Broken Ice on the Rivers Edge

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Although it is a little cold now, it has been a pretty mild winter. I was quite surprised to see ice this thick along the river’s edge this past weekend.Enjoy!

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Step in the Right Direction

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This weekend I had some time to get out and take some photos for the first time in a while. I plan on making an effort to post on a more regular basis starting today. I also ordered some lights and a back drop so that I could do some portrait work. Enjoy and have a great day!

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White Wildflower

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I see these white wildflowers occasionally during the summer. I have yet to take the time to identify them. Sometimes I like to just look at the flowers and not take up a lot of time searching to find their proper names. Enjoy!

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MM 2-19

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Love at first sight? This black-eyed susan appears to be involved with the neighboring thistle.

Each week Leanne Cole hosts Monochrome Madness over on her blog. It has been a lot of fun to participate in this challenge even if it has been on an irregular basis the last couple of months. You can see the entire collection later today on Leanne’s Blog.

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Black-eyed Susan in Early Morning Light

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Thought I would drop in long enough to leave this photograph before work. The black-eyed susans have started to bloom. Enjoy!

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MM 2-18 : Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

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This female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) slowly crept closer to me, almost like it wanted me to photograph it. Then as it got real close it flew off. Such a tease!

Each week Leanne Cole hosts Monochrome Madness over on her blog. It has been a lot of fun to participate in this challenge even if it has been on an irregular basis the last couple of months. You can see the entire collection later today on Leanne’s Blog.

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American Redstart

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I believe that this is a female  American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla). I’m not 100% sure, it looks like it may be a juvenile. It’s still a little fuzzy. I finally had a beautiful weekend off of work and had some time to get out an take some photographs.

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Bird Sitting on Birdhouse

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As I said yesterday I took several photographs of this little bird. Clearly it was watching me also. I was attracted to the shininess of the blue feathers. Have a great day!

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MM 2-16

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I took several photos of this bird sitting on its house. Usually they are flying around so fast you can get a shot of them. The sunlight was hitting it just right and the blue was nice and bright. I will show a color version tomorrow.

You can find the entire Monochrome Madness challenge on Leanne Cole’s blog later today.

 

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Baby Rabbit Eating in the Rain

infant rabbit_0014An infant rabbit eating breakfast in the rain the other morning. It was very brave! This is about 4 feet from my parking spot at work. I had to be quick because it was raining pretty hard.

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