Category Archives: nature photography

American Goldfinch

He’s a daily visitor now. Feasting on the Black-eyed Susans and sunflowers, they are almost gone and yet this ones family stops by daily. It’s been a pleasure to have them this year.

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72: Making Memories

Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.

Episode now available here…

Episode 72: Making Memories

Serenity Now

That ‘vortex of negativity’ I always talk about avoiding? Well somehow it got hold of me and I am currently fighting my way back, I’m not completely consumed…I’m stuck at the entrance but it’s incredibly strong and I’m giving it all I can to get out.

What happened? The world and everything bad happened to find a crack through my armor and began to seep in.

Somehow…someway…violence towards others, hatred, lawlessness….they all have found an accepting place in our society…where in my world…none of that is now or will ever be acceptable.

I’m not talking about isolated pockets. I am talking about large masses.

I think we have lost the positive message. It’s been stolen away by the savagery of that violence, hatred, and lawlessness

Normally I see it coming…the storm cloud…but I didn’t see this one…and to be honest…I am worried for us all…

Praying things get better. Yes…I’ve turned to prayer a long time ago.

Violence and hatred never solves anything.

You can beat a man into submission but that will never change what’s in his mind.

Prayer…

I’m praying this settles down…

Maybe you can join me in prayers….

Parenthood

Parenthood isn’t easy. Watching these three yesterday made me think of the responsibility we as parents have to our children. Not an easy task being someone’s parent, that is, when you are fully in. It takes a ton of sacrifice, patients, understanding…it’s never ending and yet simultaneously, it is possibly the most rewarding thing I have ever done and continue to do.

This doe is drained: nutritionally caring for these two fawns has taken its toll on her, but she will rebound. As I lay here on the couch this morning staring out of the glass then back at these pics I am reminded at how blessed I am to be the father of two. A tough job, absolutely, even tougher to do it right. And then you hope and pray they become good people. I am blessed that mine are indeed good people, kind people, caring individuals, a great feeling to have as I lay here on Fathers Day and understand I have indeed been blessed with becoming a dad. Happy Parents Day, Happy Fathers Day! Have a great day!

3 am…An Incredible View!

I have been getting up early for the last week. My cat wants to hang out with me at three am, like clockwork.

He’s a rescue, one of two, definitely a unique personality, but we love them both.

I remember getting up, petting him, grabbing my camera and heading out to the balcony and shooting skyward…

Checking the shots the next morning…I was rewarded with this one…I thanked the cat!

Photography to me is an incredible tool for stress relief, a form of therapy if you will, I go out and concentrate on finding a subject to photograph and then talk about and share.

Thank you for stopping by. Check out the podcast if you would. Have a great day!

Tony

Beautiful encounter

Nice encounter yesterday, spotted this little one way off of the trail in a ravine, staying still, barely a blink. Took the photo and off I went so as not to spook it. Beautiful encounter.

Looking quiet up there..

So much happening today in the city. Rioting, looting, doesn’t appear to be getting better. Prayers to all.

Morning Sky

It’s like watching God create art everyday. I don’t often remember that, especially during these trying times, but I did remember it today.