The snow storm continues
Got off work this morning and more of this white stuff. Fortunately it is melting during the day, so there isn't all that much accumulation.
Snow 3 - detail of snow on some evergreens, converted to B/W. It was pretty much B/W anyway.
Snow 4 - snowy scene
Snow 5 - snow on tree with red brick background.
Snow 5.5 - edited for Mack
On a hike the other wkend came across an old house that had what I classified as possbile protection from big critters attempting to get through window..... guard ..what do you think?
Enjoy the gorgeous afternoon--or at least it is in my part of the country....
Sorry, after posting and then view the photo, you will probably need to hit CtrlN in order to see the 'guard'....
Moving is taking up more and more of my time.
I did take this shot, with the P&S, of a room we're converting over to the duck room.
I volunteer at a local conservation area and this last weekend a group of us headed off to visit some of the Dept of Conservation attractions in southern Missouri. First stop was Prairie State Park for a Bison Hike where we saw Bison and finally a Bison herd. Stopped to view the Widest Waterfall in Missouri and found the cutest, fattest Cotton Rat gorging himself on sunflower seeds falling from a bird feeder.
Camera info: all shots taken using a 55-200mm zoom lens with auto-stabilization, handheld. For Bison shots used a Cokin graduated neutral density filter to keep from overexposing the sky
When looking up while hiking the other wkend I liked the way the sun was hitting the trees reaching upward ..
Enjoy the rest of the evening......
Over the limeston cliff
Southern Indiana is a beautiful area to visit. This time it is to Madison, IN that I went. I have restaurant customers in the area so it was a perfect time to do a bit of travel photography. I was taking videos and stills and this photo is of a waterfall dropping over a high steep hill. The area is predominately of limestone and is very shocking to come upon from around the curves of the road. I have eliminated to bottom which is a grated hole to drain the water without eroding the road. Yes I did a bit of work on this image but only to maintain the feel for what this beautiful scene offers. The Falls
Waterfall over Cliff1
Flowers showing up on the prairie
Prairie Flower and along the streams Gray Dogwood and Gray Dogwood grouping (not sure about these last two images - maybe wild plum. Dogwood have 4 petals, wild plum have 5). Any botanists in the group?
OK I found out this weekend the what I thought were gray dogwood are really wild plum. Some botanist I am!
While hiking the other day and enjoying nature these Sprouts were noticed....or maybe it was just a bad hair day..
Enjoy this day you have been given......
While moving some duckies to the new nest, there has been a few casualties.
No idea what plant these seed pods belong to --> Seed Pod Found them in a local prairie. Not the best image, wind was really blowing and I didn't have a tripod with me.
Note: Turns out these are the seed pods of the False Indigo plant (Baptisia) good call Mackinawman
Lens: Nikkor f1:2.8 105mm micro, hand held