The tufted titmouse is one of my favorite little birds. They dart around constantly and can be hard to photograph. The snow and cold hasn’t slowed them down very much. Several of them are at the feeders almost constantly. Taking turns with the chickadees and … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 20 2019
The snow yesterday made the cardinals really stand out. They are bright spots of color that make the dark winter days much easier to bear. The snow makes them much more tolerant of my presence. There were five or six hanging around yesterday.
First post of the new year. This is from a trail in San Tan Mountain Regional Park. I believe the mountains in the background are the Suspicion Mountains. I’m not one hundred percent sure of that though. This was my first time in Arizona and … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Jan 6 2019
This cardinal had such a fierce looking attitude I had to show it. He looks like he is going to attack anything that comes near. I don’t know if it was because I was taking pictures or because there were so many birds at the … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 16 2018
These guys have been hanging around a lot lately. I went out for a while to try to get a picture and they didn’t show up. As soon as I went back in, out they came. I managed to get close enough for a few … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 9 2018
This week my photo is a little more of a current event type picture. Tornadoes sprang up all around central Illinois last night. This is a snap of one of the cells as it past near the west side of Springfield. A hole opened in … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Dec 2 2018
My wife has always told me that when you see a cardinal it is someone from heaven coming to say hi. If that’s true we have been getting a lot of heavenly visitors lately. The male cardinals really stand out in winter. They tend to … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Nov 25 2018
The sun was almost down when I grabbed my camera and headed out. These frozen drops of rain on a tree limb caught my eye and I managed to get this picture before the sun disappeared completely.
This is another shot of last weeks sunrise. I love the reflection of the light in the water pooled in the fore ground.
A chilly morning in early November. I drove up the road a little ways to get away from the trees so I could see the sun rise. There was a haze of light fog hanging in the low areas that helped to make a beautiful … Continue readingPhoto of the Week Nov 4 2018