F I V E
Excitement rules the evening. Chocolate cake with blue frosting. Relatives singing. Birthday cards with money. Dancing with joy as he saw one package held the Lamborghini model car he's wanted forever. Time to share?
Grackles Cover the Sky
Yesterday I was truly surprised when I found, in my own yard, this migrating flock of Grackles getting fortification from acorns in local oak trees. You can see they all burst out of the tree at once, as soon as they saw me and have not returned.
So they had only stopped for a snack, during their travels south! Can you call that a Fly-By?
The Way It Was
Tall BlueStem Native Prairie Grass, grew so very tall, it was said that even on Horseback the pioneers could not see their way through these sections of prairie. Even now their roots grow deeper than the height of this grass. (Hmm, the grasses are not being held by he gentleman.)
AKA - turkey foot grass
So much work put into this racing machine, so sad when it fails miserably. However, it did win in the Beauty Contest. So all's well, and smiles all around.
Glory on the Mississippi
Every second of a sunset is lovely, it leaves one wondering what beauty the next few minutes might bring. Save some film for then! :)
Early Shop Class
When you're 5, this is how your dad lets you help him make things. My son and his son, work on this craft no matter what the result might look like.
Fall Tones for Grasshopper
Getting ready for winter, the grasshopper lives on instinct. Do we know how or why he survives the brutal days and nights of winter?
Head Bone Is Connected to The Neck Bone
Well, something like that is what allows this Great Horned Owl to observe her kingdom from almost any angle. And on her handlers arm, she has nothing to fear.
"People and other animals can simply move their eyes to follow an object or use peripheral vision to scan a room, owls must turn their heads for the same effect. These birds have fixed eye sockets, which means their eyeballs can't rotate, forcing them to stretch their necks as needs arrive. This twist is possible because their head is connected by one socket pivot (humans have two socket connections for our neck-to-head support). " Or so says the WWW.
Fall Color-it's The Berries
Red berries, of a type I couldn't discover, so I would recommend not eating them. The birds love these, growing in a swamp, always plentiful and probably good for their survival.
So, take only pictures....
Introduced to onlookers as Darner, this little gal is one of these amazing birds. What can I tell you that you don't already know? Maybe that their eyes are ultraviolet sensitive which allows them to visually locate the trails of voles. Yup, mice pee all the time, weak bladders this handler said.
- My Granddaughters Photos
- Photos to be in my 2017 calendar.
- For Sale on SmugMug.com
- Published-Cover Page and August
Thank you for all the support.
Photography is wonderful, that's a fact. Whether in my early days of the Brownie camera when I was a Girl Scout, other box cameras with hot flash bulbs you had to hope flashed, on and on until now images appear immediately. Is that why so many folks in the world today have no sense of patience? But how glorious it is, to be like a painter and his brushes, being able to test every image and maybe fix it by just trying again.
Try try try, Patience is still the middle name of Photography.
Other examples of my photography work can be found on SMUGMUG.