Sunday, September 4, 2011

Random pics

This Yellow Swallowtail cannot resist the nectar of this wonderful tree, a Harlequin Glorybower

One never knows where a plant might be found! It was a mosquito plant.

I think she was reading "Puss In Boots". There's nothing like having a learned cat in the home.

This Woodchuck ran down into it's hole when I stopped, but stayed below just long
enough for me to set up and wait for a shot.

This was taken actually last December on the Wacamaw River in S.C.
I was amazed that I could get it from a boat in mid river. The picture below
gave me a start. I thought it was going to fly away but it paused just long
enough. I was using a Nikon d-90 with an 18-200 lens.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

North Carolina high country

It's about time I got around to pasting some pics of our beautiful mountains.















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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Male Scarlet Tanager

I know, I know...there's nothing scarlet on this bird which I admit, had me fooled for
a moment when I first saw it. It is, however, a male in non-breeding season plumage.
Only when breeding does the male turn scarlet with black wing feathers.
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Friday, October 8, 2010

The Downtown Hickory Farmers Market is going to the dogs...

They come in strollers...

in handbags...

and the seem to come in two different directions at once.
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More dogs at the Downtown Hickory Farmers Market

This pointer was pointedly looking to be petted.

These two came in a stroller, while...

this dog seemed to just take himself for a stroll.

and how could you not love this face on a Golden Doodle.
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This dog that passed by at Downtoewn Hickory Farmers Market

How could you not love that face?
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Friday, July 23, 2010

Downtown Hickory (N.C.) Farmers Market

Most of us think of a Farmers Market as simply the place to go for all kinds of produce.
In that respect they are correct, however it is so much more. If you are a photographer it is
also an opportunity that is full of beautiful colors and wonderful photo opportunities.
I couldn't not buy some of these cinnamon buns. Yummmm.

It's here that black and blue is both lovely and tasty. These came home
with me as well.

Lovely flower arrangements abound both colorful and odoriferous.

Every day produce is presented in a manner that is impossible for the
buyer , or photographer, to pass up.
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