Lilacs, Grosbeaks And Some Other Stuff.

Lilacs, Grosbeaks And Some Other Stuff.

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Wasn’t able to get out with my camera today, except for a short hike to watch the sunset. That didn’t work out because of the clouds that moved in. Was still nice to be out in the woods  with the fresh greens of Spring adorning the trees.macro walk (21 of 22)

I was lucky these past two days to video  the snapping turtles and raccoon and didn’t have time to upload some other photographs of some cool “stuff’.  I was fortunate to take  a trip to the Antarctic aboard the National Geographic Explorer. And even more awesome, the late Neil Armstrong traveled with us. It was an amazing trip. But back to this post, a noted National Geographic Photographer told us all we had to do to take great photographs is to stand in front of great “stuff” Very good advice.

So yesterday and Sunday I followed that advice. On Sunday I stood in front of the beautiful rose-breasted grosbeak featured above. There were two of them so I am hoping  they are nesting in my area and not just passing through. Here is a link to some more photographs of this colorful bird. grosbeak  9 (1 of 1)

And yesterday, before the raccoon showed up for dinner I had my macro lens out and stood in front of some beautiful and very sweet smelling lilacs. I was able to find purple, pink and white varieties. And also took some other photos with my macro lens. It hard not to take good pictures this time of year when everything is so beautiful. In other words, there is a lot of  good “stuff” out there in the Spring. Here is the link to some more photographs I took yesterday walk (15 of 22)macro walk (6 of 22)


  1. Mike skokoski on May 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    It’s amazing all the different wild species of birds that visit your backyard and woods and all so gorgeous! More to see than at the pet shop.

    • on June 8, 2015 at 6:21 am

      Yes i am lucky Mike. Too ad the critters keep taking the feeders down. They are back up now. I think it’s time to put in a pole and pulley system. A friend put one up and it is basically beer proof. Of course, I will need you and your son’s construction skills help.