Two From Autumns Past

With these two photos I am paying my respect to Autumns past since this is its last day for this year. I am also trying  to bring some color to a very grey day,  yep nothing says last day of Autumn and the first day of Winter like thunderstorms….yes thunderstorm a week after an ice-storm and snow storm. Well played Mother nature, well-played.

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Both photos were taking with the Canon Powershot S3is
Both photos were taking with the Canon Powershot S3is

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

I am trying to stretch myself and learning to shot outside passion of natures wonderment. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did shooting them!

I was trying to capture the street behind me and the light in the door in front of me. Not great but I like it.
I was trying to capture the street behind me and the light in the door in front of me. Not great but I like it.
Fire good.
Fire good.
I took this with my anon Powershot S3is. Notice that all the light on the stop lights are lit?
I took this with my anon Powershot S3is. Notice that all the light on the stop lights are lit?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

Viceroy or Monarch

I have been calling all butterflies that look like Monarchs just that, Monarchs. This year I bought a book about butterflies and discovered something: Viceroys look like Monarchs or vice versa. Nice to know after four plus decades there is a difference! So I ask you my fellow bloggers which is it: A Viceroy or a Monarch?

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A Few From The Day

Earlier today I had mentioned that I have a new home PC. Since I am  trying to keep this one as free of clutter as possible I needed to find a solution for storing my captures else where. Because I do almost zero cloud storage of my photos I decided to start backing them up on discs and my second drive on the old my PC. I set up the old PC on my desk in the back office/Brides study room . This PC is set up in the living room in a  computer armoire. There are two reasons for that: One is I want to be close to The Bride when she is not studying and secondly to keep my PC safe from the cats because they can bend an anvil!

As I was working on backing my shots up I went through my old desk , which I have not used for a long while, and found my solution for keeping my new PC less junked-up: Two thumb- drives. Score! I will download and edit on my slowly-but-yet-surely-less-cluttered  PC and added the media from the thumb-drive. Nice.Since I had a plan and felt it well   I went for a little walkabout on our place with my Canon Powershot S3is and the new-to-the-outside cat, Butterfly, as me companions. So here are a few from the day.

A metal fence post painted by time in rust and adorned with dead vegetation.
A metal fence post painted by time in rust and adorned with dead vegetation.
Nails in my old bard: Weather worn yet still hanging in there....barley.
Nails in my old bard: Weather worn yet still hanging in there….barley.
A little color for this almost colorless Autumn day.
A little color for this almost colorless Autumn day.
I have a thing for old fence posts, barn s and old barn wood, rust and nails . Today I get me a little fix of of them all.
I have a thing for old fence posts, barn s and old barn wood, rust and nails . Today I get me a little fix of of them all.
Butterfly laying low...now what is she really up to?
Butterfly laying low…now what is she really up to?
I was lining up a shot of this Barbed wire fence line when certain grey tabby flashed across the background...
I was lining up a shot of this Barbed wire fence line when certain grey tabby flashed across the background…
Butterfly is making sure I line the shot up right, or maybe she jumped up on the tree branch I was about to take a picture of.....
Butterfly is making sure I line the shot up right, or maybe she jumped up on the tree branch I was about to take a picture of…..

Pictures Past

One of the Fam has gifted me with a new computer for my Birthday. Since it is uncluttered to the ninth degree, something my old computers wasn’t, I will be spending the next several day deciding how to keep this one less disheveled than the last. What does that mean to you? Nothing really but I have need to post so I will be using some pics from my sites past. I will  hopefully have some new things to present in a week or so but till then here is Pictures Past.

 

In a word: Amazing!
In a word: Amazing!
Ducks at the lake in 35mm film
Ducks at the lake in 35mm film
A stray petal from Grandfather Apples dwindling blossoms.
A stray petal from Grandfather Apples dwindling blossoms.

 

 

 

 

Welcome To The Thistle Stop Filling Station

Once again I have hit a dry spell of new captures. This time it is due to the season opening play at our local Playhouse. Our playhouse rocks, and after a rocky season for The Bride and I,  it was good to see a great start to a potentially great season. As many legs were broken on stage and the night…uh, early morning arrived ,  I had to once again dip into the way-back-files. Here is a capture of several pollinators getting topped off for the road. Welcome to the thistle stop filling station!

I took this several years back with my first "real" digital camera, a Powershot S3is.
I took this several years back with my first “real” digital camera, a Powershot S3is.

Basking

After driving umpteen miles for work today, I had to drive an hour plus to my dad’s place. Once there I replaced the radiator on The Brides ride. Since we were using his car he was glad to see me complete the task. On the way home night reclaimed its rightful place and the day move unto the next. With it came the Blue Moon. I was amazed and delighted by the light the Blue Moon was putting out. Since I have had little time to take any new captures as of recent, I went with one I took a few weeks back. Here is a Chicory plant basking in the sun.

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