This one hadn't left the tree, right outside my window,
to start the drying process. Sure looked miserable!
I happened to catch movement out of the corner of my eye
while I was watching the first owl's drying rituals and saw this one in a tree, going through the same routine.
Check out that wingspan..a baby no more!
I was getting ready to go to Evergreen for lunch when
I heard thunder, but only saw blue sky & white clouds out my West window. It was right overheard..gray and it meant it..sideways slanting rain, thunder, lightning, wind,
hail and then, as it let up...owls! They began popping out
of trees in the back yard. I saw three of them. Haven't seen any in weeks. What a (soggy) treat!
From the top of Mt Ballyhoo.
Curious sheep along the Alaska Highway
This was the most amazing display of lightning I've ever seen, it lasted more than an hour before it finally moved on.
another shot of Tuesday morning's western rainbow, this one was in its earlier stages, shot over our barn around sunrise
Lighthouse Point Marina and Yacht Club, Toms River, NJ
Was able to get the wife out and into the visit for a drive yesterday, and she wanted to see the ducks I had been seeing. We found them beside a golf course eating grass. She loved them.
went down to Fogarty cCreek for a while this afternoon...sunny but very hazy
West Texas has been blessed with beneficial rainfall over the last couple of days . This microburst occured close to home .
Testing my new Nikon d800e
We were at Steamboat Lake when the sun broke through
the clouds and lit up parts of this mountainside. I
had been about to take a different picture, but swung
my camera around to catch this instead! Glad I did!
I took off my sunglasses to line up this shot and it
was SO bright, I almost thought about holding them over
the lens when I took the shot, but the camera seems to
be more adaptable to the light than my eyes are! I just
couldn't get enough of the Fall colors!
I came off Berthoud Pass to a really mild, sunny afternoon. This is near Empire. This pretty viw made me wish I had packed a lunch. I may have stayed here a
while. It's close enough to Empire that I will use that as the location.
sky was getting darker from all directions
Frost gilded trees, and the mountains rising from the ice fog as it dissipates in the morning sun. When the open waters of the Tanana River close up with ice, we won't get this kind of fog anymore.
Bell Rock and Courthouse on right
at the turn off for our road
I was missing all the colors of the Fall foliage when I
realized there is a lot of color in the various rocks
and dry plants and shrubs. Color is where you look for it, I guess. The snow-capped mountain peeking through
adds a different kind of color, too.
I always, always have to stop and look at this view,
looking over the little, now empty, campground, and
over to the big mountains. This view is nice in any season, but I love it with the snow on the high peaks.
I woke up around 1am and saw that it had cleared. I set my camera out and made a timelapse. This is from the beginning:
Mt Shasta .....on my way over to Mt Shasta to meet-up with Lori (svlover) Lisa (feather) and Marianne (angel56)
... and enjoy the color on this rainy gray day !
A beautiful Pacific Northwest day, so why not spend it hiking a beautiful place?!?
The ninth day of the Danube River flooding: 3. (Danube
2013/06/09 06:04 CEST. The Gellért tér ('Gellert Sguare') ship station now
I guess I was more interested in him then he was in me.
and a lucky day for frosty photo ops..temps in the low teens and lots of new ice..
I left the back of the store, thinking I had gotten
quite enough shots, but I had to pull over again almost
immediately, as the sky had changed again and it was
strawberry pink and purple. I liked this almost better than the electric gold from before. It was one amazing sunset!
Fog and Northern Lights (Odd
Nice to drive home in the afternoon...
Could this be the same crow I saw a couple of days ago? Once spring comes there will be dozens of crows flying to the eastern fields in the morning and flying home to the mountains in the west at sundown.
The last glimmer over the Warwick River evening of 1/31/14
On the flanks of Mt. Rainier, above Paradise (over 5,000 feet), winter has created a wonderful land of powdery pristine snow and charmingly bedecked alpine trees. Winter life is tough here but this bit of morning sun made it all so inviting to explore and enjoy.
A fresh blanket of snow covers the Washington Cascades. Photo taken from the summit of Sleeping Beauty with Mt. Adams towing in the background.
frosted tree in Wyandotte
You just never know what you're going to encounter on the byways of Tok Alaska.
Really hoping my presence wouldn't disturb the training of these dogs, I snapped away while the musher shouted 'straight on! straight on!' to his dogs.
Back Off!! You Can Have The Droppings!!!
This Tufted Titmouse was sitting up in this tree singing his heart out.
This is such a beautiful feature, I wish I'd had more latitude in selecting a proper lighting situation. But I am honored to have gotten even this much.
This photo features horseshoe Bend near page Arizona. It is north of the Grand Canyon and is part of the Colorado River system.
Swaths of Lavender (Vicki
Wild geraniums grace the woods.
This was near Somerset and it made me pull off on a road that went up a hill. Glad I got the shot before the nice man in the pickup came down and told me I
shouldn't be on that road. I guess there was a sign, but...hey! I wanted a better angle.:-)
My buddy, Maggie, watching the Eastern sky turn pink ovr
the mountains, while she patiently waited for me to take my pictures. So far, I have just showed the Eastern sky, but the real show tonight was in the West.
One of the islands on Dillon Reservoir looks so tiny
with the big, snow covered moumtains standing above
it. Still, only that one little cloud above Edwards the whole drive back. I don't know if that has ever happened
before. Usually, there will be clouds somewhere along
the way. It's funny, too, because after I got home, it
snowed overnight...just a thin layer, but it had to come
out of clouds, right?
After my visit in Evergreen, I came back to see if I could
now see the Continental Divide. The clouds were still there, though they were now more grey than white, and although I could see a little of the mountains,
it was the late afternoon light slanting in across the
mountains and foothills that made me smile. I always
like the way it looks at this time of day. I was glad I went
back for a second look.
So, Bud and I drove into Paonia to try a new Cafe we
had not been to before. We were not overwhelmed with
the cafe, but I decided it was a good day to try a road we
had never been on and right away, things were looking up
as we came to this row of small colorful mountains that
looked as if they had been dusted with powdered sugar.
The sky had variation of gray, so at least it wasn't that flat,
boring one-tone gray that it so often can be. Still some
Fall colors at the pretty ranch house.
It is this feral kitten's very favorite spot, so...it is, at
least for now, a day bed. There are other bird baths
with water in them, so no birds are being deprived,
and this black and white cutie makes me smile every time I see him stretched out in his 'day bed'. This is the first time
I could get a shot of him. We had just gotten home from our ride.