Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Do Not Disturb (emphatically)

Do Not Disturb

The thematic photograph theme of the week is soft.  It may be a bit of a cliche but I think this picture amply demostrates photographic softness.  Don't get a hairball.  Rub her tummy at your own risk though.

Sunday, January 20, 2013


For another photography meme I am posting photos of items with multiples of something in them.  Here are (in my mind) two rather contrasting takes on multiples which both come from my winter break to Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson). 

Geometry Overdose

The first is a photo of the Biosphere 2 which we toured.  It is a self-contained environment supposed to test the ability of humans to live within strict, space-station-like parameters.  The experiment was not an unmitigated success.  Currently the place functions as a tourist venue with some science going on.  The multitude of geometric shapes here takes me back to high school math.

Saguaro Forest

Next I share a photo of Saguaro cacti from the desert near Tucson.  We took a lovely but challenging (for out of shape, 51 year old me) hike to a creek in the desert.  During this trip I definitely fell in love with the Saguaro.  It is a grand plant, comparable in its own way to a stand of redwood trees for its age and seeming timelessness.

Eye Can't See You

Eye Don't See You

This week's See It Sunday theme is "Eye." I decided to go with something that is not an eye but can fool a predator into staying away. This "eye" is on a tomato hookworm that was unfortunately eating last summer's tomatoes. Unfortunate for me, since I had a great crop of tomatoes going--not a given in my shady back yard--and not for it since I took it inside to watch for a while and it quickly died.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Things

Ninety-Nine Percent
Nurses' Rally in Chicago.

For Thematic Photographic 228, I am posting a few of my favorite photos of 2012. I can't post them all and if they are favorites, I likely have posted them before but here is a smattering.

Beats Me
Weird Window Display in London

Warty Cactus
Cactus in Phoenix

The Better to See You with
Annoyed Box Turtle

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Happy New Year

Green Goddesses

Well, I've been reviewing my photos from last summer for the worst of reasons:  I got a coupon for free prints on Snapfish.  It almost makes their incessant e-mails worthwhile.  So while I'm at it I thought I'd print a photo or two from my backpacking trip.  I really need to get on here a while and tell the whole tale.  It was a great trip.  But here are the photos. Running out of Adjectives Red Sky at Night I just learned that today is National Bird Day. I added this little bird in its honor. I haven't worked on an ID yet but if you know what it is please let me know in the comments. Name that Bird