In recent weeks, I feel like I have been busy just keeping up. Consequently, some photos have fallen through the posting cracks. I'd like to share a few of those today.
This first one was taken in June, in California, at a Vietnamese restaurant where I went for some take-out PHO. While I waited, I found myself fascinated by the single photo on the wall. Well, I guess pho and photo do have at least a phonic connection. Anyway, I ended up having a long conversation about the image with one of the waiters, who thought the bridge shouldn't be off center. I said I thought its offcenteredness made the photo a lot stronger. It was graduation day in the area, so the place was busy. I just took a single photo and I didn't ask permission. But I think of that experience and of this photo often, for some reason, so I have wanted to bring it to this blog. I still wish I could cross that bridge -- and that viewers would sometimes want to enter one of my photos just as much.
On a different trip, again with family, I ended up with a bedroom that, just like home, had active birds staying within view. I finally went outside and sat on the hillside to see what was going on. This robin's nest was right above my window! The babies were big enough to be pretty hungry, which explained all the activity. Here are three of the photos I took, including the cleaning of the nest. I was told that birds will take debris, like an egg that didn't grow, and carry it far away from the nest so that it won't leave a clue below that growing baby birds are nearby. I wasn't expecting egg removal to happen, though, so my last photo isn't as steady as I would have liked it to be.
|an unusual sighting of an anhinga, on the highest tree on a cliff by the lake near us|
|three of the herd of deer who seem to have adopted our field this past week|
I'll close with the full moon in Denver, during a delicious dinner outside. This is really how it looked. It was a thrill to have it be right where we could see it so well. Sometimes things just work out that way, and they really do.