Monday, December 12, 2016


I've been doing a bunch of my family tree recently. Especially my fathers side which I didn't know anything about before recently so it's pretty fascinating. James Hill to the top right is kind of iffy at present though I am thinking he's William Hills father. I just don't know for a fact yet.

In the next day, or so, I should be uploading some more pictures to the blog.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Snow, snow, snow

We got our first snowfall here yesterday. Apparently the latest first snow in history. Normally it would be around October 19th.
I had to get a couple of frames of snow. Here they are.

It was far too cold to stay out very long or I would have probably gotten more. In the coming weeks I'll get some more and I'll be happy to share them here on the blog. And Viewbug of course.
Have a great day and try to enjoy your life.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


On Thanksgiving Day we went through the nursing home and I got a chance to photograph some of the birds in the finch habitat on the second floor.
At first I was just using the shorter telephoto but had to get too close to the glass. It was obvious the birds were a little upset. I also wasn't able to zero in on any of the birds like I wanted too. So, I grabbed my longer zoom so I could put a little more distance between myself and the birds.
Here are my results. Most of these will be going up on Viewbug Monday.

I hope you enjoyed these images. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my readers.
We went to spend some time at the nursing home with Susan's mother. There was also a dinner via the nursing home kitchen.
Here is Susan and her mother before we went down to the dinner.

I decided to photograph some of the others who were in dining room.

What Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pumpkin pie? This frame I could almost use as an advertising image.

This was dinner.

I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Framing the mountain

We were early for Susan's physical therapy so we went over to the nearby park and wanted to capture a few images. After looking around a few minutes I liked the idea of using tree branches to frame Pikes Peak. It was really cold out there though so I didn't shoot too many frames to be honest. The wind was rather biting.
Here are the results. The bottom one I just uploaded to Viewbug.

I hope you enjoyed these, have a great day.

Friday, November 18, 2016


It's been a couple of weeks since I posted here on the blog last. In some ways the weather hasn't entirely cooperated. It's been very warm. A lot of trees still have leaves on them and a lot of others are completely bare which is rare for this time of year here in Colorado.
One of the things I've been looking forward to photographing is snow. It's almost a month late but we finally got some yesterday. It wasn't very much however, just a light dusting that didn't really stick anywhere.
I didn't spend much time outside as it was very cold but here are the images I captured.

The last two weeks I've been going through various picture folders looking for decent images that I hadn't posted on Viewbug yet. I think I've gotten to my October 1st images and will be going back further in coming weeks.
Even better I'm hoping to get some more snow images in the coming weeks. 
Until next time have a great day.

Monday, October 31, 2016


We went up to Monument Lake on Friday. Unfortunately I wasn't able to hike all of the places I wanted to. They managed to build up some of the weirs at one end of the lake which has expanded the wetlands. Now the wetlands covers some of the trails that I used to walk on. Guess I'd have to walk quite a ways around now.
While on my way to discovering all of this I spotted a magpie in a tree. I began to follow it with the camera as it went up higher in the tree, and then, came back down to the lower branches.
A couple of these I will be uploading to Viewbug.

Soon, I'll be sharing some of the Coot images too. I sincerely hope you're enjoying the photography. I'm going to try to get even more wildlife images.
Have a great day and enjoy life.