Are Still Birds
Peacock Attraction - India Blue Peacock feathers
I am glad I have Smithsonian.com
to peruse on my devices. If I were only holding the magazine in hand, I
would not be able to follow the paths, links, and other signs that lead
me to explore the bigger picture.
The artwork, above, is from Chris Maynard’s website; Featherfolio. I discovered his website while looking for more pictures of his feather creations than were displayed in the Smithsonian article.
are filled with knowledge and love of birds. Reading about the artist
confirmed the feeling that this person has been singled out to be
uniquely qualified to create these fascinating works.
Along Hilltop Drive
as the sun was getting close to the western horizon, I was driving on
Hilltop, to and from Trader Joe’s. There were a couple of spots to stop
and get pictures of the beautiful views I had of Mount Shasta. The
slideshow, above, contains 10 of them.
Along The Dam Road
There were more views of Mount Shasta to be photographed today, (Sunday), and the light was right for some fine pictures.
There were pictures in the sky above
I found out that one of my neighbors had been taking pix of Mount
Shasta from Hilltop about the same time as I was. The pictures we
exchanged through email confirmed that the clouds were lit, shadowed,
and formed, exactly the same way in some of each others shots.
There were pictures at my feet
I had an hour or two, free to spend on a photo safari, so I asked
Margaret Miller to join me for a trip around the dam road. It was nice
to have another photographer along to compare and share angles of
lighting and compositional techniques. Margaret has been credited on
some of the photos that have appeared on this blog that she took at some
of the P&P Monday Music Making.
I would have
taken more pictures, closer to sundown, but tonight was the 1 year
anniversary of the Jefferson State Blues Society and my band was
scheduled to open the festivities.
We did play, and it was good. I like having two Blues Societies to play for.
Big, Beautiful Mount Shasta
I am very happy living here in beautiful Redding, California.
Today’s Relative Video;
A rerun from March 22, 2011
Talk About Shasta Dam from
Phil Seymour on