Tuesday, December 30, 2014


As if today wasn't cold enough I am going to show you a few more cold water shots, well really frozen.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Home Free

I had the opportunity last week to go see one of my favorite groups perform. If you enjoy a cappella and country music and haven't heard Home Free I recommend watching some of their videos. I took my small canon powershot with me but was so caught up in the show that it stayed in my purse the whole time.  I did take a few photos with my cell phone. 

As you can see we had close seats but not the best for taking photos. They were however fantastic for sound.

I do believe I am in love with Tim (the bass singer). LOL 
Although it should be illegal to have a voice like that and be good looking and crazy enough to pull off his outfit for their final number.
 What do you think, would you wear feety pajamas in public?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cold Water

Last month I shared some photos of a fun little critter playing in the lake at this very spot. I went back the other day hoping to find him out and about.
The lake was frozen over as I expected, but I couldn't see anywhere for the little guys to enter or exit their underwater home. I did manage to see one a small muskrat near the lakes overflow drain but he was too fast for me to get a good shot of him.
Even though it was pretty chilly, it was a nice day though for a walk around the lake. My grandson decided it is much easier to skip rocks on a frozen lake than it is when the water is not frozen....LOL.
Now for one with a little color. This is the west bank of the Missouri River at Chamberlain.

Have a Wonderful Day!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dramatic South Dakota Skies

I am pulling from my archives for today's Friday Skywatch photos.

 October Sky
I can never resist a game of hide and seek with the sun.
November Skies
I loved how the ranch and hills were all aglow with the late afternoon sun coming from the clearer skies to the southwest but the storm clouds filled the sky to the north and northwest.
This photo was taken only a few minutes after the photo above but the road had turned slightly to the north and the photo is facing more easterly.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!
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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Feeling Powerful

How sweet a shadow can grace even the smallest of creatures with a powerful silhouette!

I do wish there had been something in the frame to offer a bit of size comparison. This tiny little guy's shadow was about the size of a dime.

Linking up with Shadow Shot Sunday.

Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Playing With a Dolphin

My ten year old granddaughter wanted to practice with her camera the other day so I suggested she grab a few figurines and we head out side to find places to pose them. 
Here is what we came up with
Someone had dropped a fuzzy blue scarf which we thought was perfect for photos of her small pink dolphin.

I decided to play around a bit with the two dolphin shots.

Then I saw the drain spout and decided to snap a reflection shot with the dolphin.
Join the reflection fun at Jame's

When boredom strikes I often find myself photographing silly things, how about you, do you ever photography silly things?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Late Autumn on Rapid Creek

For those of us that are all ready tired of the cold how about some nice late Autumn shots?

 Now for a long exposure of the same spot.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


November is more than half way over but I still have a few more shots from October to share. 
So how about a few lake shots.

A watery reflection
Jame's Weekend Reflection Submission
Now some more fun shots of this guy and his Muskrat buddies playing in the lake.

Have a Beautiful Weekend!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Late October Flowers

The rose garden was looking a bit shabby.

With the exception of these sturdy red roses.

Have a Wonderful Week!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Taking a Break or Stranded?

Last Thursday I shared photos of people enjoying Memorial Park on a mild Autumn day, among them was this photo.

It is easy to assume that this city park worker was merely taking a break but that isn't the case. Do you see the stair like structure in the upper left corner of these photos. It is part of the overflow drain from the man made Memorial lake.

This second photo was actually taken before the top photo. When I first saw the worker he appeared to be checking the run off from Memorial Lake. I had seen a tractor a short distance from where he stood and decided to cross the bridge and ask if I could get a photo of him and his tractor. He didn't seem to be in much of a hurry to get back to work.

When I asked, he laughed and said he had tried to cross the drainage ditch when the back wheels of his tractor became buried in mud. The run off appeared very light and the heavy layer of fall leaves hid the fact that the soil was very wet. He was just waiting for a co-worker to come rescue him. Just then his rescuer arrived.

They hooked up the wench line.
 Prepared for a fun ride.
 A few minutes later he was free to get back to mowing.

The park is now covered in snow and the winds are whipping around some very icy air. I wonder if this worker is now clearing snow covered walkways.

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