So Pretty in Pink!
This lily was so beautiful I felt like taking it. I wouldn't do that, of course. But it didn't stop me from taking a picture with me. :) Now I can enjoy it long past its lifetime. Another gorgeous design in nature.
Light in the Forest
A scene beautified by shafts of light the sun cast into the woods of the Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park. The beauty of the scene made me pause with appreciation and desire to capture it with my camera.
Natural Born Beauty
I seem to never be able to stop extolling the beauty of the rose. There is such a wonderful variety among them. This, I believe, is the Masquerade Rose, a multi-colored beauty and one of my favorites. It was a delightful part of my walk this morning!
Stopping at Starbucks
Today was the day for my semi-annual trip to Portland for an appointment at the Casey Eye Institute. It makes for a long day. The appointment was at 3:30 PM and by the time we got finished it was almost six. We stopped to eat dinner in Woodburn and just had to make a stop at Starbucks to get a latte for the road. By then the sun had set and we just had a warm glow to the west. It made Starbucks look very inviting.
I thought these flowers looked nice with the fence framing them. Seen in a neighborhood yard.
I was fascinated by this bug I saw on a neighborhood fence. Don't know what it is, but thought it has a nice yellow hairdo. :) Too bad I didn't have a macro lens with me. Some Kind of Bug! The consensus seems to be bumble bee.
It seems that humans aren't the only ones who fight over territory. The egret on the left began chasing the other, which had been quietly browsing the shoreline and evidently got into what it considered its territory. Here it leaps at the other egret which jumps out of the water to get away. I am glad I was there to capture the egret aggression. But I wasn't the only one. The geese seem uninterested though.
Look at Those Yellow Legs!
I roamed Delta Ponds while waiting for my car to be serviced and was rewarded by seeing several birds. One of my favorite photos is this one, because of the dramatic lighting. I am a sucker for This kind of light. I am in awe of the design in nature! Many birds' legs bend at the knee in the opposite direction of ours! That is clearly shown in this photo of a Greater Yellowlegs.
An Evening Walk
This gentleman was out for a walk in the early evening at Alton Baker Park and is about to go under Ferry Street Bridge. I love the warm artificial lighting that says it's evening.
Climbing the Columns
This popular basalt wall of rock is located on the edge of downtown Eugene. It may be small but it has a great concentration of cracks and is a popular spot for rock climbing practice. Yesterday I shot a Belladonna Lily. Today was Belladonna of a different kind. Belladonna means beautiful woman in Italian. I watched two beautiful young ladies do the climb. Even took some photof for them when one of them asked me to take some pictures with her iPhone.
The Lesser Goldfinch is certainly not lesser in beauty!
I am seeing more Lesser Goldfinches at Delta Ponds. This one is perched in a tree, a great setting, IMHO. They are sure pretty little birds. With my poor eyes, I feel fortunate to capture them.