Walk-About

Having not been out with my cameras for far too long(!), I ran a marathon one morning in order to make time for myself. My goal was to go to a park I love with the sole intention of creating a Walk-About Prayer. The purpose of my prayer was to help addd to the disarming … Continue reading Walk-About

YOW, Surprise!

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!

V For Victory!

For the first time in seven and a half years, I am closing comments indefinitely and I will not be blogging. I will be, however, publishing my photography for your enjoyment. In order for me to survive what is transpiring in this world today, I must act with self-preservation. I am putting me first! Comments … Continue reading V For Victory!

Introducing …

Below is a YouTube music video for your listening pleasure as you read and view this post. Click on it first before you begin. It is specifically for stress. Pictures are best viewed directly from my blog, not reader. ~~~~~~ Meandering about with my feet barely touching the ground, I met more birders and photographers that day then I … Continue reading Introducing …

Bungled Bombshell

For about a week, my sister and I had been playing phone tag. Very unusual for us because we do our darnedest to return voice messages with a prompt phone call. We speak on a [gasp] landline phone, not a cell. My sister normally doesn’t turn her cell on so any texts I sent I … Continue reading Bungled Bombshell

High Price To Pay!

What I went through yesterday just to get some pictures! I was eaten alive by skeeters even though I had insect repellent on! I was shocked! These insects this year have been ferocious, vicious, and in such a huge quantity that I cannot even walk out my door in the evening without putting insect repellent … Continue reading High Price To Pay!

Adventure?

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?

Snowscapes

Yesterday I ran an errand. Hubby who usually runs the errands has been strictly engaged with DataCad for more time then I care to admit. He is drawing blueprints so that he can accurately install a new sump pump and back-up system. That means I’ve been doing some of the errands so he can continue … Continue reading Snowscapes

Drats!

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!

Genius At Work

Hubby worked on his sound system project ALL SUMMER. [Interpret that as doing nothing other then the project at hand … the genius worked only on this project.] He designed and built a table, a stereo rack, two speaker stands, and researched until his eyes fell out, on which equipment he was going to invest … Continue reading Genius At Work

What????

What I saw concerned me greatly. Never have I seen anything as to what I was looking at in that moment. I asked, “Excuse me, but could you tell me what you all are doing?” I had politeness in my voice, and a smile on my face, even though I was alarmed. My question sounded … Continue reading What????

Right Time And Place

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Being that I was working on a “budget” yesterday … possessing wrong camera body for action shots, bringing wrong lens, and having only 11 AF points which this camera body has, all this against me did not stop me from at least trying to capture this … Continue reading Right Time And Place