Wordless Wednesday

A Feathered Friend

I hear these birds every morning, but they have always been hard to locate. The plants and trees in my yard are flourishing and the birds are nesting, so all of the shrubbery will stay thick and full until autumn.

Anyway, after a few weeks of “talking” with this specific species, one finally decided to strike a pose for proper identification:

It is a white-crowned sparrow – very pretty!

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Beautiful Images (Re-blogged)

Hummingbirds~

I always love to see these precious, flying jewels up close…these pictures are perfection!

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I can’t believe I finally got a photo of a hummingbird’s forked tongue! I have never captured the fork at the end of the tongue because it typically springs open once a hummer inserts her tongue in a flower. But here it is, for us to see!

We have somewhere around 70 or more hummers at The Holler now, so we are getting lots of very bright color. Hummers flash their colors at will, sometimes as warnings when sparring. This guy was caught at dusk, flashing away to keep intruders at bay.


Once a year, at peak swarm, I feed the hummers by hand. I only do it once, for about an hour because I don’t want the hummers to become tame, thinking all humans can be trusted, because unfortunately, as we all know, some humans should not be trusted.
By the way, the white dust you see on this…

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Spring Fever~

Spring is springing…it is just around the corner! These flowers are as eager for Ostara as I am. Beautiful!
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Thousands

of ranunculus


bloom in early spring.

Capturing light.


Creating hope.

Bringing happiness,

on fragile petals.


Spring cheers to you,


from the Carlsbad Ranunculus fields~

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Extreme Weather: Storm Chaser Photography

Storm-chasing…I’ve done a tiny bit of it, here and there, but nothing compared to what this guy has done! Sheer, breath-taking magnificence…
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ALK3R

Jonas Piontek is a talented self-taught photographer, travel enthusiast, student and storm chaser from Grünberg, Hessen who currently based in Lich, Hesse, Germany.

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Amazing Snaps of The Andromeda Galaxy

These are phenomenal! I wonder what sort of exposure and filters were used for these shots? I could stare at the stars for hours…impressive and captivating!
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ALK3R

A view of the sky from the Zervreila Mountain Lagoon in Switzerland

The Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way, can be seen shining above a remote village in Switzerland.

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Friday Flashback: Weekend Fun

I found a few more photos that seemed alright to share, so here they are: scenes from the Puyallup Fair, where I first got to see the Moody Blues in concert; and the well-known, annual, Seattle Seafair! I also decided to add two old gaming screen-shots, and a Moody Blues song that I enjoy almost as much as ‘The Voice’ – I hope that you like it, too.

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The Moody Blues in concert, sans orchestra…and a couple of people sailing in for a touchdown.

…a massive military jet…and the Navy’s Blue Angels!

Entertainment at a backyard party – tons of fun!

Travel Photographs: Cemeteries

I’m sorting through my travel photographs, getting them organized into some semblance of chronological order, and came across some pictures I took of various tombstones in different cemeteries. As a child, I would go to the library and check out books, then ride my bicycle to the goat farm, or to the main cemetery – there were three in all – and sit behind one of the biggest tombstones to read. For me, it was a place to be around people who weren’t bothered by my presence, and who wouldn’t bother me.

Cemeteries, to me, are peaceful and serene places. I also think that it would be nicer if trees were planted in memory of people. Still, the artwork of tombstones, and the tales they tell, are fascinating.

Monday Scenery…

Recycling an old post, because it’s a good one! Photographs taken by yours truly…enjoy. Find the hidden link, and you’ll be treated to a few more!

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Eyrie Of An Aries

I still have nothing, so enjoy these pictures. They are from August of 2010, heading to Sturgis, South Dakota. Apologies that they aren’t in any particular order.

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Big Sky Brewing – makers of ‘Moose Drool’ beer

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