Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fountains in the Night

Night shots of fountains produce some interesting images. The glowing yellow is from the reflection of the street lights.

Friday, January 29, 2010

After lunch nap

Napping in the sunshine after lunch and a romp in the pool. That is the life.

Water, Water Everywhere

Phoenix drenched by rain leaves sidewalks covered in water. The ducks get the lake to themselves, since you need web feet to get around the lake.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Feeding time at the zoo for the otters. They put on a nice show. I hope to work with these pictures to make a book. Should be fun. :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Passed on walks

We pass this on our walk several times a week. Today I decided to shoot the contrast between living and dead. The smaller tree had the bark stripped that killed the tree. Both have stood together for quite a while. I wonder if the park care takers will ever remove the dead one?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunrise and clouds

Hiking early morning at Phoenix Mountains, the clouds create a spectacular sunrise. I can't capture the way the clouds seemed to glow. Incredible morning and feeling great to be alive.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather, flock together took on a lot more meaning one gray morning.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Rain = Flowers

I have listened to the rain for 3 days now, which is down right odd in Phoenix. I am staying hopeful since lots of rain now means a bumper wild flower crop. I love the wild flowers.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Closed eyes

Humans aren't the only ones that close their eyes when their picture is taken.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Decided to pick a day from last year and look through my picture files. I came up with this one. I am always fascinated when I find abstracts in nature. Close enough and things take on a new look.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Meet Princess. She is a princess at heart. I still wouldn't want to meet her in a dark alley. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010


Amazing how streamlined an otter is, almost looks like a log with eyes.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Osprey is back

Early morning light reflected off of our local osprey. I caught the photo as the hawk sailed just above me in the search for food at the lake.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Took my daughter and her son to the zoo and found out that the otter is her favorite animal. Fortunately, they were out playing. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Close encounters

Thanks to the platform at the zoo it is possible to get up close to the giraffe. I enjoyed taking pictures almost eye to eye.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Two Moons

I can't do this all the time but occasionally when I am shooting pictures of the moon I can get double moons, one bright and the other showing the shadows on the moon. This was shot using a timer and tripod. So strange.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Heron dignity

Looking at my pictures of the heron today I realized how dignified the bird looks. The bird is letting me get a little closer each time.

Friday, January 8, 2010

One Morning

These pictures were taken about every two minutes. The sky changes quickly and only a camera can freeze the frames of time.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Full Moon

Capturing a full moon on a cloudy night poses some interesting problems. Fortunately, I had a tripod that helped steady the camera for a longer shot. Turned out different than I thought. I think I like the picture better than the original view. Interesting.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Pulled this from my pictures last May. I am fascinated how light plays in the clouds. Glowing white and dark grays play off each other. Beautiful.

Monday, January 4, 2010

More sculpture


Morning Solitude

Some I can see why the title fits, others leave me wondering if I missed the point. Sometimes I think the artist's point of view includes information that I don't know. The more I learn the more I understand different pieces of art.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!
We purchased a new iMac with a 27 inch screen. I have spent all my time getting it ready for my pictures all 20,000 +. Organizing them should give me a lovely chance to review the year.
Pictures will be back soon. :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Lights

I love Christmas lights. I took a bunch of pictures and these were my favorites. Hard to see the first one, the lights are projected on to the tree. Looks like fairy lights.