I’ve been rummaging through some old and new photos this morning. I took this one the other day. I know I usually have a sunset but sometimes life doesn’t always give you beautiful sunsets/sunrises. It gives you the gloomy and the dark, the sombre and barren. So when the next sunrise comes your spirits are lifted with the promise of a new day.
On the other side of the coin, life gives us squirrels. I took the following two pictures near a lake in the centre of Austin, Texas, USA. This is a squirrel with attitude, it was his tree and wanted to make sure you knew it.
This little bloke had the, ‘Please Mister can you spare a nut or two, ( that doesn’t sound right ) I’ve got a wife and three young ‘uns, pleeease?’ down pat, a born scrounger.
Sometimes I have too much time on my hands and start playing. I got the idea off Russel, a photographer I follow online. ‘Water Lily Infinity’ sounds okay. http://russelrayphotos2.com/
Then I get carried away and play with a Grevillea flower, I promise I won’t do it all the time. It’s like photography on LSD, new perspectives and shapes.
There are times when I can’t help myself at all, this is at the West Edmonton Mall In Canada. Me playing Jonah and the Whale.
This old bear didn’t have much to say to me at all. I was waiting for my flight out of Vancouver Airport, there were two lovely female constables from the Mounties nearby. I chatted to them and naturally asked if they would take my picture. Old blokes in cowboy hats obviously weren’t a threat.
I have to use the Lorikeet pictures up somewhere.
I took this on a film camera years ago, it is at Wivenhoe Dam here in Queensland. With a Pelican being there naturally I used him as the excuse for not catching anything.
The hills are part of the Great Dividing Range and quite often when it rains it comes up through the valley. The clouds cling to the hills as if they’re afraid to let go, and unwilling to show their colours as the sun shines its rays through them.
I’m listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as I’m doing this and the word mellow comes to mind. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them over the years.