Archive for May, 2020

Rainbow connection

So yesterday was just another day of rain around here but unlike the others, we had the chance to see a rainbow. Now since I had my camera back, I was excited to take lots of pictures.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what happened to the auto focus function, so I wasn’t really happy with any of the pictures except for this one. So while I work on that and enjoy the song Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog, at least I have this one.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Tree trunk

So I got my camera back yesterday after a good cleaning and I was just so happy to have it and to go take some picture. Now while I seem have lost the automatic focus, I was still able to enjoy my old standby, Emmenegger Nature Park.

That said, I took plenty of sunset pictures but none of them seem to be exactly what I was looking for tonight, but as usual, a tree trunk see to do the trick.

I must admit it was also nice to look at the sky and not see dust spots. As soon as I figure out the automatic focus, I’ll go back out again and get that memorable sunset picture but until then, trees will do just fine.

Sincerely-

Green Librarian

Trees of life

One of the first things I learned from the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is how interdependent trees are and how much they do for the forests that they’re a part of.

One of the things they do is they support each other but they also help others and I think this picture shows that with the fungus that is growing on the tree. It’s like they’re part of one big family.

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Green Librarian

Forest sunset

As of today my camera is getting a good cleaning, so while that’s happening, I’ve been going through some of my older pictures to post. This is another one that is simple but nice. I love how the sun is surrounded by all of the trees.

I also really love how the sun is right in the middle of a crowded forest, yet it stills stands out. The fact that your able to see it with all of the trees no doubt helps too. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get my camera back.

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Green Librarian

Peony flower

Now for the last couple of weeks I’ve been posting pictures that I’ve taken over in Emmenegger Nature Park, which happens to be one of my favorite parks, in large part because of al the memories I have there with my kids.

Before that however, I took several of my front yard gardensand surrounding neighborhood and tonight I’m returning there with this picture of a peony flower in my front yard.

Peonie

By next week however, I’ll head back out, in large because I’ve been furloughed from my current library job for the next eight weeks. Thankfully thought, due to a buyout from my previous job and other resources at my disposal, I’ll get through this and one of the best ways is with taking pictures of nature.

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Green Librarian

Along the river banks

So I think this is another picture of the Meramec river from the last time I was out. It was in the evening, after work and the sun was setting in the background. I just love the reflection of light off the river.I’ve been trying to get a picture of the setting sun over the river but for some reason and I don’t know why, there are spots on my lens.

I need to find out the best way to clean them. Unfortunately I just found out we’re being furloughed at work for the next six to eight weeks, so I should have time to figure that out. I just got some lens extensions, so I’ll have time to try those out too. Looking out at the river, almost makes you want to jump right in.

Meramec2

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Green Librarian

 

Speaking of trees, yet again

As I’ve said many times, I love trees. The thing is, trees give us so much, whether they’re dead or alive. In addition to that, I think what I love about this picture is just the contrast of the colors in the stump.

It’s like there’s a whole little world within the tree. Just like I said in my previous post, Trees and bettles, beetles and trees, this is also from the pictures I took on Tuesday at Emmenegger Nature Park.

TreeStump

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Green Librarian

Trees and beetles, beetles and trees

So yesterday I got the chance to yet again go out and take some pictures and again it was Emmenegger Nature Park, my go to park these days. The only difference was I took a trail that I don’t know the last time I took, if ever.

That said, after going through my latest pictures, I decided on this one of a beetle sitting inside the bark of a dead tree. That said, I must admit I don’t know what species of beetle that it is. I guess it’s a chance to use my researching skills yet again.

Beetle

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Green Librarian

A tree, in two parts

So somehow I got the energy to go to Emmenegger Nature Park again, though I knew if I didn’t go right away, I wouldn’t go at all. While I did get a few nice pictures of the sun on it’s way down, I didn’t stick around for the sunset. I was too hungry.

After going through the pictures though, I decided on one that doesn’t have the sun it it after all. It’s one one a tree which I really like. It’s a tree that apparently, and now I’m guessing here, was struck by lighting perhaps.

Though not black like the one I posted in Beauty in the unlikeliest of┬áplaces, I still love the beauty in the tree, split in two like I titled the post. I’ll probably go back through the pictures again this weekend and who knows, maybe I’ll post one with the sun next week.

TreeSplitinTwo

Sincerely-

 

Green Librarian