Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone and the best in '12...

Our faithful puppy-girl poses for our Christmas card in '11..
Enjoy the time with family and friends and have a great New Year !!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

M. I. A....

Sorry everyone, that I haven't posted for awhile,  A friend opened a shop in the Mall, and asked me to join the team, part time, well with the setting up and opening and Christmas, part time has turned into full time,  but I am enjoying it and will likely be busy until the holidays are over, ( I haven't even started my shopping or baking yet) am missing my photography, but bear with me,  I will be back, just wanted to let my faithful followers know, I am alive and well, just busy !! Will try and pop in once in awhile and see your pics, miss everyone.... :)

Bon

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snow-laden Sunflowers past...

A beautiful winters morning in the city...probably won't stay but nice to wake up to..

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

There are wings and then there are...

wings...
while shooting pics of this female Hairy Woodpecker yesterday, the Jazz plane flew over...bonus for me !! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

It doesn't hurt thaaat much, Nana...

Our fur-grandbaby, got spayed yesterday, and has to wear this cone for a few days, my daughter sent me this pic, this morning,
she is so cute !!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Gray Jay close ups...

Went over to Hersey Lake, yesterday, and got a few of this Gray Jay, sometimes called a Whiskey Jack,
when he stopped to pick up the seeds, he lingered longer, (with the peanuts, he grabs one and is gone)
These were taken with my canon 70-200mm lens and I was probably 3-4' away from him. It was a dull day, but I liked these anyway.

Monday, November 7, 2011

At the blind...

A friend of ours, has built a bird blind on his daughters property, he and his granddaughter spend many hours at it, and he graciously invited me to come over and see it. I got many neat shots, and thoroughly enjoyed my visits. Here are a few of my favorites..
A Male Pine Grosbeak..
 A Blue Jay..
 A female Pine Grosbeak..
 and a resident Red Squirrel..

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A few Feathered Friends...

A sunny day...time to spare...camera in hand...

A Red-breasted Nuthatch..

 A Blue Jay..
 A Black-Capped Chickadee..
 A Gray Jay...
 When I seen this one on the puter, first thing I thought was.."Hey, where is the barbell?"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Elk...

at Cedar Meadows today, they wandered off pretty quick but I did manage to get a few shots in..
hubby is hiding behind the hay..peeking at me.. :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A busy Robin day...

The weather has been so cool, windy, rainy, gray for 5 days or more... so haven't went out with my camera, so as luck will have it..the pics come to me :)
These are all taken out my windows this morning..
The puddle in the front is enjoyed by this robin anyway and another one is grabbing a snack out my kitchen window...didn't want to open the door as I knew they would 'fly'!!



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Spent Dandelions in October...

There are still the odd dandelion blooming, even in October, this has been an amazing fall, just keeps giving us the nicest weather, suppose to change soon, so will enjoy while I can.


Monday, October 10, 2011

A few flight shots...

Went for a drive out by Porcupine Lake, there were a few planes coming and going, practicing landings, I suppose, made for a few nice shots for me...


 Couldn't resist this one too!! :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gotta scratch the itch, excuse me!!

Caught this Mallard duck, enjoying the beautiful sun, this morning...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A little of everything..


One last shot of the Blue Jay, he was either coming or going, I forget lol...
 A beauty on a breezy day, love his tail action..
 This fellow has his eye on me, "don't I remember you from the spring, hmm, you bring peanuts" Yes!!
 A beautiful leave laden path...love the crunch under my feet...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blue Jay and changing of the leaves...

Had a few minutes this morning, so dropped by Hersey Lake, a great trail system and a great spot for birders..with a bag of peanuts in hand, I was hoping for a Gray Jay, so was quite happy when this fellow, started coming in and grabbing a peanut..
The leaves are so beautiful, but not quite at their peak, looking forward to the next week or so for even richer colors..


Friday, September 23, 2011

Unidentified beetles...

My girlfriend called me yesterday, and said 'grab your camera and come over', there was a nest of these critters on her fence, at first we thought they were ladybugs, but with closer examination (with my macro lens) we realized they were not. Although the size of a small ladybug, and similar coloring, are definitely not. Anyway, got a few neat shots of them, and hopefully will be able to I.D. them..

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A rainy day drive...

We took a drive yesterday, took advantage of the speed and the rain to get a few shots, taken through the windshield with my canon 70 x 200mm lens...we see many big trucks on the highways due to the railway being shut down years ago, trucks are the only means of transportation of goods into and out of the north..


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A warm day..

Took a drive out to the ranch where the Arabian Nights are, here is the latest colt, he is getting big now,
and was enjoying  a warm day, the sunshine,
 A roll in the sand...
 the 'dustbath'...I enjoyed watching him..

Posing for their...

portraits, a few more 'headshots' that I took the other day at Gillies Lake.
This Mallard was keeping his eye on me..
 and this Pigeon was trying to ignore me... :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A warm sunny day...

at Gillies Lake, in town, a favorite spot for walkers, and of course waterfowl,
caught this Juvenile Loon, all by him/herself enjoying the cool water and bright sunshine...
 This Canada Goose had stopped by for a quick snack too, and cordially posed for me, bonus!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The fields are alive with...

Sandhill Cranes...
There are lots ...they are really starting to arrive on their flight south...