Captured this camouflaged critter warming up in the morning sun atop a garden statue in my front yard. Maybe the fact that it hears through its belly explains why I was able to sneak up or it?
I used the Fujifilm Finepix T555 I bought my daughter to take on her summer class trip. The pocket camera has 16 megapixels and a 12x zoom. The grasshopper has tiny single lenses in the thousands x2 and a 20x broad jump.
I’m gonna live where the green grass grows
Watchin’ my corn pop up in rows ~ Tim McGraw (Jess Leary/Craig Wiseman)
Ok, it’s not my corn but I own it in my mind.
I stepped from the green grass in my backyard into the cornrows to watch the clouds dance across the field of blue above me.
Like a child, I sat down to greet the cornrows on their own level. The roots looked a bit parched so I stood up and did a little dance of my own.
One with the corn, I reached alongside the 10-foot stalks to fight for my share of the life-sustaining light and warmth of a late-July sun.
Rain this morning on the corn silk in the field behind my house.
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I am so excited to share that I submitted this photo in the 2013 Clay County 4-H Fair Open Class competition and it took the Champion Award.
This is Lake Hancock in the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Orlando, Florida.
This lorikeet is every bit as beautiful as the one in the previous post. I love the markings on the breast and underbelly of this one as opposed to the solid blocks of color on the first one. I hate it that I did not capture the bird’s tail.
Met this beautiful rainbow lorikeet Saturday at the aquarium at Newport on the Levee in Newport, Ky. (across the Ohio River from Cincinnati).
Here is my latest work on display with the River City Art Association in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“Bridgeton Waterfall” in May at Bridgeton in Parke County, Indiana.
“Bridgeton Waterfall” and its companion piece, “Froth,” showcase Big Raccoon Creek that flows beneath the Bridgeton Covered Bridge and over the dam, creating a waterfall alongside the Bridgeton Grist Mill as it meanders through Parke County, Indiana to the Wabash River.
The most photographed scene in Parke County was even more captivating on May 18, 2013 as the swollen creek spilled over limbs of a large tree left on the dam by recent floodwaters.
The water’s surface sparkled like diamonds in the afternoon sun and trees on an island just a few yards downstream cast shadows on the dam, adding a hint of blue to the gold in the waterfall’s curtain.
My adrenalin rushed faster than the water over the dam as I dangled my upper torso precariously over a stone barrier to position my camera as far down and away from the wall as I could to capture the colors of the dam as well as the cascading effect of the water falling over the tree limbs to the pool of foam below.
Click here to view a news release on the “2013 Year of the River” art show in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star.
I took this photo back in February and came oh so close to trashing it.
Even though the subject is blurred, I love the texture, or aura, surrounding them.
The animal spirit speaks to me … like a vision in a dream … ELUSIVE
Elusive by Merriam-Webster:
a : tending to evade grasp or pursuit <elusive prey>
b : hard to comprehend or define
c : hard to isolate or identify
All three define what I see, FEEL when I study this photo.
What do you think? … and no, I haven’t been in the locoweed!
Boat ramp to Cecil M. Harden Lake, formerly named Mansfield Lake, and still referred to as Raccoon Lake, in Parke County, Indiana. Enlarge photo to read a second sign.
Parking lot for those using the fishing pier at the tailwater area behind Cecil M. Harden Lake Dam (formerly Mansfield Dam).
Ok, not very creative, but this is all I could come up with on another dreary, rainy day in Central Indiana. Hey, at least I made an attempt to get out and shoot something fresh. I’ll share a couple more scenic photos from this little excursion in my next post.
In four days of camping over the Memorial Day weekend, I only took three pics worth posting. It was so cold at night (40 degrees) and then cold and raining a couple of days, and then it was muddy everywhere. We had to break camp and get on the road by noon today which, by the way, turned out warm and sunny!
The first two pics were taken at Horseshoe Lakes Thousand Trails Preserve in St. Bernice, Indiana.
On Friday I noticed the cottony seed tufts of the cottonwood trees drifting like huge snowflakes across a field of blue. Of course, here they look like tiny white lint or dust spots on my camera lens, but I did get a nice starburst from the sun glinting through the tree branches.
The flower is the same as what we have here in our woods, not sure what it is.
On Saturday, I drove to nearby Clinton to snap this photo of the Wabash River. I’m told trains still use the old iron bridge.