"Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance
and none can say why some fields will blossom
while others lay brown beneath the August sun."
August 30th: Through the looking glass. Which in this case was really and truly "looking through" the glass.
I was a bit surprised to find all three of these wee stinkers in focus!
August 29th: These little eyes were wondering what I was doing hanging out in the backyard so early this morning instead of simply dumping the food into the feeder and leaving.
August 28th: Triple-shot day
The almost-almost-almost full eclipse from my viewing point, just as dawn was about to break.
August 28th, 4:26 a.m.
The total lunar eclipse will start in 1/2 hour.
August 27th: Getting ready for the morning's eclipse, standing under a maple tree whose leaves were lit by the streetlight. (Another composite photo of two images taken a few minutes apart.)
August 26th: Sometimes it pays to be a night owl.
August 25th: Someone got very busy after the big, nasty storms of the past two days and I caught their efforts shining in the brilliant evening light.
August 24th: This evening's efforts at catching lightning had lackluster results since I spent the incoming part of the wicked storm (complete with tornado) stuffing critters into carriers and running them to the safety of the basement.
So when in doubt, look about. And there were the water drops on the flagpole. In a natural, almost completely black & white.
August 23rd: We got caught in a horrific thunderstorm this evening, replete with the most spectacularly splendid lightning display. I didn't catch the bolt that appeared to blow up a transformer maybe a mile away, but did manage to get a couple of others. (A first! Next time I need to remember to bring the 18-70mm lens, though.)
The other one is here: http://sciurusniger.smugmug.com/gallery/1888632#187267493