Thursday, December 17, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

New Book - Japan in Winter

O.K. Guys, I finally pushed the button on a new book entitled "Japan in Winter". It's a lot of fun and chronicles Yumiko's and my 15 day trip to Japan to photograph wildlife in winter. Go to this link and you should be able to page through the whole book. Go for it. I promise it will be fun. If the link doesn't work, you may need to cut and paste. https://www.blurb.com/b/10467649-japan-in-winter

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Two Finalists in Valley Forge Photo Contest!!

As of tonight I have two photographs that made it to the finals for the Valley Forge Photo Contest. The two bluebirds are in first place. All votes should be counted by the end of the day tomorrow and the winner will be announced on Monday. Keep those fingers crossed!!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Two Cabins

 There is a contest being conducted by Valley Forge National Park for fall photos.  There are three categories:  Wildlife, Fall Foliage and Buildings and Monuments.  It has been so much fun taking loads of pictures since the contest began in late October.  You know how competitive I am.....  Contest ends November 16.  I'm giving it my best shot.  Here is an entry for Buildings and Monuments:

Two Cabins

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Kestrel on Eagle's Wing

It was pouring rain in Valley Forge yesterday as I was driving along the interline road within the park.  There atop the giant revolutionary statue of two Eagles was the little kestrel perched with perfect symmetry with the Eagle's wing.  Oh such a thrill!!


 

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Tree Frog wins Second Place in September Betterphoto.com contest. Woot Woot!!!


 

Fawn in the Rain

It was pouring today when I got to the woods at Pawling's Farm in Valley Forge.  I couldn't resist the urge to find something to photograph.  And there in the woods was a fawn who had already spotted me.  As the rain came pouring down, he posed for his picture. Click fawn to see those rain drops....


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tom, Knight, Ann and a Horse and Rider


Tom and I took a little road trip to visit his cousins Knight and Ann Kiplinger at their beautiful farm in Poolesville, Maryland. We could not have had a better time.  Here are a few photos including a tree in the back yard, a horse and rider, and the cousins in front of their house at Montevideo.  





Friday, October 16, 2020

Ohhhh the Warblers


Yesterday and today I came across dozens of warblers all settled down in the berries deep in the woods in Valley Forge.  Oh what a thrill it was and I may go back tomorrow and see if they are still there.  Here are a few images.  Click a photo to get a better view.









Thursday, October 1, 2020

300 West Elm Street

Today was closing day for a new condo in Conshohocken.  I needed a place to put all of my stored furniture after leaving Glenmary Lane and Yumiko and Jessi needed a good place to live while they are  finishing school.  So..... we went ahead and did it!  Here I am with Tom and our great real estate agent Tom Moretti after signing all the papers.  Oh life, another new chapter begins.



 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Two of My Favorite People


 Tom's daughter Jessica got married this past Wednesday.  Here's Tom and his grandson Jack getting ready to celebrate.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Tree Frog and the Morning Glory

For the first time in all the many years I have taken photographs in Valley Forge I came across a tree frog.  A tiny little frog that makes a big, big noise.  Not only did I find one, but on my way out of the field, I found this second one. Be still my heart!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Oh the Wonderful Bugs of Summer

Dragonfly - Charlestown Meadows
Click on anyone to get the full effect of their wonder!

The Katydid - Valley Forge

Leaf Hopper - Valley Forge

Grass Hopper - Charlestown Meadows

Cranefly with Tick under Wing - Charlestown Meadows

Red Headed Bush Cricket - Valley Forge
The Praying Mantis all Grown Up - Valley Forge

The Soldier Beetle - Valley Forge

Crab Spider Waiting for Action at the Morning Glory - Valley Forge

Fruit Flies making Fruit Flies - Valley Forge