Young Blacktail Deer
I enjoy the deer when they show up in the woods next door. They usually show up in the spring and appear at times on the mini ranch of our daughter's family, especially when the apples start falling. They stay around into the fall.
Close friends are to be treasured, to be appreciated, to be personally connected to.
One definition of 'close friendship' is - "Close friendships are a step above casual acquaintances. You have bonded over shared interests, goals, or struggles, and put effort into making time for one another. You seek advice from your close friends, celebrate successes with them, and kick back and relax with them. These are probably the friends you spend the most time with." I have known these two for over 60 years and they are special!
Fall Colors in the Coburg Hills
I shot this picture a few years ago in November. The fall colors up there were vivid. Fog and a dusting of snow added beauty to the scene, they did to me anyway. It is so fun to head up there with a 4-wheel drive, just in case the snow is deeper on the logging roads.
In the Coburg Hills
I used to take drives into the Coburg Hills often. It was a way to get out into nature and come across scenes like this one. I love this scene with the light coming through the fog to paint the trees and road with colors. And I like the ground fog I see up there that adds atmosphere to the landscape. Wouldn't you want to capture this scene too? 🤠
The Wonder of a Rose!
Every time I see a rose, and especially when I stop to focus on it for a photograph, I see the marvelous beauty and design of nature! Such a lovely thing as a rose can fill one with emotion and bring forth words to express it.
When I really "see" the beauty of the rose, I am moved by the tones of color and the delicate folds of the petals. As the rose nestles in the bed of green leaves and protective thorns I can't help but feel awe and respect for all the beautiful wonders of nature. They are all here for our enjoyment and to add beauty to our lives. No wonder that many, when they have a chance to get away, will seek out nature to relax and revive in such surroundings. And it is a desirable thing to bring nature to our homes with such things as the wonders of a rose! We have always had roses in our yard.
Goldie and Me!
I read an article about self-portraits and thought I might have a go at it, just for the fun of it! So here you have it, Angie's horse, Goldie, and me! Sorry to make you suffer, but I have to look at me in a mirror every day! 🥺 At least Goldie got a kick out of it! I am ready for other subjects now! But that's a horse of another color!
I thought that this wall in a close friend's home is quite attractive! The furniture piece is beautiful. And the time is 3:05 precisely!
We have this beautiful flower pot full of geraniums on our front porch, one way we can have flowers in the midst of our drought. "Better Homes and Gardens" calls the geranium "A truly classic garden plant, geraniums have been a gardener's favorite for well over a century." It is certainly one of Carol's favorites. 👩🌾
Backlit Leaf on Apple Tree
I was out in the yard a couple days ago in the afternoon and saw this leaf standing out as it was backlit by the late sun. I thought it was beautiful so I captured the memory in camera as well as in mind.
DOUBLE THE FUN
I decided to play with mirrors for this shot of Carol at 60. I had forgotten about the photo shoot that day, so the photo was never processed or posted. Now we have been married 60 years. It's been fun.
Granddaughter in the Spotlight
I recall a day when my granddaughter, Kailey, and I visited the Springfield City Hall and Library. While there we found this stairway lighted with spotlights from high in the ceiling. I figured it would make an interesting photo so made a shot or two. This is how it came out.
The Sort of Day I am Wishing For!
We have had so many sunny days and warm weather that I forget what a day like this is like. Well, not really, but I love all sorts of weather, just so we don't get the extreme kind. A day like this means moisture in the air and a coolness about it. And it makes for interesting pictures. This is a scene out near Dexter, Oregon.