continue reading Ode To Mother
Sure …. the words just came from me in my last post that stated I seem to be in a void, in the “in-between” and wouldn’t you know it, Mother’s Magic Door opened and opened in a BIG way. In two days time, I captured wildlife in a way that had me doing the Happy … Continue reading Jackpot!
Now of course being I am only a mere human and therefore not nearly as intelligent as a Pileated Woodpecker, never saw it coming. I, the fumbling, heart in my throat, shaky photographer grappling below as this bird watched, managed to remove one lens to put on my big and very heavy 100-400mm lens. I … Continue reading Drats!
In a recent conversation with a friend, I made a half-hearted promise that I would photograph the full moon that happened this past Wednesday, October 24th. Unfortunately, that night was too overcast to see much of anything. The following night, however, I was able to get over 100 pictures of this moon before the cloud … Continue reading Full Moon
The Presence “Imagine”, he said, “hundreds of years from now after we both are gone, this forest will still be here. Here is where the Presence is, within Eternity. I just Love this Forest so much!” No-Time There we stood, this man and I, quietly and reverently speaking. I shared my Heart by saying, … Continue reading Lasting Impression
Checking the weather forecast and radar too, it looked to be a good day for a bike ride. I was psyched! So onward I went, my camera strapped to me with every intention of having both an exceptional bike ride, and along the way taking some great pictures. Except … Beginning the ride I noticed … Continue reading 10% Precipation
As long as you are happy with who you are never mind what the world says who you should be. Be as this turtle not caring a fig even if he is carrying more then his shell. ~~~~ It is in the moments like this one when I was looking at this young snapping turtle … Continue reading Grateful For Who I Am
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attempts with new types of photography shots yesterday represented me celebrating my victory in finishing my huge gardening project. I went for a leisurely bike ride first though, after hubby so kindly put air in my tires. If it were me, I would have just gotten … Continue reading Wings
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Between the heat and being tuckered out from this landscape escapade I’ve been involved with, I played hooky again on Tuesday, taking pictures from my backyard and in Como Park. Even though I could barely breathe (NO air!) and literally soaking wet with perspiration (Major shower … Continue reading I’m Doing This!
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I took a day off from all the heavy gardening I’ve been doing to go to Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park, taking with me my Canon camera and 100-400mm lens. Most of what I shot ended up in the trash bin. This wildlife photography is a … Continue reading Wildlife Break
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gazing upon Unknown Territory I marvel at the Arresting Scape in multitudes of dazzle while fluttering butterflies tango in my tum ~~~~ My long awaited take-off succeeds allowing me wings gliding elegantly effortlessly in the Horizon of Blue to explore this Unknown Scape ~~~~ Yet within … Continue reading Flight To Heaven (6 IMAGES)
*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Photograph taken today at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park. I took the wrong lens with me and due to the staggering number of missed shots, I will not ever make this mistake again. I was amazed by how many photographers I saw today in this park … Continue reading Deer Art
Last evening a display of vibrant oranges and reds and yellows splashed across the darkening skies. This week is going to be a good one, I can just feel it. Why do I say this? How else could a week be any other then good when the very sky itself announces boldly that this week … Continue reading Announcing …
Come, come along with me so you and me can dream dream in green, you and me . ~~~~ As we breathe revel in the dream the dream in green, you and me … ~~~~ Walk side by side in this dream of green you and me, then follow me … ~~~~ The Quiet and … Continue reading Dream In Green
Oh my goodness!! Involved with a vacuum cleaner I heard my husband say, “Amy, come quick!” So I ran and to my utter amazement saw this huge wild female turkey in our backyard. We have not seen wild turkeys here in at least 30 years so you can imagine my excitement! While running for my … Continue reading Give-Away
Both my husband and myself attempted to ID these birds but to no avail. I know I know practice makes perfect, so the fact we came up empty ought to tell you we are far from perfect. These birds are stunning! Can anyone ID these birds? I am absolutely sure they are migratory and had … Continue reading Migratory (2 IMAGES)
Below I will be showing you the amazing results I achieved using my new Canon EF 100-400mm lens under some pretty harsh conditions. This lens outperformed my “expectations” giving me brilliant results. I walked through Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park on the 29th, in heavy fog, pouring rain, chilly temperatures, and in very heavy clouds. … Continue reading Testing The Lens (9 IMAGES)
Focal length 98mm (cropped image), ISO 100, F/9, SS 1/125 I’m getting back into Balance and Calm after this past week’s extreme stress. I went to Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park yesterday and while there, ran into a very obliging Canadian Goose, allowing me to take his picture while he stood guard over his “female” … Continue reading Walking Back To Balance
Being that Winter truly deserves a beautiful sendoff, this post is a tribute to this Season as She bows and takes Her leave with Spring gently knocking to take Her place. Monday, the 19th, I went to Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park with my umbrella hat on my head and my new glasses on my … Continue reading Withering Winter (12 IMAGES)
Spring! Even though snow still shows these tiny little ones with power in ONE push through frozen ground giving JOY that abounds! ~~~~ Below is an image to give you an idea how tiny these Crocus sprouts are. Compare them to one leaf: ~~~~ Spring! My jubilation is fierce! Flowers are coming, they are coming! These … Continue reading Spring! (2 IMAGES)
Hang on for you all are in for a treat! My brother Larry, a phenomenal underwater photographer, sent me more of his pictures. He was so kind as to label them so when it came to me presenting them to you I would be organized. These pictures were taken in the coral reefs of the … Continue reading The Philippines 2014 (15 IMAGES)