Archive for the ‘Parks’ Category

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

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

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

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Green Librarian

Meramec river

So this past weekend I got the chance to go take as many pictures as possible in Emmenegger Nature Park before my camera battery ran out. I had unfortunately forgotten recharge my backup battery prior to going out.Anyway, this picture turned out this one was one of my favorites.

I was just walking along the edge of the Meramec while the sun was reflecting off the river. I think that’s what really makes the picture, at least to me. It was also nice just getting outside to take some pictures.

Meramec

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Green Librarian

 

Plaster bees & spring

So I’d been at my new library job for exactly one week when I was told to take off the next two weeks, thankfully though I’m getting paid. I’m no longer a legal librarian but a medical librarian and with all that’s going on at hospitals, it’s really no surprise.

Since I have lots of time off, I’ve been taking lots of pictures and this is one of my latest. It’s a plaster bee over at one of our local parks, Powder Valley Nature Center but unfortunately, I don’t know what time of flower it is. I’ll need to do a little research on that. If I haven’t said it before, I just love bees. Anyway, enjoy!

PowderValleyBee

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Green Librarian

Beauty in the unlikeliest of places

So the picture I’m posting tonight is one I took just a few days ago out at Castlewood State Park. To me it’s one of those pictures where it may not look beautiful when you first come up to it but, upon further reflection, there is beauty in this tree.

BurntTree

I guess it goes back to the old saying, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. To me, it is beautiful.

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Green Librarian

Yellowstone National Park or ecosystem

This is a video that I just came across recently but it’s actually from several years ago and it’s a perfect example of how I believe that in nature when you upset one piece of the pie, the rest of the pie is upset as well.

The story/video is entitled “How Wolves Change Rivers – video┬áby GrrlScientistover at The Guardian. It’s really a quite amazing video and I must admit I learned a lot about how just the wolves in Yellowstone affect the whole park.

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Green Librarian