Category Archives: Through My Eyes

Photos of the everyday wonders of the world: things that are beautiful, awe-inspiring, moving, and funny.

Wood Ducks, Ladner BC

Recently I visited the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary again.  This time there were no sandhill cranes out and about to distract me from the wood ducks.  Are these crazy-amazing birds to find outside the tropics, or what?

Male and female wood ducks, beak to beak.

 

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Vehicles, Lowell AZ

Whether it’s a “populated center” or a kitschy vintage-vehicle sales strip, Lowell offers a target-rich opportunity to photograph old cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

Texaco sign reflected in hood of semi-truck cab.

Vintage big yellow taxi

Blue and rust(ed) Chevy station wagon.

Close-up of Edsel grille in aqua paint job.

Edsel name on 1959 sedan.

 

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Lowell, Arizona

Wikipedia says that Lowell is “a populated place” in Cochise County. I appreciate them clearing that up.  Other sites list Lowell as a ghost town.   Continue reading

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Magnolia and Rhododendron, Vancouver

I’ve written bitterly about the depredations of squirrels on my magnolia tree.

I’ve written bemusedly about the challenge of finding views of flowers that are more than just pretty – something a wee bit different.

Today’s offering from Vancouver (where, apparently, the squirrels don’t gorge on magnolia buds in the Spring) tackles both topics.

Multiple magnolia blossoms shot against blue-sky background.

Magnolia

 

Pink rhododendron blossom in crotch of tree.

Rhododendron

 

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Seaway Skyway, Johnston ON

This bridge has three names:

  • Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge (even though it off-ramps into the town of Johnston, a few kilometres east of Prescott)
  • St. Lawrence Bridge (named for the river it crosses)
  • Seaway Skyway (for obvious reasons)

I had set out to add a photo shoot of the Thousand Islands Bridge to a family visit in Kingston.  Unfortunately, the weather was showery and grey. Disastrously, pedestrian access to the bridge was closed until May.  This was as close as I got.

Glimpse of Thousand Islands Bridge through trees

But the river goes for a long way, and the Big Guy suggested we try for the next crossing, at Prescott.  And so we did, finding a lovely bridge with impressive pylons and a central suspension portion to allow for river traffic.  And a little bit of sun.

Distance view of suspension bridge across St. Lawrence.

View from upstream

Photo showing curve of bridge acress St. Lawrence

View from downstream

 

View of pylons from under bridge.

View from underneath

 

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