Sunday, August 20, 2017

8/20/17

I took today's image while I was in Silverton Colorado.  We had a 2 hour stop there where we could walk around the town and I chose to go watch the trains as they moved about.  This is one of the 3 trains that run each day as it was moving towards the Wye to turn around to head back to Durango.  You can see the 2 waterfalls created by the snow capped mountain in the background.  I had shared an image of these a couple of Monday's ago in an image I shot from the train.  The scenery is a big reason to ride the Durango & Silverton along with the old time steam experience.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

8/19/17

Happy World Photography Day!  My photo today was taken on the 4th of July and was my fireworks show for that day.  I spent the evening watching the sun set at the Grand Canyon.  You can see a bit of the Colorado River in the shot.  The Grand Canyon is quite an impressive place to visit and watching the sunset there is quite a beautiful experience as well.


Friday, August 18, 2017

8/18/17

So we have been having a bit of rain and some cool-ish mornings so it has, apparently, been the type of weather that Fungi likes.  We had an explosion of mushrooms in the backyard in an area they seem to like.  I liked this shot for the bokeh that the line of them created.  Not sure what type they are but they are fairly common in this area as I saw them popped up in several yards.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

8/17/17

The Sunflowers that I planted in my garden this year have been a great draw for nature as well as being lovely to look at.  This one has a Bumble Bee that was enjoying it quite a lot.  It also has another visitor if you look closely after enlarging it by clicking on the image.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

8/16/17

So my Surprise Lilies sure surprised me a few days ago.  I was not expecting them till a bit later this year.  They are having a good year and a good number of them came up.  I shot this group of them against a black felt background and then played with it a bit.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8/15/17

This is a different type bird I was able to see and capture while I was at the Grand Canyon in July.  While hiking on the North Kaibab Trail at the North Rim of the park I spotted this Scrub Jay sitting in the midst of a tree.  They had been flying around in one area of the trail and were quite difficult to capture but I got a couple okay images of which this is one.


Monday, August 14, 2017

8/14/17

The Dragonflies have been around more lately as well.  This is, what I believe is, an immature Twelve Spot that was having a stare down with me.  😁  Actually, I shot this with a telephoto so it was just nice enough to pose for a bit.