Saturday, August 29, 2009

Unexpected surprise

This porcupine was an unexpected surprise to see on a drive out to Camp Carroll yesterday. It wasn't disturbed by me at all, but I did keep a fair distance.

Friday, August 28, 2009

A good morning at the park

Every have a day where everything wasn't going good at all without any real warning? The job is hectic, the kids are making all the wrong decisions, your love life isn't... well anyways. Then you go to a place with happy memories and the world disappears?

That was Thursday. I ended up at Cuddy Park with a latte' and a blueberry muffin. When I got there it had just stopped raining. It was a little cool, but the sun was making its way out. There weren't many people there, but the ones that were there had come for a walk.

As I had my latte', I noticed the water was like glass. It was time for me to walk with my camera. What do you know, the world went away.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dang it, I think fall is here

I know, we've had an awesome summer, so I shouldn't complain. OK, I won't. This past weekend we had a downpour of rain like I haven't seen in a few years. Generally the rain here is more of a nuisance drizzle. The ducks at West Chester Lagoon hung on to a long and it reminded me of a ship wreck.

I got side tracked with a friend today, so we got lunch and went to Potter Marsh. The leaves they are a changing. I hadn't noticed it before today, but then they are just starting. Another week or so and.....

It's supposed to rain, probably drizzle for the next week. That should get things going. Of course that's good for my reflection shots.

Fall is adding color to things. I guess I'll have to enjoy driving around taking some fall shots. I probably should have bought a hybrid, but Lucille is much more fun. I chased after 2 injured geese earlier in the day. In the back I had 2 large kennels, a clam shell tote with my rain gear, blankets and stuff, my photography gear, my work stuff, our leftovers from lunch in their containers and there was still plenty of room. Of course I just paid $3.11 a gallon for regular and the news said the average price outside is $2.64 a gallon.

Notice the dead salmon next to the duck preening? I didn't until I was processing the photo's after I got home.

Anyways, it was an awesome Wednesday afternoon. Fall is here and so are the clouds.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Back in the saddle again

I've been back in action for some time now, but have all of the excuses for not blogging. The only one that really justifies this is that we have had a wonderful summer and I have been enjoying it as much as possible. Thanks for every one's post and emails checking on me.

The day started with an eagle release with friends of Bird TLC. The weather was iffy, but held on for the most of the day. It's that time of year where rain is on the agenda most of the time. If you want more on the eagle release, check out the TLC blog. I'll have a post on it later this weekend.

After the eagle release and coffee at Terra Bella's, my friend Britt and I went photography hunting. We started at Green Lake. The lighting was right since it was somewhat cloudy. Summer is obviously coming to a close because the fireweed blooms have pretty much bloomed out. But as you know, I like reflection shots and there were plenty out there.

We covered Upper and Lower Six Mile Lake, and Triangle lake and points in between. It's hard picking just a few shots to post here on the blog. I really need to get a Smugmug account.

Any which ways, what an awesome day. Thanks Britt for joining me. If you would like to see some of her work, visit her website at