I am selecting one photo each week for this photo-blog. I got a new Leica D-Lux-6 to add to my Canon Digital SLR, and look forward to wading deeper into my love of photography.
For a Zoo Atlanta campaign to recruit Volunteers. She is the only Lutheran snake handler I know. This will be an exception to the rule that I'm only posting my own photos. Couldn't pass this one up.
Got a Leica D-Lux-6 for Christmas. I wanted an everyday camera that would still produce quality images without the weight of my Canon DSLR.
My DSLR is a Canon. I have shot with Canon SLR's back to the print era. Now, I primarily shoot through two lenses.
Canon also makes fine lenses. I first bought into Canon before our first trip to Alaska 20 years ago. I realized I could buy a whole outfit, with a couple of lenses, for less than I could purchase one lens for my Leica M2R. Now, I shoot through an EFS 18-135 and an L Series 100-400 zoom. These are the tools I have used for the last several years to capture the photos on the blog.
I have been watching this pine tree grow out of this boulder for several years. Finally, the light was right and I stopped and took a picture.
We have had mild weather so far in January, so one afternoon we decided to go make a fire at our campsite and enjoy an afternoon of simulated winter camping.
The Continental Divide in the Indian Peaks Wilderness
Hepburn's subspecies. This is a rare sighting in the Colorado Front Range. Showed up at our feeder this week. Never seen one of these here in the twelve years we've been here.
Peak to Peak Highway
Spotted a couple of sheep at the bottom of St. Vrain Canyon near Lyons, CO. We see them a few times a year here.
Vast Panoramas in the Distance seen from Inspiration Point in Bryce at Dawn.
We left the cabin at sunrise, driving back to Atlanta. Our last Colorado sunrise for a while.
Sweet Easter moment
On the side of Mellow Mushroom on Peachtree. Reminiscent of my first car, a 1964 VW Bus with tie-died curtains and a mattress in the back. Quite a hit at the Atlanta Pop Festival in 1970
Beautiful thoughts that resonate with my soul.
A piece of art by Kevin Byrd, my son-in-law.
Spring snows at Eagle Peak
Part of my friend Richard Kessler's collection at his Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, FL
Churches everywhere. One town had 80 churches. I told Genie, nobody can get along. They get mad and start another church. Some of the churches were private, built by one family. They opened to the public only on the birthday of the Saint of their naming.
We visited Istanbul and stayed in Sultanahmet. Our last night we had dinner atop the Seven Hills Restaurant. It was an open air restaurant a block away from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. We were captivated by the scene at dusk.
Saw this truck parked at the Kroger. Appears to be on a national tour.
Our dear friend Harlan Dahl passed away last week. He was a master appraiser and judge at antique car shows. Here is his 1947 Hudson parked at his funeral.
Got some incredible views of the city from the open cockpit of the 1941 Smith D-25 Biplane that took us on a tour of the city. Here you see Midtown, the Botanical Gardens, Piedmont Park and Downtown.
We spent the weekend with our best friends, David and Jennifer Meszaros, at their cabin on the lake. Sunset from their cove.
Bumper sticker theology is so Candler Park where spiritual but not religious is a way of life. Happiness is a choice. The Meaning of Life is to Live it. There's no Way to Peace, Peace is the Way. Scale Down. Earth. Bend. I changed the license number to protect the innocent.
On our first day in Colorado, I took 120 pictures. Here is a Broad-tailed Hummingbird feasting on Penstemons in our front yard.
Brainard Lake is the gateway to the Indian Peaks Wilderness. We made a 7 AM trip up, and were rewarded with this view. I don't know if I've ever seen the lake so calm. The ridge line is the Continental Divide.
Our cabin faces East, giving us great views of sunrises, and moonrises. A full moon rises over Boulder at sunset.
Had a wonderful weekend down on the Gunnison River with all the family. Only once or twice a year does the whole clan sit down to dinner together, so I had to celebrate this one by asking the server to take our picture.
These two males are jostling with each other and butting heads. This is preparation for the rut, when the competition for females gets serious.
We camped out at our Mountain Hytte with our friend Beverly Gholson and our granddaughters Miya and Jasmine. We were waiting for clear skies and the Perseud Meteor Shower. Started raining about 10. Rain was coming in the front so bad we just about bailed. We hung in there, snuggled into our sleeping bags and waited. When we woke up at 4 AM, the sky was clear. We woke the girls and watched meteors from the warmth of our sleeping bags. A memory for a lifetime.
This weasel showed up in our yard at dusk. He was hunting chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits. We have only seen one of these three times in 13 years. We once saw one up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness stalking Ptarmigan, a good sized bird.
Beautiful Scarlet Gilia, or Trumpet Flower in our yard the last week of August. This is what happens when it rains every day.
Bighorn sheep gather in Rocky Mountain National Park
I was at a men's retreat at The Homestead at Kessler Canyon in Debeque, CO and captured this shot just before dusk
With all the canyon roads destroyed by the Boulder floods, over 1000 people were rescued by helicopter. Here the copter awaits its next rescue parked on the side of Peak to Peak Highway.
As we headed down Sunshine Canyon, the only canyon road not totally destroyed by the Floods, we greeted the dawn of a new day
We were at the Candler Park Fall Fest and got this Owl picture at the booth AWARE (awareone.org) an animal rescue group in Atlanta. This owl is about 6 inches tall.
Genie is a volunteer Docent and Animal Handler at Zoo Atlanta. Here she holds a HUGE Owl.
At Zoo Atlanta
Found a Scout Mob curated deal: Ferris Wheel riding and Roof Top Boozing. Friday night fun, First a ride on the Sky View Ferris Wheel, then drinks at the Rooftop Bar at the Glen Hotel, where I took this picture.
We went down to St Simons Island to celebrate our 41st anniversary. Every morning we took a walk on the beach. On a day where they predicted rain, we got a beautiful view.
Spent the week taking pictures of fall foliage both in Candler Park and in the North Georgia Mountains near Helen.
I had just exited the Connector at Freedom Parkway and was sitting at the stop light at Boulevard, grabbed the phone and snapped this photo.
Genie and I have been walking the open parts of the BeltLine near Inman Park, and taking pictures of the art on the trail. Enjoy.
We got to view the Panda twins before they went on display at Zoo Atlanta. Soooo cute.
Had all our children and grandchildren in the cabin together for Christmas, what a blessing.
It's fun taking sunrise pictures in the winter, by summer you have to get up at 5 to get these shots.
Happy New Year! We got up around dawn on New Year's day, and spotted four Bull Elk grazing in the front yard