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Minnehaha Falls

October 31, 2013 - In the land of 10,000 lakes, the largest city, Minneapolis, has a fair number of them within the city limits. Just a fe...
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Neighboring Stars

October 30, 2013 - It was worth the bother. Backpacking two miles into White Sands National Monument, a desert in New Mexico. Lugging too...
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Down to Earth

October 29, 2013 - This bright Maple leaf was all alone on the trail. It drew my eye and my legs to a stop. The brilliant colors of Autumn...
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Shadows and Light

October 28, 2013 - What I usually do, before going out on an assignment or for pleasure with my camera gear is test it out. One of the fina...
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Floating Maple

October 27, 2013 - Haiku on this scene found in the forest of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden: Walking in Autumn I see leaves floatin...
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Alpha Buck

October 26, 2013 - The last time I walked here, I saw 8 deer. This time, I thought I was going home having sighted none. Then I turned t...
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Here and Gone

October 25, 2013 - What was once, is no more. Autumn has brought the first hard freeze. Frost on every surface this morning. I'm not sure...
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Windy Shore

October 24, 2013 - I hesitated only a bit before deciding to take my exercise outdoors today. Just a wee bit cold out there. It was not mu...
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There's Something About Water

October 23, 2013 - This afternoon, I was seeing this view of Lake Decatur for several hours. The birds, including Pelicans, kept flying ove...
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Just Relaxin' Here Boss

October 22, 2013 - One of the extra shots that Karen got at a recent family portrait session. While I'm setting up and talking with folks....
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I Owe Everything

October 21, 2013 - "To this place and the kindness of these people, I owe everything." - Abraham Lincoln, from his Farewell Address to the...
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Between Night and Day

October 20, 2013 - I had been up and awake all through the desert night. I shut my eyes when it was still fully dark, and opened them to a...
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Hunt for the Moon

October 19, 2013 - A day later, and I got some of that full Hunter's moon. The official full moon was last night, but it's still at 100% lu...
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A Slow Fall

October 18, 2013 - Bright colorful leaves have finally appeared, mostly against a still predominant green. Autumn has been slow to arrive...
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Anyplace Will Do

October 17, 2013 - I set my photo gear bag on the couch, open for me to check and stow gear that I use for location portraits. It was irre...
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Grass and Sky

October 16, 2013 - It was a beauty of a sky that day. The lower cumulonimbus clouds were dotting the blue sky like so many clumps of cotto...
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Bright Leaf

October 15, 2013 - With every step I take, there's something waiting for me to come and see it. All it takes is eyes to see with. This Red...
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A House Divided

October 14, 2013 - "A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand" - Abraham Lincoln in his acceptance speech upon being nominated for an ult...
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Everything Changes

October 13, 2013 - There's still a lot of green in the woods, but there were some blazes of Autumn, lit up by the sunset. I was walking...
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Two of Three

October 12, 2013 - I was at the end of my trek around the entirely of Lincoln Memorial Garden and the connected Ostermeier Prairie Center....
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Sunshine, Clouds & Prairie

October 11, 2013 - The sun shines down on the fields of prairie grasses in Centennial Park. The rays were dancing among the clouds in a...
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Waiting For Harvest

October 10, 2013 - The sky was full of blue and white today. One large white cumulonimbus cloud after another passed overhead as I walked t...
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Sharing the Trail

October 09, 2013 - Three deer (the 3rd is hidden behind the one in the background), shared the end of our walk on the trails at Abraham Lin...
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Afternoon Trail

October 08, 2013 - The Autumnal change of color is just beginning. Karen and I went for a walk through Abraham Lincoln Memorial Garden....
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Autumn Reflection

October 07, 2013 - I could have left the photo go, it was dark. My exposure was off. I didn’t do that. I pulled out the colors that were...
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Pointing The Way

October 06, 2013 - If this looks like another recent photograph, it is close but different. From our time in the desert of White Sands Nat...
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Left or Right

October 05, 2013 - The sky was dramatic. I had my camera with me, with the ultra-wide Sigma 10-20mm on it. How could I help but grab some...
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Naptime

October 03, 2013 - Zoos are fascinating and horrible, all at the same time. There’s good work at conservation, species saving research, and...
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Two Travelers

October 02, 2013 - Karen and I have come to appreciate the special beauty and tranquility that a Japanese garden brings to us. We first wer...
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