Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Finally, an update!!

As many of you know, my true passion is Photography, particularly bird photography. I keep an app on my Kindle called Audubon Birds, which is a way to record the species I have seen. It is called a "Lifelist". I have been able to add several species over the past couple of months. I have my own personal rule. In order to add a bird to my lifelist, I must have a picture that clearly shows the bird so I can make an undeniable identification. Here are some of the birds I have been fortunate enough to add:

The beautiful Snowy Owl. Shooting (with my camera) this bird was a dream come true for me. To get the thrill of watching it hunt was breath taking.

American Black Duck

 Greater Scaup

White Winged Scoter

And lastly, although not a life list bird, I leave you with an image of Spring. Enjoy your week.
Eastern Bluebird. This beauty was kind enough to sit still for me when I went shooting on my Birthday. Best gift ever!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Day of the Eagle

I went back to back days, trying to find a hot spot for Bald Eagles. I had heard there were several along the Rock River between Beloit and Newville, so I headed out to see if I could find them. I did. The first day was so magical, I decided to go the next day as well.  Its been so cold here in Wisconsin, that the Eagles are showing up near dams and areas of open water, which are few and far between. Much of the river is frozen solid, so looking for them right now is a little easier. I saw 2 adult and 6 juvenile Eagles on one day! On to the pictures.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Welcome home BRIMLEY

I once again added to the menagerie!! I have always wanted a Flowered Shar Pei, so when I saw the picture of the little blue mini flowered Shar Pei puppy, I fired off an e-mail to the breeder and we exchanged several messages. Long story short, I added the puppy to my family. I decided on the name Brimley after a great friend suggested he looked like Wilford Brimley and I should name him Wilford. I didnt really like that, but loved Brimley. My friend Molly and I took a long trip to Iowa to pick him up, and he has meshed perfectly with my family.
 Meeting for the first time.
 Jax on the right, Brimley on the left, and Pyper in the back.

Holy Smokes! Where did 3 months go??

I cant believe I havent posted since October. I guess time really got away from me. I have been super busy lately. A friend and I started a photography business, and I have been spending a lot of time working on that. I am still out and about, taking nature shots. That is my main passion, but it doesnt pay the bills. I am planning on making a better effort to keep up with my blog this year (since I cant make any less of an effort)!! Anyway, on to the shots.
 Birch Tree
 Cedar Waxwing
 Sandhill Crane
 Montery Bridge at Sunset

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!!!

What another update already?? Yes!! I have still been doing a lot of photography. The Fall season colors are winding down now. Still some really pretty trees, but its rainy and gray and getting chilly. I guess you just have to work with what Mother Nature gives you!! On to the pictures.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Its Fall!!

Fall is in full swing here in Wisconsin. We even had a bit of snow flurries yesterday afternoon. The colors are just beautiful here. My friend Molly and I have been doing a lot of hiking and camera shooting the past few months.
On a personal note, lots has changed in my life. I have recently filed for divorce and moved out on my own. My friend Molly and I are starting a Photography business and have been doing a lot of sessions lately. Life is good, and I am happy for the first time in a long while. Ending a marriage is never easy, and not to be taken lightly, but in my case, it needed to be done.
Anyway, Here are some of my recent shots. Enjoy!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Still shooting....

Hi!! Part of the reason I havent posted in awhile is I have been having problems with Blogger. I have posted in the help forum and written e-mails, but have been offered no help. I still shoot each and every day. I wish I could easily update here, but I cant. Sometimes I can post with no trouble, othertimes I can't get anything to work the right way. To get caught up now, would be next to impossible, but I will try to post more often, time allowing! Having 3 dogs now including a small puppy, my time in much more limited.
Clearwing Hummingbird Moth

Sulpher Butterfly

Goldenrod Spider

The prairie

Caterpillar, as of yet, unidentified.

Juvenile Mourning Dove

Hawk, not identified

Crow, on top of a grave marker.