Friday, October 31, 2008

More Halloween

Creativity knows no limits. Boo!!

Halloween! That's what's going on...

Here and there spooks are in town.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Something going on

There's still something in the air, signs of spooks and goblins......

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Something is happening in the neighborhood, inklings of things to come.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Gobble Gobble

The migration season is over, but there are still nice birds to see. A winter wren caught my eye and I wondered what other little birds might be around. But as luck would have it it wasn't the tiny birds that presented themselves. It was the resident wild turkey. This big girl really has no fear of humans. Preening was in order. Right at my feet. Tourists stopped to gawk. Lots of expected comments,- "where's the cranberry sauce", "I'll bring stuffing", "Is it here for the Macy's Parade?" Standing and watching I was struck by the beautiful coloration and the way this bird would blend into the leaf-floor when viewed from above. A totally goofy looking, stunning creature.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

More of Mother Nature's "eye candy"

It's raining today, too wet for being in the park. These are from my archives, Mother Nature's buckets of "paint".

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mother Nature's paint brush

The leaves are beginning to turn. Autumn colors. Eye candy. In the 80s I walked around with a diffusion filter on the lens, impressionistic memories. Now I can play digital "games".

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The eyes have it

I didn't see much today, but what I saw watched me right back, eyeball-to-eyeball Sunday.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A little help now and then

I have to admit having a preference for roaming alone. That way if I see something interesting there's no pressure to move on because someone else is antsy. However, sometimes it helps to have an expert nearby. "Look, look, that's a field sparrow". I never would have noticed. There are lots of different kinds of sparrows and my eye is not yet "sparrow-alert". My brain also equates yellow/black with the goldfinch, so when I photographed a "goldfinch" and showed the image to one of the best experts who was right there, Cal Vornberger, his reply was, "that's a scarlet tanager". That blew my mind. Scarlet tanager is red/ black, right? Not in the autumn. They turn yellow. Or this could have been an immature tanager. Didn't matter. I learned something new. I like watching a sparrow eating a cupcake. That's an easy ID. I really appreciate an expert when something different appears.