Thursday, October 26, 2006

Knowing that a blizzard was on the way but not sure how it would affect the ponds, I took a last minute trip down to the Cattail Marsh before winter converged over the Foothills yesterday afternoon.  I was surprised by how peaceful it was there.  The blackbirds flitted lazily among the cat tails and bull rushes, soaking up the warmth of the setting sun's rays.  I don't doubt that they too knew of the approaching winter storm that was moving our way.  I shall miss my little feathered friends once Old Man Winter moves in for the season.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


For this photo challenge I chose a favorite 'accidental' picture of mine.  I took this picture two summers ago while experimenting with long exposures.  My son Art was about to set off some fireworks and I was testing the settings before hand so that I could get his silhouette against the flare.  Unfortunately Art is very bashful in front of the camera and when he became aware of me standing behind him, he moved out of range.  I didn't get the shot I wanted, but this ghostly image more than made up for it.

You can find other scary images here:

The Round Robin Photo Challenges: Round Robin Challenge: "Very Scary"