Inspiration

Rev 22:1 And he showed me a river of water of life, bright as crystal, proceeding out of the 5throne of God and of the Lamb in the middle of its street. ~~~ Live in the USA? Get a free Bible and free Christian books

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Weaver's Romance





Weavers took advantage of a windless night.  The morning dew approved their work with wet kisses.  Then a gentle sun-warmed breeze blew the kisses away.

Enjoy!

~ Robin

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Tiaras








Summer is at full height.  Early morning provided for several golden moments.











Morning dew provided for lovely sunlit tiaras.



Enjoy!

~ Robin 



Monday, July 25, 2016

Honey, I lost the moon!


After seeing the gorgeous moon just before 10:45 on Friday, I decided I would schedule some late night outdoor time just to capture the moon.  So I went out at 10:45 last night.  No moon!  I called my husband and told him that somehow I had lost the moon.  He couldn't see it either.  Then I remembered, just as the sunrise time changes from day to day, so does the moon rise.  I found a calculator to help me for next time.  I stuck it out and waited.  Around 11:45 signs were beginning to appear.


And details were beginning to show as the moon rose above the tree line.

She did not disappoint.  A waning gibbous 77% illuminated.

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Friday, July 22, 2016

Inky Caps - the melting mushroom





Discovered an unusual kind of mushroom at Bassette Creek Park earlier this week.  This mushroom cap is paper thin, like a flower petal.  A large crop had come up along the shady forest path.  The underside was already starting to darken for some.  





I thought nothing of it, but thought I might try to return for more photos.  They were all melted to little stem stubs.  These are a variety of 'inky cap' mushrooms.  The gills liquefy and melt away.  

Enjoy!

~ Robin


Monday, July 18, 2016

Dragons at Bassett Creek



Dragonflies are ancient.  Scientists say they predate dinosaurs!  The above photo almost looks like a fossil or maybe a cave painting, but it is just shadow and motion blur that give the effect.  



I spent the morning capturing dragonflies at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal Minnesota.  Lots of Ebony Jewelwings were out.  They seem to have an uncanny ability to know when you are looking at them and turn to face you to hide their wings.







There were plenty of other more common dragonflies there too:  Like Twelve-spotted Skimmers.  

Enjoy!

~ Robin






Thursday, May 19, 2016

Messy Spring Project




There has been a whole lot of dirt moving around at the park.  Most for the city improvements, but nature too has her share of mud-moving jobs.  Barn swallows have home building project in progress at the pavilion.

Enjoy!

~ Robin




Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Meanwhile in the forest ...




The forest is full of fresh blooms.  Drooping Trillium are opening along the hillside.  As are Lilly of the Valley.  And just behind the brush of the marsh road a big bed of bugleweed have invaded and are blooming as well.

Enjoy!

~ Robin