Jul 30, 2009

Sky Watch Friday, Canada

I shot these photos last June in British Columbia, Canada. This is the Okanagon Valley where rich soil and good rainfall make excellent conditions for growing. We saw many fruit farms where the sweet cherries were in their first pick. Wineries and general farming benefit from mists where the sky touches the earth. It is a truly beautiful place.

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Jul 26, 2009

Irrigation Rig

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Jul 25, 2009

Memorial Day Reprise

Siberian Iris (spider web).

The edible nasturtium from the watercress family.

Cactus bud macro.

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Jul 24, 2009

Fog Clearing to Unlimited Visibility

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Jul 21, 2009

Sunday Afternoon on the Peconic Bay

Buoy marking the tip of the southern spit of Robins Island.

Photo one week before the following post... same Peconic Bay.

Some float, some don't.

Regatta rounding a racing buoy.

Fishermen out for porgie.

Sand sculpted by the wind on a Robins Island bluff.

Rafting... tying boats together to socialize (and the larger ones have heads!).

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Jul 18, 2009

Today's Flowers

Orchid, Peony Bud, and Beach Rose Hip set on macro.

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Jul 16, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

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The early morning sun casts long shadows while illuminating everything in it's path with a golden glow. Near perfect reflections appear on undisturbed water and I have a feeling of contented solitude.

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Jul 13, 2009

My World Tuesday, Southold 4th of July Parade

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Jul 12, 2009

Flowers From Today

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Jul 9, 2009

Sky Watch Friday

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This series of sky from the Peconic Bay, Long Island Sound and Columbia River Gorge.

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Jul 6, 2009

A Fourth of July Evening

After a dinner on the deck of clams and oysters on the half shell, corn on the cob, steamed lobster with seaweed salad and cole slaw (anniversary dinner) our group headed up to the North Road to take in what promised to be a lovely evening at a Long Island Sound beach. People were arriving by car, bicycle and stair steps to get close to the water to walk or sit and wait to see what would unfold. The sun's angle gave us a "golden hour" a great time for photos, lighting the sand cliffs and beach, lengthening shadows and burnishing it all. As it lowered it played it's changing colors in the air on the clouds and through the waves. After the sun set many small bonfires of driftwood appeared up and down the beach, one by one, while some folks loaded their cars for the drive back home, the moon at their backs.

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