The other day the beautiful swallowtail butterfly came for a visit in my lantana flower garden. The butterfly was in all his or her glory. The graceful entrance and flight around the garden held my attention for a while, Then, I brought my long lens out and tried to capture the moment. What joy to see the beauty and to capture a bit of it in my camera. It was a happy day and I give thanks for it.

Hope you will catch sight of something beautiful today and hold it close to your heart. We need beauty to focus on in these trying times of ours.

Take care readers and hope you have a nice day!


Blue Angels

Father’s Day was a special day for me even though I am not a father! I got to go to the Mid-Memphis Blue Angel Airshow! What a treat to watch the plans fly with my husband, son, and family. The grandchildren were exposed to some of America’s best pilots and airplanes. This made me happy for sure.

My dad was a fighter pilot, and his words came to mind as I watched the Blue Angels with awe.

Nature photography is amazing and to share the experience with other likeminded friends is amazing. When I look though my camera lens and see the beauty that surrounds us, I can forget about everything else going on in the world. In that moment I can experience the joy and beauty of our good earth. Do not ever take nature for granted. It is one of our greatest gifts given to us in this lifetime of ours.

That is all I have to say about that!

Have a good day!

On a trip to Blue Cypress Lake, FL, we had the good fortune to see a Barred Owl in a tree.

The bird had a sleepy look but was very alert noticing our where abouts at all times. She/He kept an eye on us. We were respectful and for a short time we just enjoyed each other’s company.

After a few minutes, our time together was over, and we went back to separate lives. It was OK.

While visiting Lake Hodges, CA in February 2022, I heard of the interesting birds called the Grebes. When courting, the birds appear to walk on water together and I wanted to see this! So, I went and waited for some action! Lo and behold, I saw what I was there for and was absolutely delighted.

The Grebes were some distance from me but with my trusty Canon camera and 400 lens, I was able to get close enough to capture the above image.

I was nice to be at the right place at the right time. I certainly enjoyed watching the Grebes in action and they did not disappoint me at all! Nature is Grand!

Thank you for stopping by.

Momma Robin

Yesterday, we took a drive to a lake that was near by. When we stopped, I noticed a nest above a box on the outside of a shed. The nest was full of baby robins and Mom was perched on the side of the nest, having just feed the chicks.

I slowly got out of my car and snapped a picture of Momma Robin and then was able to zoom in on one of her chicks. The baby didn’t have it’s eyes open yet. It was so sweet and fragile.

This made me think about how special being a Mother is and how important the job is.

With this in mind, I give thanks to all the Mom’s, and for that matter, and Dad’s out there that care for their young. What an important job you have and do. Thank you!

Mamma Robin and Chicks in the Nest

Just thoughts along the way.

Memphis Spring

Memphis is amazing at Spring time of the year. I have only lived here for a few months now but I feel like I have been waiting for a long time to see the flowers pop this Spring. Finally, they are emerging with such grandeur and beauty

First, my newly planted cherry tree opened up in glory.


Then, came the dogwood blossoms.

As the dogwood blossomed, the azaleas came next.

Make no mistake, Spring has sprung in Memphis. Oh, happy day.

Thank you for your visit.

I am a photographer that has always loved shooting wildlife in color and in a natural setting . With this political and pandemic situation that we are living in today, I am starting to see things in black and white instead of color. Isn’t this crazy?

I am finding out more about the contrasts and light that is part of our lives and actions. It will always be, but by putting the differences together, great things can happen. This is my hope, that someway we can come together to form something beautiful as this black and white image signifies.

Just my Thoughts Along The Way…have a good day. Wish you and yours safety and to stay well.

This little artist is having to stay home in this pandemic. As a previous first grade teacher, I can see so much in her artwork. First, she is doing OK and has a good happy attitude about life at this moment in time. She is able to concentrate and stay focused on her activity. Her snowman is happy, so she probably is as well.

It is amazing how resilient children are in adverse situations. They make the most of it and do the best they can.

I am impressed and proud of her. She is a winner and will get through this dire situation that we all face together. We can learn a lot from our children. Do you agree?

The Finished Snowwoman….she has a big heart!

Fake Guardian

While on a road trip we noticed an owl sitting in the daylight on a power post by the side of the road. I thought this was strange in the middle of the day, but yelled at my husband to turn around, “There is an owl on the power post! I want to take a picture”!

In great hast, I rushed to the scene, careful not to frighten the owl away. I gradually crept closer and closer but the owl never moved which was strange….I pointed my long lens at the bird and bang, I got the image! Ha ha What a surprise!

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