Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I spent a bunch of time at Squaw Peak Park this morning. I am amazed where plants find a spot to sprout and grow.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ticked Off

I was amused when I looked at the pictures of this black bird. I realized that the bird looks really ticked off. I am amused that creatures can show such emotions that many believe they can not feel.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Sometimes the most amazing thing is how the subject, the park heron, interacts with the background in an unexpected way.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

So Close

I was so close the heron decided to put some space between us. What a wing spread.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The beginning

This is a beginning of a glass bowl that will be created for a demonstration at the Renaissance Fair which ends this weekend. I am happy to say that the pictures turned out as good as I hoped. More to come.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Looking for prints

I am hunting for the print I want to make of the hawk in the park. So far I have several to choose from. This is one of my favorites.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What I should be doing

I had to wait awhile before she would settle down to go to sleep. Now I need to do the same. Good night!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Glass Book

I am super excited. I have taken pictures of the glass blowing demonstration for about 3 years. This year the people doing the demo gave me permission to use the pictures to make a children's picture book on blowing glass. Gooooo Blurb.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not thinking

Whichever duck laid this egg did not think through the problems of location.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Passed by WHAT?....

On the way to the Renaissance Fair, this passed me on the freeway. I was delighted to find it in the parking lot when I could get my camera out and get the details. WOW.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Back to the Ren Fair

Tomorrow I head back to round two of the Renaissance Fair. I am currently taking many pictures of the glass blower in hopes of creating a picture book. I need signatures to have permission.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bumps on a log

Do you ever feel like a bump on a log? The zoo pond is filled with turtles that enjoy sunning themselves until about May.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Underwater Birds?

Amazing how the rays seem to fly through the water like a bird in flight. They look so graceful.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Still soaring -

Our hawk was back this week cruising the lake. I am so enthralled with the beauty of this bird.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Captivity allows for a really close view. Beautiful.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


I took my grandson to the park. We had all this wonderful equipment to play on and all he wanted to do was play with the wood chips. He decided he liked the little sticks bunches and bunches and wanted to play a lot longer than grandma. I had a great day.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Sometimes it is not the beauty of the subject but the oddity of some artistic aspect, like repetition.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Less than perfect

Sometimes a less than perfect shot has such an interesting feel to it that I keep it. I know I would never sell this to someone else, because on close inspection it shows camera movement. But when I was cleaning up my Flickr account I just couldn't delete it. I whittled my pictures down from over 6000 pictures to about 1200. Now I need to learn how to share them. Using a computer is more frustrating than fixing them. I can't approach the problem with the attitude - I can erase your hard drive.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Most of my photographs are urban nature and family. (I don't post people very much.) The San Diego Temple is a beautiful building that I just didn't want to resist.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gorgeous Day for...

A Wedding. Well I missed a couple of days traveling to my son's wedding. It was a wonderful day.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Man Power

During the Renaissance the main power was Man Power as demonstrated by these fellows running the ride at the Renaissance Fair.

Monday, March 1, 2010

As High As...

The Renaissance Fair had elephant rides available this year. A low fence and easy access gave me a great opportunity to be eye to eye with the elephant.