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.

Linking up with:

Unknown Mami

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Soaking It All In

It may feel like -8f  outside today but luckily I have a good collection of photographs to go through taken before our weather turned frigid. Check out how these individuals soaked in the mild Autumn day.

A parks worker taking a break? Find out on Sunday.

My first thought about this guy was 'why on earth waste the beauty of your surroundings with your nose stuck in your cell phone?'.
Then I decided I was being completely unfair and a bit hypocritical as well. How many times have I relaxed in the grass by a lake or pond with my nose stuck in a book? Too many to count I will venture. All that matters is that he was relaxing in the way he wanted to relax. He was spending the moment soaking in the atmosphere in a way that appealed to him. Although, I can't quite decide if that is a hint of a smile on his face or a bit of a smirk. Maybe he wasn't enjoying it as much as I thought he was. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wonders of Nature

Taking a moment to enjoy the wonders of nature I was blessed to come across this busy little Muskrat.
The way the ripples he created captured the light was amazing so I thought I would see how it looked once converted to black and white.
 Which do you like better?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Autumn Ripple

I was mesmerized by the way the rippling water captured the light and reflected the rich autumn tones.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Daniele and Son: Sneak Peek

A few weekends ago I had the honor of capturing some fun photos of this Mother and her sweet son. Here are a few of my favorite portraits.

weekend reflection

Linking up with Jame's Weekend Reflection.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ugly Mom Prom

Once again I had the privilege of capturing a bit of the fun during this years Ugly Mom Prom. Here are some of my favorite shots. These women really know how to make a girls night out something to remember.