Saturday, August 6, 2011
Sleeping Basset puppy
A couple of weekends ago we had the great pleasure
of escorting this little girl, her four siblings, mom and
aunt to the
I'll be going back soon to get some updated photos of the pups.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Cone Flower Bee
Don't you just hate it when you're working and someone keeps looking
over your shoulder. Don't they know you have a lot of pollen and nectar
to collect!? Lucky for me, she did not feel that way.
I spent some time hanging out at one of my favorite photo spots. A little nursery near Gelson's on state street. They are always very friendly when I'm wandering around with my camera. They seem to attract a lot of butterfly and bee activity there, I can only assume since they are out in the middle of a parking lot without much other greenery around.
I really like the cone flowers there. This is not my first bee on a purple cone flower shot from there.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
So I wonder how Echinacea Honey would taste?
It still amazes me how fuzzy honey bees are if you look close. I guess that's why I like chasing them around with my camera so much. It is nearly impossible to see at this size but there are actually furs between the segments of her eyes.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
The Kiwis in the kitchen were getting a little soft so it was time to do something with them. I guess I could have just eaten them... but then I wouldn't have some cool photos to show for it.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Nappin' in the Golden Hour
This is my friend from the other day. Like I said he was back in the evening, and the light just kept getting more and more beautiful.
Friday, July 20, 2007
I went out today with the intent to try out my new
memory card for my camera. I wanted to fill it up once quick to make sure it
was working well. I can't think of a faster way to burn a
roll of film (or fill up a memory card) than finding some
beautiful flowers covered in bees.
I really liked a lot of the shots I took, but this one stood out. I love the background colors, and the bee is absolutely fuzzy!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Purple Geranium Flowers
This looks like a field of purple flowers. But they are
actually all on the same plant. This is the top of a
"Geranium maderense" it is a wild plant that has big
leaves on long stems with a large spherical inflorescence
of these beautiful purple flowers (as you can see at the right).
The plant is a biennial, the first year you only see the interesting leaves. The flowers (and resulting seeds) come the second year. After that the plant usually dies. Fortunately, it re-seeds easily and can even have pups come up from the roots.
Unfortunately this guy was not for sale, he was just the display plant. But I did bring home his little brother. :-D This, and a VERY cool Ginkgo bonsai tree are the reasons I waited to get yesterday's cactus at the succulent show!
Friday, September 1, 2006
She looks like she is perched, just waiting for lunch to scurry by.
The only problem with that is flowers usually don't scurry.
In reality, she is stretching her neck out and tilting her head back and forth trying to figure out why there is a strange creature with a 300mm nose stalking her.
Sunday, June 4, 2006
Peach... err Tomato Fuzz
The sun was beautiful this evening.
My wife and I were playing with our
plants in the back yard when she pointed
out a few new buds on this tomato plant.
(the little round things in the upper right)
I'm so excited! I just love tomatoes Most of the ones you get in the store are tasteless. But this plant passes the first test, it smells just like my grandfathers garden. (that is the way I pick a good tomato) It was my job to help him find the ripe tomatoes on his plants when I was visiting.
Thursday, June 9, 2005
I used to take off a little early for work, just to go take pictures. This was one of the shots I got at La Cumbre Plaza, on upper state street. I actually got quite a few nice shots from those morning trips through there.