Tag Archives: Nature Photography

Waiting for Spring

When you find yourself closed in during the winter months Spring is foremost on your mind.  The flowers in bloom, the new life, people having the ability to walk or ride in shirt sleeves and shorts, and, we move the clocks forward.  (Spring ahead and Fall back.) “Daylight Savings Time,” begins in th U.S. March 12th.

All the outdoor jobs need to be started, ie; scraping and painting the deck, replacing or painting windows on the home or garage, replacing trim on the garage, raking the yard to allow the new grass room to grow, caulking here and there around the house and garage, and cleaning out the garden for new growth. (to mention a few.)

Everything feels different in the Spring, doesn’t it?  The birds are singing their Spring songs, the air smells fresh and clean, at first – then the locust trees blossom with a fragrance that some love and others hate. Then, in the Central U.S., the honeysuckle blossoms with another powerful fragrance.  (allergy sufferers beware!) Meanwhile, many floral species have already bloomed and we’re enjoying their beauty. Downpours happen regularly to help everything grow to its full potential, while we hope the rains don’t plug our gutters with falling tree buds.  (I finally got smart and bought a utlilty pump that sets down, halfway, in my deck, and pumps out the water through a garden hose so the eight inch deep area under the deck doesn’t overflow and allow  water to find its way into our kitchen.

So, get ready, be prepared, and enjoy it.  Don’t forget to have your allergy medicine close at hand.  Oh yes, one more thing, why does March always feel like it lasts forever?

Dan O. De Ment

 

I would like my breakfast

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This morning I opened the curtain on our sliding glass door and there sat our feral cat, Muffin, waiting for breakfast.  I had to shoot her through the window.  She doesn’t – and won’t – come in the house.

©Dan O. De Ment

Cardinals and Sparrows gather at the Feeders

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This image was shot in February 2015.

©Dan O. De Ment

 

A Touch of Snow

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I shot this image about a week ago.  There was just enough snow to cover the ground.  I shot this with my Canon Powershot A590 IS.

©Dan O. De Ment

The Apprehensive Blue Jay

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This Blue Jay is posted on my sales site @ Dan De Ment Fine Art.  Perhaps showcasing our work on our blog’s once in a while will generate more interest – as a group – and line up a few more followers.  It’s worth a shot!  This post is not a sales pitch … it’s a suggestion to create more followers only!

©Dan O. De Ment