From beach vacation to Poll Worker

Tuesday I did something I have never done before. I worked at my local voting precinct as a poll worker. It was a great experience, regardless of the long hours. My employer allows for one paid day of volunteer work each year, and I was allowed to use this as my volunteer day. Although it…

Black-crowned Night-Heron

As I made my way around a tree Saturday morning, low and behold I saw this fellow just hanging out on a limb. I took several photos and then whoosh! …he flew away. I believe he is a Black-crowned Night-Heron. He appeared to have a friend on the other side of the lake. I will…

Wondering Glider

This dragonfly was captured in flight, hovering long enough for me to snap his photo. This species, from the genus Pantala, is considered the most widespread dragonfly on the planet, with good population on every continent except Antarctica (although rare in Europe). This information is gathered from Wikipedia on my iNaturalist app. This app is…

Lens Artists Photo Challenge # 103 ~Surprise

Yesterday morning on my early walk, I ran across some beautiful flower bushes, dried and flowerless after the spring flowers had faded away. I remembered taking photos of those huge bushes when the flowers were blooming, full of green bushy foliage. I looked back into my March photos and found them, it doesn’t appear I…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

Recently I happened upon a post at brashley.photography on “twirling” through Photoshop. What was super fun, was to find the instructions included, on how to create similar photos as the one posted on the site. I want to learn more on Photoshop. Below you will see my twirling result on the top photo, and the…