Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bash Bish

bash bish1, originally uploaded by jahansell.

My daughters and I took a hike up Bash Bish yesterday but didn't get far - the trail was iced over and we didn't have good grippy boots. They didn't mind, but my tailbone is still sore from a fall last weekend so I didn't want to take the risk. I took a few photos and called it a day. As we were heading down, a young fellow heading up with a tripod and big SLR was going up. I wonder if he made it to the top - I bet it was gorgeous.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Winter visitor

winter visitor, originally uploaded by jahansell.

If we leave the porch door open, sometimes we return to find the porch filled birds flapping around trying to get out through the closed window. This Junco (and a tree sparrow, I think) were caught this morning. It's pretty easy to corner them and gently grab them - and I can never resist trying to snap a quick portrait. They wait patiently til I'm done, and then fly away, unharmed. I could feel its tiny heart racing against my fingertips. Bad exposure, so grainy - but I didn't want to fiddle with the camera too long!

Winter sky over Mudge Pond

winter sky, originally uploaded by jahansell.

A view over Mudge Pond, just after sunset.