Sunday, July 05, 2015

Two More

Here are a couple photos taken over the past week or so when walking along the canal and rivers near Oxford.

Driver-less Punts - Magdalen Bridge, Oxford England
Waiting for Google to take over

Reflection In the Oxford Canal - Oxford, England
The narrow side of the barn

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Couple

Here are a couple photos from walking along the Oxford Canal near Somerton. I walked there a short bit after work one afternoon last week. I did not see another person.

Somerton Cottage, Bridge 194 - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England

Reed Bunting - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England

Sunday, June 07, 2015


And yet ANOTHER beautiful morning and day. This morning I walked up the canal a way with my longest lens combination (70-200 + 2X) on in hopes a some good bird photos. I didn't get many great ones but I have since learned two things. One, European Goldfinches aren't all bright yellow like American ones. Two, apparently the large bird I saw soaring (actually saw two different ones) is a Red Kite and not very common. Which is why the not so great photos made the cut today :) I wouldn't have really noticed the red kites, except at one point I realized it was higher than a plane flying nearby and it must be a pretty big bird.

European Goldfinch - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Wild Roses - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England

Saturday, June 06, 2015

A Beautiful Morning

Another beautiful morning and day. Here are a few photos from my walk.

Ducklings Cruise the Cherwell - Oxford, England

Grey Heron Grabs Breakfast - Oxford Canal, England

Flowers - University Park, Oxford, England

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Along The Canal This Afternoon

It hasn't been the nicest spring in memory and I haven't been walking the canal as much and the third strike is that I haven't even come close to keeping up with the photography. Today I got home at a reasonable time and it was sunny and in the 70's, first time all three of those happened at once in a long long time. So I took a walk along the canal to check out a path I was considering for a much longer walk this weekend (won't happen, far too overgrown,...stinging nettles at that). Anyway, I did take a few photos.

This Year It's Triplets - Oxford Canal, England

Bridge 238 - Oxford Canal, England

Pond Clean-up Near Duke's Cut - Oxford Canal, England

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


...of giraffes at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in California.

Inquisitive Face

Serious Face

Silly Face

Glamour Headshot

Monday, May 25, 2015

We Went to San Francisco...

...last October. I've never really even looked at the photos. Here are a few.

Dragon On a Wall - Chinatown

Blue Front Cafe - Haight-Ashbury

The Golden Gate Bridge - Vista Point

The Golden Gate at Dawn - Vista Point