Here is a wide-angle shot of my backyard. This is very early summer, 2015. For perspective, the width of the area shown is about 80-feet. That is my yard-boy (er, Son) with the wheelbarrow. The maze with the succulents in the center, the Chimenera with its Mexican Emblem, in one corner….the old bench. The wooded-area across the far edge of the photo is my Tree … Continue reading My Maze and Tree Garden
I published this photo as a blog post a week or so ago, but I didn’t tag it to Photo101. I am intrigued with the photo, and would like to have comments on how the exposure could have been better. The icicle was just hanging there from the eaves, and I just had to try to capture it. I like the reflection of the moon … Continue reading Entry for Day 10 — Mystery
These are some photos I took with my little Sony Cyber-shot. I was intrigued by the visual effects through the double-pane window, so opened the door and went outside onto the small deck. There is very little room for movement there. Specifically what I wanted was to capture the moonlight reflecting off an icicle hanging from the eaves. The temperature was about 7 degrees Fahrenheit. … Continue reading Moon-watching on a cold Winter night
My story about the Butterfly on my deck originally included a Hummingbird. The tale is true, but I decided not to stretch my credibility by putting two improbable creatures in the same post, but they were in fact on my deck under a canopy at the same time. There are a pair of the little birds that work the red Bee Balm, and the huge … Continue reading An unlikely visit from a Hummingbird.
At first I thought it was artificial, a butterfly made of painted wood, with wire legs and antennae. One of the kids had put it there to fool me, or as a surprise. I stared at it closely, and one of its legs twitched almost imperceptibly. Its black body was covered with white polka-dots, close together in horizontal rows. It appeared almost surreal, its delicate wings black and a … Continue reading Butterflies and Cameras