Sunday, June 29, 2014

Aww.. duckies

Hard to resist baby animals. Especially little ducklings. What makes them so adorable?

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mysterious garden

To me, there is something about this view that seems strangely surreal.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Fisheye fun

I have a fisheye lens. Actually Olympus does't even call it a lens... its an accessory. A body cap. It just happens to have an simple fisheye lens in it. It seems to work OK as long as you don't expect too much. It was comparatively inexpensive and a fun new toy to play with. Another way to see the world in a different perspective.

Monday, June 23, 2014

What is this?

To me it looks like miniature bamboo, but I don't think we would find that growing on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, in Webster (where life is worth living). The backlighting makes it look illuminated from within, and that is a really nice green.

I have no idea what the plant is... the stems are less than a half inch in diameter and at this point they are only a few feet tall. It is early in the season so I am not sure what they will end up being.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Front porch

I always liked the idea of a front porch. They are nice in small towns and villages that have sidewalks and friendly neighbors. They don't work so well on typical suburban streets where most passerby's are driving cars. There just isn't an opportunity for a greeting, or comments about important matters like the weather.

In this case it appears the porch furniture has not yet been moved from storage, but I bet it will soon now that summer is upon us.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Calla lily

I used to think that pictures of flowers were too easy... not challenging... and not very creative. Maybe I still do, but there is no denying their beauty. Interesting color and compositions are effortless.

So here you are... a calla lily. One white, one pink.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An artist lives here

Or at least a crafter (wait... are they artists?). It is such a cozy out-of-the-way spot nestled in the trees.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014