Friday, May 29, 2009

Beach and Wood

Beach and Driftwood
Driftwood along the beach in the Apostle Islands of Northern Wisconsin.
Date: 8/5/2005

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Triple Birds

Three birds, not out of the ordinary, but in the beauty of spring. (Goldfinch, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and a woodpecker) at the Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, MN
Date: May 11, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Vietnam War Memorial
Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, DC
Date: 5/1983 (Scan from slide)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Two Years & 263 Pictures Later


What better way to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of this blog than to repost the one that started it. It was, of course, a type of picture that I love to take- a sunset. This one is from the Apostle Islands along Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. Date- 8/5/05

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Just A Change of Focus

The picture was dull, average, a dandelion and some lily pads. Then I shifted the focus to the distant reflected trees and a new vision occurs. Perhaps a metaphor?
Date: 5/11/09

Monday, May 18, 2009


Well, sort of pastel. Spring buds can make the most interesting scenes. Just shift the focus a little.
Date: May 11, 2009

Snow Tree

When I looked at this picture on the computer screen I was struck that it looked like a snow bank of blossoms, hence my not so fancy title.
Date: 5/11/09

Friday, May 15, 2009

Down and Dirty

More hints of spring at the Quarry Hill Nature Center, Rochester, MN. You get down near those shoots and violets and things show up.
Date: May 11, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Eagle Collage

Eagle Collage.042509
The other week the Bald Eagle at the lake by my apartment came swooping from the tree and onto the water. I didn't have time to set the camera to take a quick succession of pictures but I did manage to get these four showing what happened.
Date: April 25, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009


A leftover seed head about the size of a fingertip is in reality a hope for the continuation of life.
Date: May 2, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Hints of Spring - 3

The colors of spring leaves vary but the sign of spring is still there and ready to go to work for the next few months producing food and oxygen.
Date: May 2, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hints of Spring - 2

Another of the tiny signs of spring can be the still tight buds, but the colors are there and the sun will do its magic.
Date: May 2, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hints of Spring - 1

Last week I went out looking for the small signs of spring that nature provides, not the human-placed flowers. With the wonders of zoom lens and close cropping with Paint Shop Pro the signs are more than evident.
Date: May 2, 2009