Saturday, July 31, 2010
As a boy, I couldn't believe that the Tom Sawyers of the world would carry a frog in their pocket to frighten their mother or sister. If there are boys out there who have the desire, I caught this frog enjoying the last few minutes of sun in a pond at Busch Wildlife. Area It is such a treat to take 15 minutes to go into that area. I always find some new and interesting thing to photograph. It is one of the real advantages of living just across the highway from Busch Wildlife.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
I have attempted to photograph the red wing blackbird a number of times over the years. This is the first time that I have been able to catch a glimmer of light reflecting from the bird's dark eye so that the eye surrounded by the black background is visible. Notice how his feet are clinging to the strand of barbed wire. This species is one of our favorite birds.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
The early Mormon settlers in Utah erected and used tripod hay derricks to move large bundles of hay, animal carcuses, machinery and any other heavy item. Growing up in Southern Utah, I was very familiar with these ingeneous machines. However, very few remain. On a recent trip to Southern Utah a gentleman in the little farming community of Elsinore, Utah told where one of the last remaining Mormon hay derricks could be found. It was a fun find andto photograph in the early morning light.