Birds of a feather Siesta together...
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
It was cold and rainy out and the smart thing to do was stay inside and maybe take a nap but...
I wanted to test out a new lens so I jumped in the truck and headed to the river with camera in hand.
There were several birds actively fishing, including several eagles, but they all were just a little too far away for the lens I had with me. (Nikon 80-400mm) This one got a little closer but I still had to crop the photo about 80% to get this so-so picture.
I was excited to see that the eagles are already starting to show up, there were 5-6 there, and I will be heading back soon with the "bazooka" lens to see what I can get.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
My good friend Marion, known as Parker to everyone on the blog, passed away on Thursday.
We spent a lot of hours in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma hiking and talking and learning from each other.
His wife Charlotte wanted me to let everyone know that he passed away. He had been suffering from ALS and it finally got the best of him.
He will truly be missed as a friend, a hiking partner, a historian and a great story teller.
Farewell my friend.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Even though I wasn't overly enamored with the Virgin Islands I will say the snorkeling was pretty good. They have different coral there than what you find in Hawaii so it made it interesting to be in the water. I definitely preferred being in the water than being on land.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Friday, September 30, 2016
Out of the two weeks we were there I think we had two decent sunrises. The rest were without clouds and just bright sun, nothing to give the sky a nice texture and color. The sunsets were about the same too. The skies just were not cooperating.
After the first week I just gave up trying to get a good sunset photo and concentrated on getting a good cocktail!