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A Blue Sky Day. April 14, 2009

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Today was fair, warm and  breezy, feeling a bit more like Spring than it has in a week:


It looked like it, too:

colt'sfoot butterfly

Small critters stirred as hawks eyed them with terminal intent:

who's this?

When the wind finally died down, still ponds repeated the scene with startling clarity:

birch reflection

…as a mallard and his mate sunned and preened:

two ducks

Finally, high clouds slipped in as the day ended, bathing upcountry farms in a warm light:

farm with horse at sunset

All in all, it was a relaxing drive home from a good day’s work.

More Reflections. October 11, 2008

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This could turn into a series or something.

This past year has been the windiest period I can recall.  And as an aspiring amateur photographer, I’ve been stymied at every turn, with nothing standing still for my clumsy attempts to capture its image.

This afternoon was, finally, still.

So I went in search of reflections of the riot which is October in these parts, and found them, still at last:

The details were very cool, very undisturbed, and fertile ground for interpretation:

I’ve been looking at this photograph for a while now, and I think it’s my proudest piece so far.

A Few Pics… April 7, 2008

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…from the weekend.

This is “Morning In America,” at least the America where I live:

Walking through the woods along a spring freshet, these turkeytail fungi caught my eye –

I found myself in a spruce clear-cut,with the corpses of mature trees piled twenty feet high at my back, and a gusty wind orchestrating the rain-stick rattle of last season’s goldenrod:

And at the end of the day, reflecting on nature always grounds me, so this seemed appropriate: