Sitting down with my coffee on a brisk September morning, I sensed that I was being watched. Staring at me from its oval hideout was a little chipmunk longing for a sip of my morning brew. Chippy proved to be quite congenial and obliged me with a nice little photo shoot. I never did share my coffee, but it was all over the grounds!
Another Friday Friend
Each year and each season develops it own theme through the lens of my camera. When home this summer the focus was damselflies. This Orange Bluet impressed me with its Half a Heart presentation.
Half a Heart
The Other Half
Friday Friends is back
Summer allows me the luxury of early morning hikes. I’ve been carrying my 85mm Nikkor Micro Lens and working on some macro shots. These are handheld shots, so I’ll give myself a little credit for some patience and willingness to sort through a lot of bad photos. Both of these shots are within 2′. The Rainbow Bluet (I think, they take on so many color phases, I find them hard to identify with certainty) was occupied eating breakfast allowing me to move in close. The Eastern Red Damsel played tag with me but still gave me couple of good shots. I call them “wisps in the breeze.” they are so small they are virtually transparent. Spotting them is like catching the winds movement. The camera aids the eye in bringing so much more wonder into view.
Eastern Red Damsel
More Friday Friends.
In route to visit my daughter’s family in Indiana, a text came from my daughter letting us know that an owl family was living next door and that the kids would be more than happy to introduce you to us.
Many years ago, as part of a graduate internship program, I cared for an injured great horned owl. Owls have since occupied a special interest to me. So I delighted to have my grand kids enjoy my pleasure and introduce me to the neighbors.
My Friday Friends this week are these special neighbors.
Dodging spring showers, I’ve managed to get out a few times to get some spring photos. These mud mashing hikes do yield some rewards to honor the extra weight carried by my mud caked boots.
My Phoenix photos ,from a couple of weeks ago now, continue to hold out hope for some warmer spring weather. These butterfly buddies and this gorgeous flower is all unknown to me. perhaps some of you Southwest bloggers can help the rest of easterners out. The Desert Botanical Gardens once again served as the photo shoot host.
Unknown Desert Blooms