Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Deer Missed One

I found a field of unharvested corn and inserted myself into it....the ears are still on the stalks -- but they are just cobs -- no kernels -- the deer have seen to that!

But I found one that the deer missed...

so I uncovered it..
I bet the kernels won't be there tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Linear Views

After my walk in the linear park the other day I started thinking that linearity can provide some interesting photos.  Today's walk was along the Canandaigua City Pier -- it provides great views of Canandaigua Lake.                                               
A chorus line of gulls.

The Canandaigua Lady

I took this photo because I liked the contrast of the bright red and yellow on a grey day -- but when I looked at the photo I noticed the linear view of the dock and the windows.

The Canandaigua Lady is a 19th century replica of a double-decker paddlewheel steam boat. She is a successor to the steamboats that operated on the Finger Lakes between 1820 and 1930 -- during that time there were 19 steamboats that operated as the primary means of transportation -- there were no roads along the lake.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Warm Days

After several weeks of very cold snowy weather we have had a week of relative warmth (30's) I took the primrose in snow photo yesterday -- buds starting to open -- what a difference a day makes -- the photo without snow was at 8 am this morning and it was 56 degrees!



I hope they know what they are doing -- the prediction is 9 DEGREES on Thursday.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


A swampy area has thawed enough to form a still pond of water capturing reflections of the trees.

I walked along the Lehigh Valley Trail today.  Towns in my area have developed unused railroad track beds into paths for walkers, bikers, horses...(no motorized vehicles) -- they're referred to as linear parks.

Linear View

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Snow Eases

After a long stretch of cold and snowy weather it was a pleasure to see this gorgeous sunrise from my front porch -- the sun does still exist!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Frosty and Snowflakes

Yesterday was too cold for an outdoor stroll (9 degrees) so I decided that a photo of Frosty would pretty much sum up the day: cold, snowy and blowing.  I'm new to photography so I was surprised to see the snowflake effects in this photo--so much to learn...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Yuccas in the Snow

These yuccas are in the "desert" section of my garden.  I'm always impressed that the yuccas and cacti (hidden under the snow) survive our harsh winters.