Category: Nature

An Unexpected Day

It was an unexpected winter’s day on Sunday. The Farmer’s Almanac did predict a warmer winter with plenty of rain and so far it has been true. A huge storm front pushed through on Saturday and the Skyfire sunrise predictor showed that a colorful sunrise was to follow. […]

Julia and her Friends

Beautiful little Julia, with a collar to claim. “T186” is the human tag for her and incredibly Julia has lived well with it regardless of its size. Julia was born before 2005 in…drum roll please… ALASKA ! And now winters across the American Continent on the Chesapeake Bay. […]

A Seasonal Visitor

There are several holly bushes that have grown quite well in my garden over the years and they are a perennial favorite for masked bandits. Who are these masked bandits one might ask? Well, they are a flock of Cedar Waxwings with their black masks that fly in […]

Sony A9 and Zebras

Zebras…seriously? I had no idea that wild animals are running around inside my newly acquired Sony A9, but yet there they are. What is a Sony Zebra you might ask? Well it is how Sony handles showing highlight alerts within the viewfinder. And of course, it isn’t nearly […]

Sony A9 and 200-600mm

Well, I’ve succumbed to the temptation and broke the piggy bank and have just acquired the mirrorless Sony A9 and the newly introduced 200-600mm lens. The kit arrived yesterday and I spent several hours last night watching Youtube tutorials and today was our first outing. To say that […]