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.

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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

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New Blog Header!

This is the header I’m using for Fall/Thanksgiving 2008, for the Cutline theme.  I used a photo I took out at Elk City Reservoir, and some clip art graphics to make a digital collage using paint to make the initial green template, and Microsoft Picture It! 2000 to add and place things, including the text.

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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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Carousel

We just had our Inter-State Fair and Rodeo from August 9 to 17th.  (One of the fair days was rained out, so the rescheduled the events and extended the fair by a day.)  I got some pictures of a carousel at the carnival.  Some of the pictures are closer than others, because I’d wait for the children to be getting off, and photograph the empty “horses” being careful not to have any children in my shot.  I only had from when the carousel stopped, to when it started again to get my photos, and sometimes the “horse” I wanted a picture of wasn’t at the place where the fence was closer to the carousel.

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.

Er, what?!

Why are the fonts on my entries and sidebar not displaying as they should?!!  Buh?!