Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay California. Go there. Seriously. And stop and get crab chowder at one of the small outdoor cafes (well, in California they all are outdoor!), where the chowder cooks in big old foil covered stock pots out on the front porch. Best ever!    

Warblers and Phoebes and Kites, oh my!

I was quite fortunate to be able to spend time with two local biologists/bird/wildlife guides when I was in the San Francisco Bay area. It was, as you’d expect, an incredible experience. Not only were there 50+ new species of birds (and several new mammals) that crossed my path (and, my camera lens!), but also…

Shooting with what you have: Expressions of the 35mm lens

Art to me is expression, and that specific artistic expression – as well as interpretation – has allowed me to be creative on both the front (camera) and back ends (photoshop, etc) of every picture I take. I don’t take any of this too seriously, of course – simply because I can’t imagine enjoying it…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

Autumn is a full month in here, though in terms of leaves changing colors and the still summer-feel warmth of the sun, we’re not quite there. Still, in my travels this morning, I captured a few shots that kept things in check that October is very much upon us. For The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo…

Hum Hum Humming along…

For anyone who knows me, or who doesn’t know me but have traipsed thru a few of my blog postings, you know I am a bird lover. In my mind, how can one not feel completely amazed by (and in love with) birds? Sure, sure – just like anything in life, we have different hobbies,…

Of Butterflies and Birds (and flowers, too)

Nature and its flora and fauna are astoundingly amazing, and I have mad respect for its existence and preservation. And while I can oogle at Nat Geo, or a myriad of other online resources to see amazing nature photography, I love being behind the lens in capturing a growing collection of both the known and…