Fungus through the trees

One of my favorite subjects has always been fungus and in particular, fungus on trees. In this shot though, instead of trying to put the focus on the fungus over the trees, I went for focusing on both the fungus and the tree. I think by giving both equal status, neither one outshines the other and because of that, I really like the picture. Though the sun does shine through there a bit down at the lower left.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Foggy morning sunrise

I honestly can’t remember the last time I woke up to a foggy morning sunrise. Now that could be because until recently, most weekday’s at this time, I was getting ready for work, so I didn’t have time to enjoy it and if it was the weekend, I probably wasn’t necessarily even up.

So it was nice to get this picture looking out the backyard as the sun was coming up. I actually took a couple of more pictures but being the amateur photographer I am, they didn’t all turn out well.

I guess that just means I have more to learn and more goals to strive for which in turn means more trips to take with my camera.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Blooms along the river

So I wasn’t sure I was going to make it out to take pictures today but I’m glad I did. I’ve always liked cloudy and rainy days, usually because of the rain effect but by the time I got out this afternoon, it was mostly just muddy.

That said, there were also several flowers blooming along the Meramec River, including the one in this picture. The unfortunate thing is I don’t know what flower this is, so I guess I have a research question now.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Sunny cloudy day

So this is the type of picture I usually get at night, which I like but for some reason, I was able to get it in the evening. I love how the sun is sort of blurred out by the clouds.

I think that the tree there, which unfortunately is dead now, also gives the picture a sort of eerie look to it. Back in the day, in the fall, that tree always looked so amazing when the leaves turned orange.

In fact, I have a great picture of the tree in the fall, where it was a bright orange and the tree in our yard (which is now gone) was a beautiful yellow. I’ll have to dig it out now that I transferred all of the pictures off my phone to a flashdrive.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Clouds in a creek

I think this was the first picture I took today and one where I didn’t even look in the viewfinder. I didn’t look at the picture I had until after I got home. It’s a reflection of the clouds overhead in the creek. I was actually just focused on heading down into the creek because the water was so low.

Like I’ve said before, I love reflective pictures. I love in this picture how the reflection of the clouds are surrounded by the creek bed. The contrast between the rocks and the water is awesome, at least to me. I never really know which pictures I’m going to like until I get home.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Shades of green

So tonight’s picture is just one showing the different shades of green. Something very simple yet at the same time, very beautiful. There are lots of shades of green, each one unique in it’s own way. Each one a part of the picture.

It’s also my favorite color and one that I hope is a part of each of my kids in their own way. One that has surrounded my kids in many of my favorite memories and stories.

Love-

Green Librarian

Take a look around

This was one of those moments where I was looking one place only to find this beautiful dragon fly zipping around somewhere else. Honestly I love looking around for the little ones when I’m out and about.

The only problem is usually I don’t get them in focus. This one I think I did a pretty good job. That said, I’ll just keep on trying.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Early evening sky

So tonight’s picture is the first one I’ve posted in quite some time in which I took with my phone instead of my camera. Of course that’s because I was out running errands instead of on one of my picture taking adventures.

Only recently have I’ve started taking with my phone again and honestly I think this was a good decision today, which will probably lead to more down the road. I have to admit, ever since I’ve started going on my little adventures, I’ve found myself now keeping an eye out for possible picture, even when I don’t have my camera.

I have to admit, this picture was well worth it. I love the contrast between the clouds and how the rays shine from behind the clouds.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

To be or not to be

There’s nothing like starting off a post with a little Shakespeare. I had a teacher in college who absolutely loved Shakespeare and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I’m suddenly sitting here thinking, maybe I should go and find some of his poetry.

Anyway, the question I posed to myself tonight was whether or not to post this picture I took of the sunset last night. I have to say, while I wish I could get a better view, I l love the colors.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Along the Meramec river

For years now, I’ve taken many, many reflective pictures at our cabin up in northern Minnesota, be it of the trees along the lake, the clouds after a storm or of the sun setting at night.

This however, is one of the first I’ve taken along the Meramec river. Nothing like a rainy afternoon to enjoy along the river.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian