Category Archives: Beauty of Nature

Year of the Oak (Part 2)

Here are some more pictures I have taken of the Oak, to bring the series up to date.  Here is my previous entry showing the rest of this series.

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn)

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 2

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 3

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 4

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 5

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

View Through Oak (On a December Morn) 6

Up the Oak (a long ways)

Up the Oak (a long ways)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009)

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 2

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 3

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 4

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 5

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 6

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

View Through Oak In January (2009) 7

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

Up The Younger Oak In January (2009)

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Friendly Glow

Isn’t it interesting, how we seem to bring Nature inside our homes, without even fully realizing it?  These leaves have the same glow paper lanterns bring into a home, except the leaves only glowed this way for a time.

Sunlight and Leaf

Sunlight and Leaf

Sunlight and Leaf 2

Sunlight and Leaf 2

Year of the Oak (to date)

Here is another study I did, of the view up a one hundred (at least) year old oak tree over the seasons.  I missed the month of July this time around, but I will make certain I have pictures next July so I have a full year with each month represented.  Edit: I didn’t miss July, putting the picture I got in now!  ETA: Here is my newest entry with my latest photos in this series.

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day) 2

View Through Oak (On a Cloudy Day)

View Through Oak (at Dawn)

View Through Oak (at Dawn) 2

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (In July)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning)

View Through Oak (on an August Morning) 2

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak (on a September Afternoon)

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak Late October Afternoon 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn)

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 2

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 3

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

View Through Oak (on a November Morn) 4

A View Through the Seasons

Here are some pictures I’ve taken standing in about the same place on the intermediate hiking trail at the Elk City Reservoir.  I think it is interesting to see how different the view is as the seasons change, don’t you?

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Not for the faint of heart. (Or those with arachnophobia at the least.)

Here are various spider pictures I’ve gotten over the Summer.  Some were taken at night at Elk City Resevoir, using a hand crank LED flashlight to help with lighting.  Others were taken in the yard, or at Elk City during the day, I also got pictures of a *MONSTROUS* Wolf Spider and its prey at my FIL’s house.  (The spider wasn’t killed, the dowel rod is an attempt to show size. Its diameter is about the same as a AA battery, maybe bigger. That is a rather large cricket it has carried up the door.)  I will be merciful, and put the photos behind a “cut” so you won’t have to look unless you want to.  ETA: Forgot to put in several!  *BLUSH*

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The Ever Changing Kansas Sky

Here are various pictures I have taken this month at differing places.  I got this first one on June 13, 2008 while out getting other photos.  (The same day I got the pictures of the cardinal and turtle.)

I took these pictures of the blue sky and clouds through an old oak tree on June 15, 2008.  (The same day I got the catepillar pictures.) I used one of these images for my new header also.

I got this golden sunset picture on June 16, 2008, the same day I got the cloud picture you see on my “A Voice for Tori Vienneau and Dean Springstube” page.

I got these moon pictures during the Summer Solstice (June 18, 2008 ) and after midnight on June 19th.  (My camera wants more light for night landscapes. *wry*)  The pale glowing photo seen through the trees is the picture I got after midnight.

Wildlife photos (Some of it wilder than others.)

Here are various photos I’ve been taking over the past several days. 

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