Throughout the course of a normal week, I take loads of photos. Some end up on my regular blog as part of a story, but many don't. They become little moments lost in time, seen briefly through my eye and a camera lens.

So, without rhyme or reason, based on nothing more than appeal, I'm going to pick a favorite weekly shot and post it here.

**Click on any photograph to enlarge it**

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Saturday Morning

...the mists floating in the valley this morning were beautiful. As the sun rose, gilding the distant vista with an ethereal glow, shadows danced across the valley floor...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Lakes and Valleys

...far across the valley below my mountain lair there is a quarry next to the river.  When the river overflows its banks, like it has done several times over the past month or so, the quarry fills with water. This morning, under clear blue skies, with the cherry trees starting to blossom, it looked more like a beautiful lake than just a ravaged hole in the earth...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Home Sweet Home one corner of my backyard, along the fence, these beauties have appeared.  Nature is a mysterious entity and must have figured this spot was perfect--tucked out of the way of the mower, the winds that swirl around that side of the house, and any deer that want to munch on a wee bit of sunshine...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

At Last

...after days of heavy rain, several trees have washed downriver and become snagged, making excellent bird perches. This morning, walking the boys in the monsoon, I spied this strange bird--again.  Though I failed to identify it months ago, after a deeper, more intense search today, I now know who this handsome guy is. Allow me to present the Double-Crested Cormorant...

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sweet Face

...this morning, sitting at the dining room table on my laptop, I glanced out the front window to see the resident deer family munching away on my newly budding trees. Before I went out on the deck to shoo them away, I grabbed the camera.  As they moved out of my yard, this little teenager turned to look back at me...and posed just long enough for me to take this shot.