Archive for the 'Scenery' Category

Oct 08 2017

Total Solar Eclipse

Published by under Eclipse,Miscellaneous,Scenery

The recent solar eclipse is now history but here are some photos I want to share. During the period of totality it grew very dark and flash was used on the camera as you can see in the top photo, On the far distant horizon, beyond the shadow of the moon, the sky is bright. A swath of darkness was projected across the U.S. from coast to coast as the moon passed between us and the sun.

In the photo on the lower right you can see the reversed photographic images of the partial eclipse projected through pin holes of light beneath the trees.

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Jan 27 2017

Night Scenes

Published by under Miscellaneous,Scenery,Snow

This is a view of my yard at night after the little birdies have gone to bed.

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Dec 08 2016

Christmas Tree

Published by under Scenery,Snow,Trees

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I wondered what I should do about harvesting and decorating a tree for Christmas this year. I live alone and have no one to share a Yule tree with. Do I really want a tree? Then I looked out into the yard and saw this tree already decorated with bright yellow ornaments. Hey, I’ll call this my Christmas tree. Then later…………….a good fairy came along and flocked it for me. Doesn’t it look nice?

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Jul 12 2016

Bird Watching

Published by under Birds,Flowers,People,Scenery,Wildlife

Audubon Field Trip to Sagehen Reservoir

For many years I have led a fieldtrip to Sage Hen Reservoir. We are usually treated to bluebirds nesting in nest boxes along the way.This photo shows part of our group checking out the birdlife on the water. Someone detected a Common Loon out there among the other water fowl. Besides birding we stop to observe the abundance of wild flowers. In the early Spring just after the roads are cleared of snow we see many species of flowers seldom seen on our other field trips. Most participants look forward to this trip each year.

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Jul 04 2016

Curiosity

Published by under Animals,Miscellaneous,Scenery

Cows curious near Ola, Gem County

Occasionally when I stop along the road a group of onlookers gather nearby.

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Feb 27 2016

Spring Is On the Way

Published by under Flowers,Plants,Scenery,Snow

Snow Drop

On February 26th I found this hardy little flower already in bloom. This means Spring is just around the corner. With the snow bank just inches away I’m guessing that the plant probably pushed its way through snow before it burst into bloom. The flower is aptly named “Snowdrop.”

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Dec 25 2015

Nest Box on Christmas Day

Bluebird Nestbox

This is why birds go south for the winter

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Nov 11 2015

Veterans Day 2015

Published by under History,Miscellaneous,Scenery

Veterans Day (3)

Display your flag proudly on this very special day

Veterans Day (2)

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Mar 09 2015

Boise Train Depot

Published by under Buildings,Miscellaneous,Scenery

Boise Train Depot under Full Moon (1)

At first I didn’t like this shot but the more I looked at it the better it seemed. The scene was crisp and sharp under the bright moonlight. The brightly lit subjects are small in this photo. With the camera exposure set on automatic the shutter was open for several seconds. With the large surounding  area dark the light is over exposed. The camera was handheld so edges are not sharp. To me it looks like a faded painting from out of the distant past.

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Oct 31 2014

NABS Field Trip to the Owyhees

Published by under Bluebird,People,Scenery,Trees

NABS to Owyhee Bluebird Trail

 
The North American Bluebird Society has an annual meeting every year at various cities in North America. This year, 2014, Boise, ID was chosen for the second time as host city. The first time was in 1994. The meeting was sponsored by Wild Lens Inc. assisted by the Golden Eagle Audubon Society. Matt Podolski, the gentleman at the extreme left, is President of Wild Lens. Sherry Linn, the lady standing fifth from the right, is President of NABS. Others in the photo are bluebirders from many of the states throughout the U.S.

Two of our field trips were to Prairie and the Owyhees. We observed both Mountain and Western bluebirds which were life birds for many of the folks from east coast states. As an added bonus some held the nestlings during banding operations.

The out-of -state people were amazed at the spectacular scenery, canyons and rock formations at Prairie and high desert juniper and mahogany trees in the Owyhee mountains. The above picture was taken at over 6000′ above sea level. The two rounded peaks in the background are Quicksilver Mountain on Cinnabar Ridge. We are about ten miles south of Silver City. If we were to swing our view about 90 degrees to the right we would see the Snake River Plain some 3000′ below stretching from Weiser to Mtn. Home.

This is my favorite nestbox site for photography. I call this nestbox, “A home with a view.”

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