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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ABC Wednesday: C is for clear calm cormorant color clivia


C is for clear calm waters.

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C is for cormorants cooling their heels.

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C is for clivia making a splash of color.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Sunny Saturday Swordplay


I was quite surprised to see swordplay amongst the activities taking place at Shelley Lake.

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It was a perfect day for a walk and since I didn't have much energy, a perfect day for frequent photo stops.
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I was dazzled by the reflections in the creek that feeds into the lake.
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The geese were foraging in the grasses.
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The lake was a study in blues as was the sky.
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One of the cormorants held a wings spread out pose for a long time.
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The duck seemed to be chasing its tail in the water.
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The three ducks below were having a pleasant conversation.
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The gulls were flying with sparkling fairies.
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Last year and the year before, this lake froze over for part of the winter but I doubt it will this year.
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It feels a lot more like spring than winter.
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It annoyed me when I spotted the plastic bag draped over the branches below.
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When I see trash I pick it up but I wouldn't have been able to reach that littering plastic.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: A monochrome morning


The first shot is for the weekend in black and white and the second shows it wasn't as monochrome of a morning as I thought.
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I was surprised when I zoomed in that several of the birds in the tree above were male cardinals wearing their red finery.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

SkyWatch Friday: Moving too fast


A few trees are moving too fast towards spring due to the crazy weather.

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Although most of the trees are naked, I do worry about ones that are starting to look to spring.
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I am enjoying the variety of sky shooting opportunities.
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It seems like it's always gray until I glance at my weekly sky photos and realize there is a lot of blue in between the storms.
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The Dogwood may not do very well this spring because I've noticed a lot of the tips of the branches have been broken off.
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I think I prefer the bare branches of winter to almost any of the tree cycles.
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I like how the light can bronze the branches like the shot below.
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I am missing snow this winter. I don't want an extreme storm but I enjoy a pretty snow.
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I feel like I'm saying the same things each week when I post my sky shots but that's because there isn't much new going on.
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I keep shooting the hodgepodge sky and wonder about the bizarre weather.
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I am starting to bore myself although I don't find the sky boring.
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I run out of things to say so perhaps I should just post one shot and not try to write in between shots.
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Maybe I'll try that next week.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ABC Wednesday: B is for Bunny

Big boisterous bunnies bound across my yard in the summer.

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Bunnies like weeds better than cultivated plants in my experience.
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Bashful bunny freezes when scary human points her black camera at him.
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It is funny how sometimes bunnies in my garden will almost seem to avoid the flowers.
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I was serious about them preferring weeds. Even when I grew carrots and lettuce, the bunnies would munch down on weeds and ignore the vegetables.
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One last bunny with its white cotton tail behind.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Our World Tuesday: Reflections and Shadows

I enjoy unexpected reflections and shadows.
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It amused me to see the water tower above reflected in an office building window.
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The cats above and below were exploring the shadows on my next door neighbor's backyard.
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It was quite a surprise to see the clivia miniata below reflected in my living room desk's cabinet.
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Below is a shot of the clivia miniata in front of the window and to the right, facing the photo, is a corner of the cabinet that showed off its reflection in the previous shot.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

The Weekend in Black and White: Downtown Durham, NC


This house sits in a part of Durham, NC that is mostly office buildings and parking lots. I find it charming but wish the car hadn't been in the driveway.

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