Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Root Bundles




I have a thing for tangled roots lately. It took all my will not to pull out that sign so I could get a better shot of the bottom plant. I REALLY wanted to do it...but then I didn't want to get kicked out of Longwood Gardens. So I made do with this angle which turned out pretty well, thanks again to my manual focus option!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

February at Conowingo Damn

Monday when I visited Longwood Gardens a bald eagle flew overhead as I exited the Conservatory. I decided to drive down to the Conowingo Dam and see if any eagles might be there this time of year. I've been curious to see who hangs out at the dam in the spring. Around Thanksgiving 100's of eagles stop by during their migration.

It was much quieter. Just a few ducks, seagulls, geese, and vultures. And then flying through the air, a pair of bald eagles. They seem to be nesting on the wire tower.





Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rooted

I love these plants. You can probably guess that from yesterday's post but check out these "roots". The top one especially looks like a heart- biologically speaking.





Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day



Red flowers for Valentine's Day. I took myself off to Longwood Gardens for the day. I'm really getting the hang of the manual camera settings the result of which is rich, intense color! (and the aforementioned photos of deer in trees.)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fake



This bird is fake. I thought it was real. I even thought it had flown away because I couldn't see it when I turned the corner. Which turns out to be because it's a photo mounted on something flat. I got suspicious when it was still there during Tuesday's class, holding that exact same position. So I've been fooled.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blast Mats





I mentioned that I love the snow. But do you know what I also love? The sun. I'm so ready for sun and blue skies!! All of my recent pictures are white. I need some variety. So I've dug through my Maine photos and pulled up these blast mat photos. No sunshine, but woven tires are pretty cool.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Break from the Storms



Matt brought me flowers yesterday. Beautiful yellow roses in between winter storms.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Drawing





I used to love to draw these things when I was younger. They have such great detail and interesting shapes. But, I can't imagine drawing this many all at once!