Category Archives: Natural History

Tamron Tele-Macro Lens – Part 2

Quite frankly, I was so interested in getting a good telephoto lens, I essentially overlooked the macro features of the Tamron 70-300 Telephoto/Macro lens. On my daily walk around the yard, I discovered a small (less than an inch body … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon – of the Yellowstone

Photo of the week Travel is one of the best teachers. Until this summer, I assumed there was only one “Grand Canyon.” There are spectacular views into the river-cut gorge of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, not far from … Continue reading

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Wildlife Encounters

Animals we saw on our trip. Special to: Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be One of the things I was looking forward to on our trip was seeing, and hopefully photographing wild creatures. There were limited spotting opportunities … Continue reading

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Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

Day #1 (Continued) – Travel as I Have Envisioned It Could Be! Shortly after leaving Bowling Green and the Corvette Museum, we saw signs to Mammoth Cave, also in Kentucky, and decided that we had time to at least go … Continue reading

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Black and White Sunday: Maternal

Taken just this week, this seems appropriate for Paula’s Mother’s Day theme. To learn more about the Opossum, or “possum,” go to “Mama ‘Possum at Last!”

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A Mama ‘Possum at Last

From my earliest memories as a child, I had a several nice big books with pictures and stories about common animals. The images were drawn, pen and ink in subdued colors. There were deer, raccoon, a wolverine and a drawing … Continue reading

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Luna Moth and the Cat

My work space is in the loft, next to a window–convenient for gazing and daydreaming. Earlier this week, when I sat down to go to work, I realized that there was a luna moth clinging to the screen outside the … Continue reading

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