Would You Look At That!

The guy is clowning around, of course, but his victims don’t seem to realize it.


Next Autumn’s Debris

The buds in the photo below this one are now springing forth.

Nikon D5100 with Nikon Micro Nikkor 85 mm macro lens. If you keep clicking on the photo to enlarge it to its largest size, you can see two horizontal strands of spider web in the center, which testifies to the sharpness of this lens.


The trees are budding, which means a big cleanup job in the autumn.

A Foggy Morning

This was a foggy morning, March 18th.

The Sun After The Fog

Following several days of fog, the sun came out, so I cleaned the moss off my concrete sun and took his photo. Such a pleasant smile!

Beautiful Early Morning

On my way to work.

Dramatic Early Morning Sky

The sky looked quite dramatic early one morning (March 8th).

Early Morning Moon

The moon looked quite beautiful, early one morning, just before I left for work.

Kung Po Veggies

One of my favorite Chinese meals is Kung Po Vegetables in Szechuan gravy and loads of hot pepper.

Spring Came Early This Year

This winter has been remarkably mild and the signs of Spring are here. Indeed our Daffodils began to bloom around February 20th, this year.

I bought a set of reflectors, 48″ in diameter, which includes black, white, silver, gold and a fine gauze diffuser to soften harsh light. I used the diffuser on these Daffodils which were in strong sunlight. Such light washes out the details. Photos of the reflectors are found here:

Early Morning Fog

A light fog added beauty and a sense of peace to a new morning. The splash of color in the middle was from two lights on a house down the road. One was a yard light on a pole.

Wish You Had One?

Golden Days

There’s something about the glow of the early morning sun on my wife’s teapot collection that takes me back to the golden days when peace seemed more abundant than it is today.

“Something deep within me sighs
And wishes for the peaceful skies of long ago.”
–Karen Carpenter

Now The Leaves Are Gone

It looks so bright now the leave are gone. A road in my development.

Autumn Decoration

A good friend of mine sent me a fruit basket for Thanksgiving. It was decorated with a bow and imitation autumn leaves. I didn’t have the heart to throw it away so it now graces my kitchen counter.

Sunshine On A Jar

The sun shone through my bathroom blind onto a small jar, casting a nice shadow.

Late Autumn

November 20th, 2011. Trees in my back yard. 4.30 p.m.

The moon. 6.30 a.m. November 19, 2011

Taken with a hand-held Nikon D80 with a Nikon 55 – 300 mm lens at the 300 mm focal length.


Worship of Spam

There is no lunch meat but Spam! Blessed be it’s porky name.

Trashy People

Everyone is encouraged to recycle to save so much waste going to the landfill. Recycling bins are placed in many locations and are free to use. It’s a good system but there are those who abuse it. I have seen trash that isn’t suitable for recycling, such as a foam cushion with a vinyl cover that apparently came from an old sofa. There were also long slats of wood paneling. Such abusers know that somebody else will pick up their trash and dispose of it.

Today, I saw a huge cardboard box dumped by a recycling bin. The bin was empty, so there was no excuse for leaving the box on the ground for somebody else to deal with. It’s this kind of ill-mannered, loutish behavior that makes it necessary for security cameras to be set up. There are no cameras there just yet but perhaps the time will come when it will be necessary. Meanwhile, if I see somebody dump trash by the bins, I will get a tag number and report them to the state. Such people are dirt bags and deserve to be fined for illegal dumping!

So who is going to clean up this mess and take it away? The trucks that handle the recycling bins are not equipped to deal with other trash, but I guess this doesn’t matter to the person who dumped it.