Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

A lone snowman in solitude in the falling snow. DSC01948

The same space this morning after the storm. The snowman fell over with the weight of the snow.  DSC02031


Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

what a concept.  Noticed these lawn ornaments chowing down on the morning glory – a pest devouring another pest.  Both can look good though.  DSC09465.JPG

Today it was a breading pair that graced our backyards looking for the good stuff. Usually it is just the doe and perhaps a fawn or two. Hardly see the bucks.


Notice how the horns are velvet, this new growth that will soon be scraped off.  4 points and he still looks good.  Urban life for the dear can be very harsh. I have seen several over the years with gashes and broken legs from jumping the fences.  If there is food – they will jump and pretty much anything (except thistles) will tempt their pallet.


I rarely see older does – parenting is hard under the best of conditions.  And this one is so young and small.  I suspect her life will not be as long as the bucks.  Though you never know she may beat the odds.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Point of View : 2

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This morning I rose early to find a beautiful day!

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I woke the dog, grabbed the camera and headed for the Gorge waterway.

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The Gorge is a salt water waterway that runs though the city.  This day the water was mirror like in it’s calmness and a stunning opportunity for photograph’s.

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