Well, I have to start off mentioning American Idol's (almost) finale... since
Ryan Seacrest signed off...
It's coming back, folks.
I liked Trent, but how the HECK did he win over
LaPorsha??? She'll have a contract before the end of the week,
she's truly great.
I took a few pictures today... and I'll give you an example of how
light can work against you.
I went to a meeting of the Zoning Comission in Tonganoxie tonight.
I took the big lens with me.
Here's an example of how sun can work against you.
The sun was very bright, and I did not take time to adjust the camera's settings, so
I pretty much ruined the picture. That was at the Big Ditch.
I was really surprised not to find little ducks in it.
Here is light working with me, this morning, on our back fence.
And here... can you see the plover?
The farm pond is getting dangerously low. I'm praying that we get a lot of rain soon.
Can you see him in the water here?
I only had the medium lens with me this morning when the dogs and I walked.
I made a second pass with the long lens when I was doing errands, but he was gone by then.
I loved watching them last summer.
I know people along this road think I'm NUTS.
I'm constantly jumping out of the car to take pictures.
I could see something in the distance on a pond in the middle of a pasture.
I got out of the car with the big lens and took a look... it was a flock of blue-winged teal.
There were twice this many.
I watched them dunking and swimming for a while.
Another road where they think I'm nuts.
I saw the Northern Harrier again, but it was a fly-by.
When I got back by the little pond, look what I found!
More teal, no plover.
Off went one.
I thought he was leaving... but...
He was just joining a friend!