• You are looking at my beautiful brightly orange and yellow flower. This flower looks like it's in the Lilly family, but I'm uncertain.
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    Beautiful blooms during winter

    Beautiful blooms during winter, what an extra special surprise! Even more special, because it has bloomed near my birthday. What a wonderful way to brighten up those dark dreary, cloudy, winter days. A sweet little reminder, that spring is on it’s way. Nothing more lovely than given the gift of your long-awaited plants, to burst open in gorgeous spring colors. My dad gifted me this very large looking lilly plant two years ago. He said it is a direct descendant from my Great Grandmothers plant. How amazing is that! How many people do you know, who have actual living plants from past generations. One day I will be dividing it…

  • A close up macro photo of frost on my windows, in black and white. Up close it's looks like fern leaves.
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    Frosty Windows in Macro

    Frosty Windows in Macro, Black and White. With the epic winter we’ve had here, so far in Wisconsin. A person needs some thing to do indoors once in a while. With me loving to take photos of everything. I saw the frost on my windowpane and had to photograph it! Have you ever took the time to look at frost up close? It really is beautiful and the shapes are for ever-changing. Window frost is a pattern of ice crystals formed from water vapor. Created when the temperature drops below 32 degrees F (0 C) which is the freezing point of water. Widow frost is also called Ice Roses or…

  • The Blood Moon in it's complete red fays.
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    Super Blood Wolf Moon-Total Lunar Eclipse 2019

    The Super Blue Blood Wolf Moon Total Lunar Eclipse 2019 was fully visible in Wisconsin. I hope those of you who wanted to watch this amazing event was able to do so. If you didn’t I’ll share with you what I was able to photograph through the different stages of the eclipse.   The Lunar eclipse began here around 8:36 pm CST on Sunday Jan. 20th. When the Penumbral Eclipse begins that means the Earth’s penumbra starts touching the Moon’s surface. The above photo was taken at 9:30 pm so it took it about an hour to reach this shadow. Here we are at 9:47 pm the shadow is getting…

  • The Wolf almost full moon up close out on the frozen lake.
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    January Wolf Moon: 97.4% Waxing Gibbous

    The January Wolf Moon: 97.4% Waxing Gibbous was really beautiful this late afternoon. It’s getting it’s self ready for the really big show on the 20th-21st. Are you all ready, cause I sure am!   I was so glad we had clear skies today because I wanted to photograph today’s moon and look at it in comparison to its Full Wolf Super Blue Blood Moon rising here on Sunday. The weather man is saying partly cloudy, so we shall see. I’ll be happy with a little view of the whole show, than having nothing at all. I wish you all clear skies and lots of fun. Be safe out there!…

  • Looking through my Nikon macro lens. Seeing up close the variety of different snowflake shapes. From stain glass to crystal designs.
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    Wisconsin Snowflakes up close

    Wisconsin Snowflakes up close with my Nikon AF-S Micro NIKKOR 85mm 1:3.5G ED, yes we finally got some snow! Winter just isn’t winter without fresh fallen snow. I’ve been waiting since before Christmas to get a day time snowfall, after all when shooting tiny snowflakes. It’s best done during the day even though it’s cloudy. It was a perfect day for snowflake photography. The air was dry with the perfect temp, and with very little wind. All these combined really make for a great variety of snowflake shapes. The snowflakes with this snow fall, were mostly shaped like stained glass or crystal. Some very thick while others very thin with…