Haiku

Photography, Frozen Fog on Trees

~ Haiku ~

Frozen fog on trees,

crept softly into the night.

Caught in morning light. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography: Birds

Carolina Chickadee

The Carolina Chickadee and the Black-capped Chickadee are so much alike that even Audubon didn’t realize that they were different until years after they had been first discovered. Both are part of the mixed community of birds that visit woods and backyard feeders. ~

1/400 sec, f/11/ ISO 500.

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

 

Photography: Birds

Nature Photography

What do you call a wild ugly duck swimming happily in the canal?  Rather, what is it’s name? After looking and looking, it appears to be a common domestic duck and not wild enough to make it into a bird book. Who knew? Maybe it’s like buying chickens, but with ducks… some escape into the wild. Anyway, he was happy doing what ducks do and his mate was close by.

I am forever continuing to learn about nature, including the domestic it seems. While I try, I don’t always get it right, so If you know it to be something different, please let me know.

1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography: Birds

Dark-eyed Junco, Bird Photography

The Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) is nicknamed the ‘Snowbird’, because according to some folks, winter is not far behind when you spot these birds. They tend to live in small flocks during the winter. While they live year-round in some areas of North America, they usually migrate North in the Spring. These medium-size birds (4 1/2″ – 6 1/2″) are one of the most common birds in North America, but are fun to watch as they visit the feeder.

1/640sec, f6.3 600mm, ISO 800

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c)2021

Photography ~ Black and White

Seeing the World in Black and White

This curious guy seems to always want in on the action. He better watch out for the hunters if he leaves the yard, if he doesn’t want to end up in squirrel gravy.

ISO 800, 1/800sec,  f/8 220mm 

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c2020)

Photography ~ Backyard Visitor

Pileated Woodpecker, female

I call this large female Pileated Woodpecker a visitor, but she and her mate appear to have moved in. They are the largest birds we have here regularly (about 16 1/2 inches),  besides an occasional visit from a hawk… then everyone scatters, including the squirrels. ~

ISO 1000, 1/250sec. f6.3.  600mm,  Nikon, cropped only. 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c) 2020

Places Traveled ~

Pearl S. Buck, Birthplace, Hillsboro, W.Va.

“Write a novel if you must, but think of money as an unlikely accident. Get your reward out of writing it, and try to be content with that.”  ~ Pearl S. Buck, (1892 – 1973).

Pearl Buck was a prolific writer and the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 for The Good Earth. She was the daughter of missionaries and spent the majority of her formative years in China as well as her early adult life. Her Chinese name is Sai Zhenzhu. She wrote extensively in her novels about the plight of women, the poor, and social injustices.

This image was taken while on a rural road trip through West Virginia. I wasn’t expecting this to be here, so it was a great surprise! The stately rural home is now a museum. It was not only an interesting experience, but educational, and the staff was so welcoming. The natural beauty of this part of West Virginia is so breathtaking and is a journey I would love to take again. Oh, and don’t forget to stop along the way for a slaw dog, a menu specialty throughout West Virginia.  ~

Thank you for visiting today ~  terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c) 2020

 

 

 

Photography ~ Finding Inspiration

Macro Photography

If you are a creative type, where do you find your inspiration? Who lights or inspires you to study in a certain direction, technique, or subject? One of my inspirations are the large flowers painted by Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), artist and ‘Mother of American Modernism’.

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” ~ (Georgia O’Keeffe).

No… I cannot draw or paint and I am not anywhere in comparison to O’Keeffe’s art, but I do have a camera and the desire. She inspires me to keep working on my images, including this one of my many flowers. There are always such surprises and beauty found in their structures and essence. Like many other artists, progressive improvement is the end goal throughout it all and to keep working at it, no matter your medium.

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre   

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