During the last month, I chronicled the life of an American Robin and her 3 hatchlings living on my front porch. The first baby made its entrance on May 5th, and the last left home on May 19th. From egg to flight in a mere 14 days. I am completely amazed by nature. I hope … Continue reading The Robin Experience
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At long last, the snow from last week's storm finally melted overnight. A few hours and six inches of snow later, all that's left is a hint of what's to come. Just a few more days now. Just a few more days....
It's not very often that we get a spectacular sunset here in the Valley, but there was definitely something peculiar going on in the stratosphere today. Every direction you looked, there was a different cloud formation and color palette. Of course, I couldn't help but do a little sunset chasing on my way home from … Continue reading Sunset
I've been grumbling a lot lately about my inability to move forward in various aspects of my life. I am a generalist by nature: learn just enough to get by, then move on to the next thing. But that's no longer enough. I'm in a chronic state of "user error" and I want to get better. … Continue reading Thornrose Cemetery
It's October 26th, and the leaves are nearly past prime. I went out shooting pictures yesterday and today and found - surprisingly - I'm really tired of taking pictures of trees. In fact, I'm kind of tired of doing the same thing over and over and over in every aspect of my life. So, It's time to … Continue reading Primetime Finale
I can't afford proper photo editing software, so I've been playing around with a couple of free online programs. Pixlr.com looks a bit like Photoshop and can easily handle basic formatting and exposure compensation issues. But there are times when I take hum-drum photos and want to do something to spice them up. Today I … Continue reading Photo Editing