Sunday, November 30, 2014

Long-Awaited November Rain

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Oregon Junco in Plum Tree in the Rain

It's been a long dry spell throughout much of the western US during the past couple of years. Californians on the central coast are thrilled to see the forecast: rain likely every day this week. Even this junco appreciates it.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Last of the Season

November is a month for saying goodbye to this year's growing season. The last of the leaves that served the dogwood well during the year turn golden red and fall. It is time for the tree to rest.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Too Many Autumn Leaves

Boise, Idaho

Many Compound Yellow Leaves on Tree

Ever photograph a tree? They're tough subjects because the detail in the leaves can distract from your overall composition. Still, it's hard to resist photographing them, especially in autumn.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Autumn Rose, Autumn Leaves

Boise, Idaho

Bright Red Leaves and Berries against Blue Sky

On crisp autumn days,don't we all love looking for bright red foliage? Some of us (like yours truly) travel hundreds of miles to do so.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spending the Night Away from Home

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Who can say why bees chooses to spend nights away from the hive during hot summer months? Do they like variety? Are they outcasts from society? Did they lose their way home?