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
Friends, as a Nature Photographer, I am witnessing things I’ve never before witnessed, which to be truthful, alarms me. I believe we are in an era of unprecedented events, events that yes we all need to be concerned about. This is January in Western New York. Every Winter we get a lot of snow … Continue reading A Matter For Concern
Watching the two of them, I laughed so hard. There in front of me was a young woman with her Husky’s leash wrapped around her legs. She on skis, it was evident she was teaching her dog how to pull her. It wasn’t going very well. I opted to take some shots while I stilled … Continue reading First Timer
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
This week! My posts have been brief for a reason. We lost our electric for 5 hours on Sunday due to an extremely bad wind and lightning storm. Poor Rusty who was sleeping on my bed, careened sky high when thunder clapped directly overhead. In midair he pooped he was that terrified. Never have I … Continue reading Friday Wrap Up
It being Wednesday and all, this post will be brief. Mid-week. Almost Friday. Hump day. Let’s celebrate this day with pictures of ice which I played with in the editing rooms. I do believe you will come away from this post with a new respect for ice. (smile) Angels’ Wings Rods and Dollops … Continue reading Wednesday’s Ice
Let’s start this week on the lighter side of life, shall we? To do this we have to revisit last September to help us. So, let’s do this! Hmmmm ….. what the … ? Dance. Oh yeah! Sing. Join me! Spread those wings! Drooling with infatuation over you. May this … Continue reading Monday’s Smiles
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
Can you believe that 2019 is almost over? Where did the year go? I don’t know about you, but it seemed to have passed as if in a blur. Now here we are, about to go into a brand new decade. 2020! That to me sounds futuristic, as if suddenly I find myself catapulted into … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020
Santa was very very good to me this year. I have for the first time a professional Canon speedlite. I opened the manual to peruse the contents and my eyes crossed. Hubby laughed at me as I struggled to comprehend the basics and how to attach this light to my camera. He told me he … Continue reading Lite Memories
Wishing from this Miracle of a home, a Merry Christmas to you and your Loved Ones. May all of you experience the Wonder of Miracles and Love in a very special way. I will not be blogging. I am spending precious time with my family. Comments also will be closed. This Christmas is probably the … Continue reading Merry Christmas
What did the woodpecker say to the tree? “Thank you for giving me a wee bit of your life force cuz I’m free- zing as I hug you to me!” ~~~ Yes, it has been cold here. The day I took a picture of this Flicker Woodpecker though our dining room window, he actually looked … Continue reading Nature Speaks
BEFORE AFTER In the darkroom, I felt my stress melt away. Not sure how much longer I could sit with my knees so sore from working legs at the gym, I hung in there. Don’t ask me what I pushed or what I did cuz I couldn’t tell you. I played until I … Continue reading Before And After
Fizzle. Fazzle. Peter out. The big bad snow storm never happened. Warnings were all over the place …. beware! This is a BIG one. I saw some flakes, and kept saying, “Is that all?” So those really cool snow storm pictures I told you I would be taking, are non-existent. Thank you weather forecasters for another brilliant failure. … Continue reading Brilliance With Failure
Just how smart are cats? What our cats did on Hubby’s birthday blew not only me out of the water in complete awe, but Hubby as well. In fact, it took Hubby a few hours to believe me that I did not set up what you are about to see. Our cats must have held a “family … Continue reading How Smart Are They?
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!
Years I complained. Years worth. How I dreaded each Autumn when the leaves would fall so that once again I could see the “junk” that has again collected right next to our property line. This year however, I stopped resisting, accepting what is for what is. The view from my kitchen window went from a … Continue reading Sunday Stillness
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
Do your best when you get bothered to be as a duck water flowing off your back so as not to be bothered at all. ~~~~~ When you are broken and a mess there still is great beauty within that chaotic mess that selectively draws order. ~~~~ In the stillness of the moment … Continue reading Sunday’s Shares
I saw something that shocked me to my soul that screamed how very very precious life is, and how at any moment, life can cease. Remember this when you are with family and friends this Holiday Season who may not necessarily be your best buds or who may rub you all wrong. Could you this … Continue reading The Most Precious Gift Of All
I laughed so hard I had tears in my eyes. While at the gym, a young man asked me if I was using the shoulder shrug free-weight machine that I was standing near. He was not joking. I pointed at this machine which had 140 pounds [63.5 kg] of weight on it and asked, “You … Continue reading This, That, And The Other