I am attending the annual conference of the OWAA (Outdoor Writers Association of America). This year’s conference is in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, at the city’s convention center.
Although cities are not my “norm” as places to spend much time, I took a walk and found a pleasing view of the Knoxville Sun Sphere. I’m enjoying myself, meeting new people, learning a lot, getting ideas and looking forward to tomorrow’s talks and outdoor activities.
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Pictured is the Knoxville Sun Sphere with a frame of pink blooming bushes near the amphitheater.
It’s late, the evening of June 15th, National Nature Photography Day! I went out awhile ago with my iPhone 6+ and was delighted to discover one of the first Night-blooming Cactus of the season. It was only 8:45pm, but it was in full bloom! I’m attaching a photo I took of it, hand-held, with my phone camera. It’s somewhat noisy and I could probably do a better job with my DSLR, but I wanted to enjoy the moment of discovery more than I wanted another photograph of a night-bloomer. I’ve got a yard full of these cacti and look forward to seeing them bloom the next several weeks!
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Night-blooming Cactus Blossom
Mothers are special for so many reasons. I hope they all have the best Mother’s Day ever! Photo taken recently in the back yard of Susan & Errol Candy while visiting and teaching photography in Hill County, Texas. Be sure to click on the photo to see the full image and let me know what you think!
Springtime Wildflowers of Hill Country, Texas
I’ve got ranch guests at the Laguna Seca Ranch this week who brought props for their photos. It seemed a little odd to have additional color at the water hole, and I didn’t take many images, but when I saw this Pyrrhuloxia on my computer monitor, it stopped me in my tracks. Does it look like a painting to you, too?
Pyrrhuloxia on a lichen-covered perch with a backdrop of Indian Paintbrush flowers