Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 6



It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#6:

Below Mount Baker, Washington


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 5



It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#5:



Padilla Bay, Washington


Thursday, November 8, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 4



It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#4:


Barn Owl at Whitewater Draw in Southeast Tucson, Arizona


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 3



It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#3:


Greenlake, Seattle, Washington

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 2


It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#2:

That's a little Ruby Crowned Kinglet in the Middle

Friday, November 2, 2018

Fall Landscapes - 1


It's finally turned "Fall" in Tucson. So I thought I'd share some "fall photos." 

I will not pretend to be a "Landscape Photographer." Certainly not like our dear friend Bill Hubbell who with his lovely wife Jean used to visit us here at The Azure Gate. Looking at his landscapes I remain in awe. I stand in front of the Grand Canyon, for example, and all I can think is that "this is un-photographable, it is so vast."

In a way photography is like sports. You can excel in Football but not necessarily in Baseball or Tennis. I feel like I am fairly good at Wildlife Photography, but I pale in comparison to Landscape Photographers -- or Portrait Photographers -- or Industrial Photographers. I'm a novice in that regard.

Nonetheless, I am going to share some "Fall" photos. So here we go:

#1:
This photo was taken at Turkey Creek on the East side of the Rincon Mountains


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Goldfish Thief



We have a gold fish pond/fountain in our oasis. It has had two residents over the past 16 years. The first was Wyatt who died after 8 years. We immediately put two new goldfish in the pond. After a couple of years one (Virgil) "disappeared -- without a trace." We never knew what happened to him.

Yesterday, our remaining goldfish (Morgan) who we've had for over 8 years, was taken from us.

One of our guests was sitting outside when this happened. He had his camera with him at the time. Here is what he saw:



On the far wall
On the near wall

On the patio deck near the hummingbird feeder

Above the fountain
Checking everything out above the fountain


Eyeing it's prey from above the fountain

And then in a flash, speared Morgan, and took off.

Photos by our guest Gene.

P.S. Thanks to Gene for sharing and solving the mystery for us.

Gotta go now and get some new goldfish.