Nikon D300

Andromeda Recumbent

Andromeda Recumbent

Ruth finally convinced me (and by "convinced" I mean wore me down until I realized that her getting her way was inevitable) that we needed a new kitten. Ostensibly Andromeda (or Rommie), is for Sophia--not Ruth. Which is of course true, in exactly the same sense that our fifty-six inch LCD tv is for Ruth and not for me.

Sun-Room Spider

Sun-Room Spider

Spiders just shouldn't get this big (at least in Montana). We found her in our sun-room, the web covered the entire corner of the room (I'd say it was about five and a half feet, top to bottom). I can't even label this a macro photo because she's way bigger than the camera sensor (photographing something smaller than the sensor is what usually defines a macro--at least with SLRs). It is difficult to get a sense of scale in the pic, but she was roughly the size of a large jaw breaker. btw--I call it a she because the big mean looking spiders are usually the females. (I'm stopping there...

Skinny Dipping in Cold Water On a Hot Day

Skinny Dipping in Cold Water On a Hot Day

We got one of those little backyard pools for Sophia to play in, and the other day Ruth was so hot from working out in the sun that she couldn't even take time to put on her bathing suit before diving in. Which is by the way, one of the great reasons to live out in the country, bathing suits are not strictly necessary. I couldn't run to get my camera fast enough. ;)

Yearning for the Outside

Yearning for the Outside

Sophia and her friend Braxton conferring about escaping while at our friend Kathy's birthday party.

Sophia's First Swim in Lake MacDonald

Sophia's First Swim in Lake MacDonald

Sophia just loved Lake MacDonald, she splashed, bobbed, giggled and guffawed. She would have stayed in for hours, but the water-- even in the middle of summer--is only around 50-60 degrees, so we had to make sure she didn't get too cold.

I Love the Auroras

I Love the Auroras

I almost didn't go out to take pictures because it was a bit windy, and even a little wind will move the tripod just enough to ruin long exposure shots. However I sure was glad that Ruth told me to go out anyway and give it a try. The aurora borealis covered the entire northern sky, one of the most spectacular northern lights shows I've ever seen. To the naked eye they appeared even brighter than in the photo, but you couldn't see the definition in the lights that the camera picked up.

Bustling with Activity

Bustling with Activity

I didn't have the right lens on for this pic, I was planning on bird rather than macro shooting. But I found all of the activity (and exuberance, at least in the case of the flies on the left) around this beautiful thistle flower too interesting to pass up.

Antelope Kid

Antelope Kid

I took this pic yesterday (6/5/09) it was a beautiful spring day. Today it snowed much of the morning; Montana has to have some of the craziest weather anywhere.

Juice Box

Juice Box

Fortunately she hasn't yet realized that the juice box makes a good impromptu squirt gun.

Crib Hair

Crib Hair

This is the sight that Ruth gets to look forward to every morning.

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