Posted on August 27, 2016
In our travels, Pat and I are often amazed at the simple beauty of wildflowers and flowering weeds all along country roads. Here, without comment (other than captions), are some recent images from country roads and one from our garden.
Posted on August 24, 2016
Pat yelled, “STOP!” (That’s our code word for slam on the brakes there’s something to photograph. . . as much as you can slam when doing 25 mph.). Then Pat, as navigator, commanded, “Back up”. (Pat likes short sentences.) That was followed with a milder “Stop.” and then “Look.”. The object of Pat’s attention was a web at least 2 feet across with connectors in both directions extending a total of 10-12 feet. I half expected the web to say “Wilbur is a Fine Pig.”
Spiders, in my opinion, are nature’s best architect. The glimmering, minuscule threads have to be strong enough to capture wayward prey, withstand rain and winds, all while being nearly invisible. Focusing a camera on a web takes a bit of work, but here is the best of what I managed. The wind blew just as I took the last image, but I liked it anyway.
Posted on August 22, 2016
Koi are basically ornamental carp. They come in many colors which add beautiful and graceful movement to a pond. Taking photos underwater can be a bit of a challenge, but these images came out well enough to share.
Posted on August 20, 2016
Pat and I were rolling before the sun had cleared the horizon. We saw a gentle mist over many parts of our morning world and looked for places where our Nikons could capture some of the quiet beauty of the early hour. Our search took some time, but we found two settings that we treasured for our mist-ical mystical morning.
Posted on August 19, 2016
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Posted on August 15, 2016
Last Friday we met our three sons and their families – plus my mom (who drove from western New York) – at Greenfield Village , near Detroit. The village is a collection of transported and refurbished historical homes and buildings. It was a very hot and humid day, but a delight to all be together before our youngest and his family head to England for a few years. I didn’t realize how many window pictures I had taken until I got them on my computer. Here are some of my favorites. See if you can imagine a story to connect with the windows, because I can’t remember whose window belongs with whom.
Posted on August 13, 2016
Posted on August 11, 2016
On a sunny day, the man-made lake in the Japanese Gardens provides a number of opportunities for reflection shots. These are all from there except for the dragonflies, which were taken at a smaller pond in the Sculpture Park. Enjoy reflecting on reflections.