October 12, 2010 - Making a feeble return
A lot has happened in the last 6 months - since I posted a photo last. I had a 95% blockage in my heart - a heart cath and stent put in around late April. In late May my son was in a terrible automobile accident and received brain trauma and injury. We spent 58 days at the hospital with him. He is home and recovering now, but has some deficits. So needless to say, my photography has been limited. However, by the grace of God, we are pushing towards normalcy now (whatever that is.) Kourtney asked me if I would take her senior photos, and this is one of them. She is a beautiful young lady both inside and out. It was fun to get to do this for her.
April 2, 2010 - Spring is springing
Very warm today, with highs near 90 degrees. After the long cold winter, today was a little rough to take. I haven't been at this for awhile, with winter dragging on and my concentration on losing weight. I have dropped between 85-90 pounds. But I took time today to look for the blood roots, and they were up and blooming - a sure sign of spring. I'm very thankful for that.
January 31, 2010 - Isolated Sparrow
A bright sunny day today with highs near 30. It was very cold this morning (around 6 degrees at my house). I shot this one yesterday of a white throated sparrow. I liked the fact that the snow made a great background, and the little branch sticking out of the snow made a kind of frame. Also glad the little guy cooperated.
January 30, 2010 - Winter returns
Cold, snowy day, with highs around 20. We got about 6 inches of snow today, and the birds were visiting in force today. This cardinal looked really cold, and through the snow I thought it made a good winter shot. I couldn't stay out long, because it was so cold.
January 24, 2010 - Another surprise visitor
A wet, windy day. Highs in the 50's. Not good shooting light today, but I managed to slip around and get a shot of this fox squirrel that came to the feeders this afternoon. He really pigged out on the corn and sunflower seeds. There isn't much for them to eat in the woods, so it's good that he's found a source of food. I expect him to return.
January 16, 2010 - Visit from a Carolina Wren
We got a break in the weather today, with peeks of sun and highs in the 40's. Finally get a little snow melt. I was watching the feeders this morning when this little guy showed up. Haven't seen much of the wrens this winter, and it was good to see him come in and get his fill of berry suet.
January 11, 2010 - Mourning Dove
Very cold this morning, but warmed a little today. Getting snow flurries this evening. Highs around 30. I shot this mourning dove that had come into the feeders. Whole flocks of them come in and they're like vacuum cleaners with the seeds. I liked this one because of all the different colors on it.
January 10, 2010 - White-Throated Sparrow
Very cold this morning, with lows around 10 degrees. Expected to get into the low 20's this afternoon. I got a chance to shoot a few more birds, and a couple of white throated sparrows were among them. They are busy birds, and difficult to catch still long enough to get a shot. This one held still long enough.
January 9, 2010 - Female Cardinal
Cold and snow flurries today, with highs around 20. The birds are really hungry, and we've had lots and lots of them at the feeders. I shot this lady right after the sun went behind a cloud, which made it a little darker than I wanted. But she was still a stately looking lady.
January 8, 2010 - Wilson the Psycho Cat
Very cold today, with snow showers and highs in the teens. I was getting ready to get on Facebook this evening when Wilson joined me. We call him the psycho cat because he embodies most of the peculiarities that you expect from a cat. He is unpredictable, unapproachable unless it's his idea, grouchy at times, happy and contented other times. He never lets you pick him up, but sometimes he gets up into your lap. That's what he did this evening for a little while, and then he sat on the tower of my PC. That's when I got this shot.
January 6, 2010 - A surprise find
Cloudy with snow showers again today, with highs in the low 20's. This is another barn I found while out exploring. I stopped to take a photo of one Mail Pouch barn, and looked up a little side road and saw this one sitting on the road bank. Glad to have made the find, and get a shot now, because it appears that nature is beginning to do its work on this old billboard barn.
January 3, 2010 - Treat yourself to the best
Another very cold day today, with little peaks of sun and highs around 19 degrees. I took this one yesterday, and I really had a good time search for Mail Pouch barns. I found a couple that I didn't know about. I had seen this one before, and I thought the black and white suited it.