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Friday, February 28, 2014

Photohunters boogie steps and The Weekend in Black and White



My baby could boogie with very young steps. Since my baby turns 29 on March 2, I thought it appropriate to use this shot for the two photohunter themes and also for the Weekend in Black and White.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

SkyWatch Friday: Varied sky shots

The purple band of color behind the tree at sunset reminds me of a mountain.
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 Below the jets were drawing on the sky.
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 I frequently see birds on the branch tips of the tree below.
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 We've had many days where the sky is gray until sunset and then the colors and shapes burst out.
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 I like the silhouettes of birds that I see at the end of the day.
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Most of my sunset shots are taken from my bedroom window.
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Especially this time of the year I get better sunset angles from inside than when I go outside.
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It's different in the summer when the best sunset shots around my house are taken from the street.
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I use the term sunset loosely because it's the colorful sky I can capture from home not so much the sun itself going down.
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 From home the sun itself is hidden by trees before it changes colors.
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 I see a heart and a kite shape in the sky below.
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 The next shot was one I took from my driveway facing east while the sun was going down in the west.
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 The clouds have been great this winter.
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 I love cotton ball clouds against a blue sky, a statement I make on my blog frequently.
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I keep thinking I'll try captions in between shots but that takes me longer than rambling sentences.
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 I love the sky reflected in the lake.
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 The gulls like to line up on the bridge railing.
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 We even had one day over the past seven with a solid blue sky.
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 The little warbler below was keeping an eye on me.
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 It's looking more and more like spring.
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Every time I see flowers I photograph them because we had a string of warm days but it's turning cold again and most of the early flowers won't last long.
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We usually have our last frost date in April so not too long before we'll be past the freeze thaw pattern.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ABC Wednesday: G is for guessing game

My guess from a distance was that the neighborhood children had drawn a hopscotch board on the sidewalk for a hopping game.
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When I got closer I wasn't sure what the game was but it definitely wasn't hopscotch.
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The first two shots are from last week and are only a small portion of the drawings I spotted along the sidewalk.
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The third through last shots were taken this Monday and this group looked like perhaps they were playing a safety game.
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The children and parents weren't outside when I spotted these sidewalk games so your guess is as good as mine as to what game, if any, they were playing.
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Our World and Nature Notes: spring like days


We've had a string of days with spring weather although it's supposed to turn cold again.
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My hellebore (lenten rose) above was beaten down by the snow and ice but is still a harbinger of spring.
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The birds watched the sunset with me one evening after the rain ended.
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I was photographing the sunset from my window and the birds were in the tree tops.
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Most of the birds left but there was one that watched the sunset as long as I did.
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 A bird was watching the sunrise with me one morning below.
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 Male cardinals usually stand out but the one below found a tree with camouflage to suit his feathers.
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 I love bare winter trees but am beginning to look for signs of new growth.
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 A few of my daffodils are already blooming.
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 The female cardinal below was keeping an eye on me.
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 The titmouse below was also watching me.
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 Titmouse move so fast it's hard for me to shoot them (with my camera of course).
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 We've had some beautiful skies in between gray periods.
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 The rest of the shots are from a walk this Sunday.
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 It was a great day for a walk.
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 The cormorants are still at the lake but they usually leave in the spring and return in the fall.
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The gulls also leave this lake in the spring and return by late fall or early winter.
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 The gulls must breed somewhere else because there are gulls year round where I live but they aren't at this particular lake after spring gets underway or in the summer.
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I always start watching for them to return in the late fall.
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 The great blue heron are at the lake year round.
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