Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Singing in the Rain

   Monday of this week it rained quite a bit in the morning. That afternoon was a perfect time to shoot a few flowers in the rain. There is something special about close up photos of flowers that have dew or rain on them. It simply makes them pop! There are several places in downtown Spooner that have an array of flowers, so it wasn't hard to find choice flowers. What an amazing God we have. Not only to make gorgeous flowers, but to also send the rain to water them.
Please take a moment and look at some of the flowers and insects I shot the other day. Give God the glory and the praise. He makes the flowers - I just shoot them!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Photo Day at Crex

Today was personal Photo Day at Crex Meadows. I really was not sure what I would find at Crex Meadows today, but I decided to try to get a few photos anyway. Crex is usually quiet this time of year with very few ducks and geese around. One of the first things I saw was a lone swan by the side of the road, just sitting there. Not sure if he was injured or just lazy. Either way I got quite a few head shots of him. Then there was bees and butterflies on the orange milkweed plants. Most of the time I shot from the car, because the deer flies were swarming and biting. There was a few cranes walking along the road. Over all it was a good and profitable day. Here are a few of the photos taken today. Enjoy and God Bless.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Lady Slippers

    A couple of days ago our door bell rang and there was one of our summer neighbors, Red. He knew I took photos so was wondering if I could take a few photos of something down the road. Just across the road from our house was a batch of Lady Slippers growing in the woods. I have seen as many as 5 or 6 in a batch, but there must have been 35 - 40 of them at this sight. That day and yesterday I took quite a few photos of these beauties. Red noticed that on the hill side there was a white Lady Slipper. This is a very rare sight. I have never seen an albino Lady Slipper. These flowers do not hang around long, so I knew I had to take as many photos as I could now. In a few days they would shrivel up and be gone. The only down side to photographing these flowers in the woods is that my sinuses really flared up. Yesterday at church I was sniffling and sneezing, which is not good with today's pandemic. What an amazing God we have to "treat" us with such a blessing as these gracious flowers.

The White Lady Slipper. How amazing!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Pelican Brief!!!

   On my way to deliver a frame for a dear lady and her husband in Rice Lake, I stopped by one of my favorite spots to take photos in the Spring - Lakeshore Drive. This time of year there are always geese and their goslings running around, which are great to take photos of. they are so cute. Today I actually saw and shot 2 amazing sites of nature. The first thing I saw was a mother goose sheltering her young under her wings, with daddy not too far off. In all my years as a photographer I have never seen this sight before and was abundantly blessed by seeing it today. What a picture of God's care of us - "under His wings".
   The second thing I saw was on the other side of the lake. There in plain site was 12 - 13 pelicans just standing there grooming themselves. Several people stopped by and watched them and a few took picture of them One man who lived on that road said this was the first time he had see pelicans on the lake. I just snapped away again and again. I went and delivered my frame and came back about an hour later and they were still there. So, I took more photos. between the geese and the pelicans I took almost 600 shots. Below are a few of those shots from today. Enjoy and God Bless...