Red Rock and Yellow Trees

27 11 2011
Our 2011 trip west. I never tire of this country.

The Patriarchs

Bryce Canyon

Fall Color at the North Rim

Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde

Pacific Coast and Big Sur

27 11 2011

The summer of 2010 we were in California and drove up the coast from San Diego to Eureka. As much time as I’d spent in California, I’d never made that trip. It’s a little late but believe I’ll post my favorite image from last summer.

California Coast

California Coast

Frost Flowers

27 11 2011

Had my first experience recently with Frost Flowers. Sixty five years old and I’d never seen them.


My Backyard

3 11 2011

In was raining today, a steady soaking downpour, and I’d been to town to have my truck inspected. Coming home, I decided to pull into our back field where I’d been cleaning up and clearing brush, getting ready to put our new home in. It was cool out, low forties, but I needed the fresh air so rolled my window down. Hadn’t much more than settled in when a deer walked out of the brush less than 50 yards from me. She was small, one of last years fawns, and she paid me no mind at all so I got my camera out of the bag on the seat beside me. Fortunately, before I left the house, I’d put a long telephoto lens with image stabilization on so was prepared.

I took a few shots of her when a second deer walked into my viewfinder. It was one of the does that has lived on our place for quite some time, and I managed to get a good shot of her and one of the two together.

Deer in my backyard.

In My Backyard


Backyard by the brushpile.