Saturday, 27 May 2023

Busy as a Beaver

 I was surprised that nobody responded to the "holiday on No(t)ice.

Was Nachdenken too difficult for my German friends?

So yesterday we visited Hardy Lake and - guess Watt - I talked to at least one animal!

This is a long tail. Or tale - 1000 words per photo, for tax purposes! The part foe the whole.

I think it was a young beaver, not at all bothered by a 

Wise Ol' Bird

Sunday, 21 May 2023

6 Days ago, 6 Weeks before

                                Reflections - neknedhcaN

                                     Wednesday April 12 2023 12 April Mittwoch



Danke Katja:

Some impressions,
Maybe inspiration?
Through the looking glass?

What is real?

If there is no reflection or shadow?


Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Does a micro climate require a macro lens?

 I was playing yesterday - I don't think anyone was looking. Please don't tell.

It seems there was a dusting of snow yesterday, And in her hurry to photograph 

the wonderland, Vicki knocked off one of the 4 flowers growing from her Amaryllis.

She saved it in a red pot. And I felt I would like to try to photograph it - up close - using

my zoom lens, And then I thought why not use my macro. And while I am at it, try bouncing the camera flash off some white paper onto the ceiling to illuminate the flower. Otherwise I used natural light.

But I am not going to tell you what setup was used for each photo - just enjoy the flower.

I took 17 more photos - beware of comments!


Monday, 13 March 2023

Winter Triangles

Everyone has heard of the Summer Triangle  but few have thought about Winter Triangles?

So here goes:


 The triangle is in the middle - hope this obvious.

There is some snow - the white patches on the right side. It actually was snowing just a little for most of this session.

So lots of winter triangles - do you count the black ones as well as the white?


Sunday, 12 March 2023

I was wearing my hearing aids today - and my sunglasses!

 So much for hearing:

I managed to track him down . or rather up!

And then I was lucky. I could see the bird but it was late afternoon and the bird was in shade - plus I was wearing my shades:

Rather attractive setting.

Rather attractive bird

Wise Old Bird

Monday, 6 March 2023

Gotta pick a pocket?

 This blog is the last of 3 for tonight. And it is a recollection of last Thursday,

A friend offered us "cracked corn" to feed the Trumpeters and so we offered it to a friend and this was the result:

You would think they were long lost friends! How to win friends and influence


Wise Ol' Bird!

The Mourning Dove in the Evening

 Their soft melodious calls at twilight alerted me to this scene at home last evening.

The colour is in part from the setting Sun behind me.

Then I noticed:

No! That is not the Sun! - That is the Moon and I did move just a little to have it as a backdrop.

I did have to move just a little.Mourning dove