October 5, 2011 — Fall follies

There are still some butterflies and other interesting things hanging around.  My neighbor has turned his attention to his yard this year, which has worked out well for me.  He has outstanding flower beds at a time when almost nothing else is in bloom.  I shot a monarch and a buckeye on his place. That group starts with an image of a crescent moon, which looked kind of cool one night.  Others were mostly in my yard.  I’m just putting links on this week, not slide shows.  You’ll have to click on them to see the each photo album.

2011_09_25 Tagged Monarch

After a class exercise in building rabbitats (brush piles to provide shelter for rabbits), we had an Environmental Club outing and pulled out our canoes.  Fun ensued, including a race in which most of the canoes were stuck together.

Canoe Day 9/27/2011

We’ve been taking our dogs down the the ball diamonds for exercise.  The large, fenced area gives them plenty of room to run.  We do carry bags and pick up the poo.  I decided to try to photograph their frolicking.  I used the same settings as one would for birds in flight, but still got some motion blur, even in full sun.  They’re fast!  I caught them in funny poses.  Though some of the images look violent, fear not.  These two are best friends and they do this every day without harming each other.

October Dogs

Stacey and I went to watch some fireworks in our official capacity as firefighters.  The show was pretty fast and furious.  I didn’t have time to mess with the camera much, but I got some decent stuff.

2011_10_01 Fireworks

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