Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Disappearing Scarecrow



There once was a Happy Scarecrow AND  a very determined red squirrel.

Seems he had winter on his mind.   "Cozy" was a concern.


First he went after the cravat.   The scarecrow just looked on . . .

He was determined . . . but the cravat held . .


So he dropped to the belt buckle . . 

and the vest . . . 


The vest took some coaxing . . 


But by the time he got down to the shirt - he'd got the hang of it.

The scarecrow just kept smiling.

I think he enjoyed the attention :)

See the little critter in action:

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Jumping Spider Poses for a Portrait . .


 He's in there . . . on the right . . . tucked into a leaf



Making an appearance . . .



 I'm ready for my close-up . . . 




How's this pose ?



How's about a dorsal shot . . ?





Don't forget the belly.

(Jumping spiders always go for your camera lens:)

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Color of All The Sunsets and Sunrises Occurring on Earth

That's why the moon - during an eclipse  - takes on a rosy glow.
We we're lucky early this morning.   It was worth the effort to get out of bed and onto a hill behind my brother's in Loudonville, Ohio.





Thursday, October 02, 2014

Not My World Anymore . . .

The local botanical garden provides camera fodder during any season.  A few days ago I happily photographed bugs, flowers and mushrooms.   As I headed back toward my car . . a phalanx of young people swept  toward me on the paved path.   They gave no quarter.  I had to step into the grass.
I turned around and took my revenge with my camera.









Not my world anymore folks. . . 
The only time I got that naked when I was a kid . . .was on a  beach  . . and my bathing suit was actually more modest than these outfits :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Spiderweb Morning
















Maybe a couple times a year . . . .  Magic.




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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What we may not deserve . . . but surely need . . .

A little beauty . . . a little whimsy . .   amidst this old world's shadows . . .


 You can see her toes in this shot !!  ^


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Friday, August 01, 2014

Brother Bob's Northview Aerie (Hubby say's He's calling it "Northern Exposure")




The view looking North . . . .
Yup.  He's a genius:)

By request . . . a few more pixes.  The gazebo is about 20 feet below and 30 felt horizontally from the aerie.  He designed and built the floating gazebo some 20 plus years ago.








Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Natural With Her Paint Brush.

If I could paint I'd love my work to look like these paintings that I collected on the elbow of Cape Cod.
Janice Lincoln is the lovely lady that assists her son on the Rip Ryder which carries summer visitors for sightseeing, picnicking and seal viewing to the island off the southern end of the Cape. It's the Monomoy Island Ferry.

In the winter she paints.   Just for the fun of it.   Her work captures the feel of the ocean and the places she's grown to know over time.  Her husband, Ed (Porky) knows they're good and smiles indulgently as I bug him to let me have first dibs on them as he opens his van to perspective ferry passengers.   There they are.  I've waited all winter to have a look.  They are so reasonably priced that I feel guilty.
But not guilty enough to save them for the next passerby's.  Thank you Jan.  They're lovely and will brighten spirits next winter back in Ohio.










Monday, June 09, 2014