Well, I feel like I just crawled out from under a rock. A big, heavy rock. I have been spending the past several weeks studying for several exams that will open up some work opportunities, only now to wait for one more test result that’s not coming in in time for an important meeting tomorrow. Argh, life always has a way to let you know you’re not in charge, no matter how hard you try.
And of course, I’ve been working diligently on creating new photo calendars for 2015 and I’m proud to announce that my 2015 nature photography calendars are now available for sale. If you’re looking for a unique Thanksgiving or holiday gift to give a teacher, a friend, a colleague, or a family member, this is a great choice. All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist at the same time (me!).
While I’ve decided to keep the same five themes as last year, I’ve updated quite a lot of photos in each 2015 calendar and I hope you’ll enjoy them. Of course, Zazzle has made it very difficult for me to promote these 2015 calendars since their system continues to refuse displaying them in my online store, although I posted them for sale several weeks ago. Their tech support answer? “We’re aware of the problem but we can’t tell you when it will be fixed.” Which means, they won’t fix it. Well, thanks for nothing, Zazzle! So to access these calendars, just click on the links I posted below, including links to pages featuring the photos for each calendar. I really wanted to create a couple more new calendars for this year, but I’ve been so frustrated with the process, I’ve run out of energy, haha!
Zazzle offers discount coupons on many products, so visit Zazzle’s coupon page for their latest promotions. They also display coupon codes just below the top menu. And today only (November 12, 2015), you can use coupon code OJNYFHHWBIBVAVOPYTGM to save $10 when you spend $20 or more.
Click on the calendar links below to purchase the calendars of your choice. Thank you very much for your purchase and your support!
Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “pink”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.
Pink is one of my favorite colors, and the bolder, the better, especially when it comes to photographing it. I love the many different shades of pink that Mother Nature has come up with, from the light pink of this beautiful rose,
and this gentle light pink water lily,
to the ultra bold pink of this snapdragon flower.
If pink contains a little bit of orange, then it can be called coral pink, as beautifully displayed in this pink poppy flower.
Mother Nature can display several shades of pink right next to each other, for example in these lovely cherry blossoms,
or these pink manuka flowers.
Of course, pink doesn’t only occur among flowers in nature. If you’re lucky, you can witness pink in the sky, whether it is a pink sunrise,
Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “waiting”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.
This past Saturday, for whatever crazy reason I woke up really early. When I looked outside, I realized it was a good thing. I waited for just the right time to capture this beautiful winter sunrise.
This great blue heron was waiting for fish to swim by in a local pond.
When I photograph ocean waves, I like to wait until the very moment when the wave is about to break.
I’m not sure what this West African crane was waiting for, but it made it easy for me to take its picture.
This cute duck was patiently waiting for my kids to throw duck food in the water.
And this seagull was a freeloader waiting for a free meal at the same time.