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I'm going to try firing up the blog again for 2016, especially the nature/landscape side of things. It is in desperate need of a redesign so I will be working on that while shooting for KSTV. Unfortunately the slideshows on older posts have been disabled by flickr. You can find all of my work in my gallery.

Friday, May 29, 2009


While we are waiting for the butterflies to emerge, I'll share a few random recent images.

I can finally get a decent view of the sunsets from my new front porch without power lines!
I noticed a pinkish glow on the wall, looked outside and had to grab my p&s .

Sometimes you love a shot and sometimes you hate it immediately. This one could go either way for me.

Found this nest after my nephew's Baptism. I guess the theme for the day was New Life. =) I had to balance on a ladder and hold the camera above my head, but I finally got a shot of the contents.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Watching and waiting...Monarch Caterpillars

A neighbor was kind enough to drop off two monarch caterpillars for our family to enjoy. We have been watching and feeding them for about a week. We were amazed at how much milkweed they ate and how big they grew in such a short time. After spinning a little white silk button, one of the caterpillars attached to it and curled up into the shape of a J. About 12 hours later we found the chrysalis and the skin he shed. The second time around we were determined not to miss the "wiggle dance". As soon as the second caterpillar formed the J, he was under constant watch until bedtime. We awoke this morning to another beautiful chrysalis and missed the big show again. =) We can't wait to watch them emerge as beautiful monarch butterflies. Maybe they will stick around and hang out in our newly planted butterfly and hummingbird garden. 

Saturday, May 2, 2009

A Beautiful Night For Baseball

My daughter Alison had the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the Lexington Legends game last evening. I was so proud of her. She sang like an angel. I know I would never be able to get in front of a stadium full of people and sing like that. Well maybe I would, (after a couple of drinks) but I can't imagine anyone would want to hear it. =P

I tried my hand at a little baseball action. I didn't take my 2.8 along so it got pretty tough as the evening went on, but I tried. =)

My son Jake somehow managed to catch not 1, not 2, but 3 balls last night, including a homerun off the bat of this guy, Ebert Rosario. The Legends went on to win the game, sweep the series and remain in first place in the South Atlantic League Southern Division. Go Legends!


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