Monday, October 5, 2015

Murph and the hawk

Yesterday Murph and I took a drive and a small hike, then drove home to go back to work. Murph saw a jackrabbit and chased it a little ways - both he and the rabbit were only at partial speed.
On the way home I found this beautiful adult Ferruginous waiting for me to stop and photograph him!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cloud Dance

Watching clouds dance is one of my most favorite pastimes - especially in a field of grass looking up! Here's a couple of dancers from yesterday morning.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Morning Light and Geese

The Canadiens are moving in the mornings and evenings - first to a corn field to pick over the remains from harvesting, then back to a safe place for the night.  Love to hear them honk!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Farmington Bay shows off some great stuff!

From Black-crowned Night Herons to goofy Grebes with their foot stuck out the back, Farmington bay yesterday was a wealth of photos and fun and goofiness!

White-faced Ibis flying towards Egret

Quiet wariness

Black-crowned Night Heron sneaking away.

Adult Grebe feeding youngster.

White-faced Ibis feeding.

Goofy Grebe stuck it's leg out as it was grooming itself.

Headless Egret - really gets into his hunting!

Not all beauty at the refuge is in the birds.

Classic fall colors and lines..

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Plants and Geese

Sometimes I think that I am always putting up the same thing, perhaps so, but the beauty always seems new to me. Besides, it's my blog! :-)

Canadien Geese and Deseret Peak.

Oakleaf Hydrangea from Tooele Valley Nursery


Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Beauty on the ground and in the sky - it just keeps on coming!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon Eclipse night!

Well, it came and we saw it!  It was over an hour late in showing up (begs the question of how can the moon be late) based on what had happened the night before - go figure! And we had about given up when my son-in-law walked out the front door and hollered at us!

Here's some shots of the various stages starting with the first view.

Already in eclipse as it came over the mountain:

Reaching the full coverage.

Fully in eclipse.

Coming out of the eclipse.