Friday, July 31, 2015

Blue Moon

Two full moons in a month and the second one is a blue moon - here's how it looked coming up over the Oquirrh's tonight.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Photo fun!

Lots of opportunities yesterday (and every day) for Moments of Beauty to be photographed. Flowers, cats, horses and hummingbirds were the subjects, some early morning, some late afternoon and others in the midday sun!

A David Austin rose.


Red carrots from our garden.


Fuzzy on alert!


Day lilies are still blooming and beautiful


Our neighbors have two beautiful horses.



Hummingbirds are very active and fun to watch.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It's all about light

Light! Camera! Action!

When you see the light you have been looking for you capture it to the best of your ability!  Here's a couple of captures of light that I love....



Monday, July 27, 2015

More fun around the house

The hummingbirds are very active and the Rufous keep things stirred up. But they are a joy to watch and much fun to try to capture in flight.
House finches are clowns - they do some of the weirdest things and yet are so cute you really just want to pet them.
Murphy enjoys the long, cool grass under his belly.  He's taking things much slower these days.








Sunday, July 26, 2015

Small stuff around the house

Spiders and hummingbirds are the small stuff although both have their beauty.  The Rufous Hummingbird showed up yesterday and I got a photo this morning of it. The spider was making its web on the cherry tomato plant and the white swirls were just part of what was there.




Saturday, July 25, 2015

Zach and the Caputo All Stars!

Diana and I treated ourselves to a wonderful dinner at Fresco's last night, back in our old stomping grounds at 15th and 15th. After dinner we found our godson, Zachary, across the street with his band playing at Caputo's. They are a great group and skilled players and play there every Friday night so go listen to them if you can.
Here's a few shots of the band...

Zach with a big smile!


The All Stars!




Drummer soloing!




Friday, July 24, 2015

Detail is not always necessary

While I love to present wildlife in great detail there are times when the detail is not necessary - suggestiveness works.
In the first photo I was fascinated by the detail on the feet of the hummingbird and the rest is sufficient to identify the bird but not great detail.
The second photo presents the form that is so often seen and identified with the hummers, one that seems a patient waiting and perhaps a prayer :-).