I think this sleek little feline has called on me before, but this time she was much less demanding. She noticed me relaxing on my front porch and moved in for a closer look; but after a quick once-over she moved on to all her other daily appointments.
Since we haven’t raked the leaves in our front yard this year, the neighborhood turkey flock likes to come hang out, scratch for worms, and do a little bit of flirting.
On a cold, gray Sunday morning, the colorful roses just down the street in my neighbor’s yard offered an irresistible chance to play with some camera settings.
It’s been quite a long time since I walked along the Palisades; when the skies are blue and the temperatures mild, the trails are full of other folks walking, running, or riding bikes. This morning I calculated that the misty weather would mean fewer people — and I was right. It may have had to do partly with the fact […]
A couple of the local feral kittens recently discovered the brown squirrels who love to scamper around the trees in our front yard, and now every morning one or another of the feline siblings is waiting patiently among the tree roots. These young cats don’t seem interested in trying to climb the tree; I guess they are just hoping one […]
I’m embarassed to admit that I am a very lazy photographer. I’ve accumulated some pretty decent equipment, and over the past two years I’ve had plenty of time to study the basics of photography and to improve my skills. Instead, I mostly wander around and shoot whatever catches my eye — without bothering to get a serious grasp on using […]
I’ve seen so many turkeys strolling around this part of town for such a long time that these days I normally don’t bother photographing them anymore. But when a flock comes wandering down my street and stops right in front of my house, I can’t resist. Even though these big birds are now an all-too-common sight, it’s still a great […]
Lately I’m really enjoying using my Sigma 150-600mm zoom lens to zero in on the local birds. It’s become a bit of a personal challenge to shoot as many different types as possible, especially those I never realized were all around me. But even when that fails, it can still be fun to capture familiar birds like Acorn woodpeckers or […]