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A Sample of Pop’s Lighthouse Images

Moody Morning

Dawn of Promise

Sweet Distraction

Sunrise Frolic

Beaming Breakthrough

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B&W Boats

Break of Dawn

Opening Scene

Sunrise Sedation

Algoma Lighthouse Rainbow

Keeper of the Lighthouse

Kewaunee Lighthouse Fly By

Sunrise Brushstrokes

Risin' and Shinin'

Anglers in the Grey

Summertime Sunrise

Compelling Clouds

Algoma Sunbeam Panorama

Bathed in Beams

Power from On High

Algoma Sunbeams B&W

Early Amber Rising

Lighthouse Bling - Portrait

Lighthouse Bling

Return to Port

Somewhere Out There

Point of Inspiration

Harbor Lights

Early Morning Harbor

Kewaunee Morning Glory

Kewaunee's Premium Blend

Morning Beam

Cold Algoma Morning

Shining Star of Kewaunee

Winter Lighthouse

Kewaunee Lighthouse Panorama

Kewaunee Lighthouse 3

Kewaunee Lighthouse 2

Kewaunee Lighthouse 1

Between a Rock and a Calm Place

Cloud Bank Background

Kewaunee Night-House

The Break of Dawn

Burning Off the Fog

A Brighter Beacon

Fire & Ice Sunrise

Kewaunee Lighthouse at Sunrise

Algoma Sunrise Panorama

Algoma Lighthouse Rainbow

A Sample of Pop’s Bird Photo Collection

Siblings

Splishin' & Splashin'

Yellow Rumped Warbler

Gentleman Bluebird

Full Moon Flightpath

Urban Guardian

Dawn's Early Flight

Four and Twenty

Heads Up

Tiny Details

House Sitting House Wren

Bald Eagle

Like a Dream - Inspirational

Sea of Gulls

Family Outing

Low Profile

Savannah Sparrow

Yellow Rumped Warbler (Female)

Scarlet Tanager

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Goldfinch on Lookout

American Goldfinch Portrait

White Crowned Sparrow

Short Stuff

Fan Dancer

Aerial Ballet

Happy Hummer Confluence

Pretty Boy

Father Son Brunch

Her Best Side

Whiskers

Angel's Wings

Boastful

The Breakfast Club

Enigma on Wings

Garden Party

Little Bird Dreams

Tree Swallow Fight 3

Tree Swallow Fight 4

Tree Swallow Fight 2

Breakfast for Two

Sand Hill Crane Formation

Sand Hill Cranes on Wing

The Flip Side

Flying Circus

A Fine Pair of Doves

The Duchess Curtsies Before the Duke

Bluebird Hatch

Hummingbird Joy

Hummingbird Cafe

Sensory Satisfacton

Monochrome, B&W, Rose, Flower, Flowers, Black, White
          Beauty, noun – a combination of qualities that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.

This rose started out yellow in color.  I thought I’d experiment – removing the color, adding some texture and a touch of mystery. I like the result better than the  color version.

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Bluebird Family Brunch

Eastern, Bluebirds, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Bluebirds, Five, Birds, Juvenile
This is a family of eastern bluebirds. The gal standing tall in the back (on the left) is the mother. The rest are her offspring from 2014 hatch. They’ve come together to share a mid-morning brunch of mealworms in our backyard.

This female brought two broods into the world this season.

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Fire Above

Clouds, Sunrise, Sunset, Lighthouse, Kewaunee, WI, Lake Michigan
A unique effect, created by the sun highlighting the bottom of the clouds above the Kewaunee, WI lighthouse and pier. This was just moments before the sun would breach the Lake Michigan horizon.  If you look closely, you can see fishermen on the pier, hoping for a bit of early morning angling action.

I take a lot of sunrise photos from the shore of Lake Michigan.  I live a couple of miles from shore so I’m in the habit of looking to the sky a half hour or so before sunrise.  If the sky shows any promise, and it’s a day when I don’t have to be somewhere else like work or church, I head to the beach.

You never know how it’s going to turn out.  There are days when things look promising but the sky never makes good on that promise.  But, on other days, it can be breathtaking.

I take a lot of sunrise photos because no two sunrises are the same….except those with no clouds at all. It’s the clouds that make a sunrise worth capturing.  When I look to the early morning sky, I’m looking for cloud….usually light wispy ones.  These weren’t wispy, but the effect was well worth the trip.

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Beauty in Red

Rose, Red, Flower, Wet, Drops, Water Drops, Dew, Garden
          But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Botanists have classified around 400,000 different flowering plant species in the world.  Many are very beautiful but, in any judgement of floral beauty, I believe all must be compared to the rose.

This beauty was not photographed at our home. Nor did I find it a the botanical gardens. This one was photographed one morning at the Yellow Rose Motel in Branson, MO. – which had a variety of roses and other beautiful flowering plants on the grounds but, ironically, I could find no yellow roses.

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Christ of the Ozarks

Christ of the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, AR, Arkansas, Religious, Jesus, Statue, Monument
On a recent trip to Eureka Springs, we stopped to see a popular tourist attraction.  This is Christ of the Ozarks.

According to Wikipedia…

Christ of the Ozarks statue is a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a “Sacred Project” by Gerald L. K. Smith and stands 65.5 feet (20 meters) high.   The statue was primarily the work of Emmet Sullivan, who also worked on nearby Dinosaur World. He had assisted in the work at Mount Rushmore. The statue is modernistic and minimalistic; there is little facial detail or expression, and the lines and forms are generally simplified. The arms are outstretched straight, suggesting the Crucifixion; however the cross is not overtly depicted.

It shows up as #6 on the list of 10 Most Famous Jesus Statues In The World

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Troubadours of Basin Spring Park


Colorful street musicians entertain visitors to Basin Spring Park in the heart of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

I rarely engage in “street photography.”  This couple offered themselves as easy targets and the resulting image, in my mind, is priceless.  I realize, most people wont find anything special here – it doesn’t reveal the awesome light of a landscape sunrise, the intricate design of a floral macro or the wonder of a well crafted nature photo.  Still, it is special to me because, within its frame, I find so many interesting elements. The more I stare at it, the more I see. Let me start a list…

The musicians, themselves; an interesting couple to say the least. I find their expressions and attire intriguing. I wonder if they are romantically engaged or simply musically engaged. (By the way, as musicians and singers, they were quite enjoyable.)

Then there’s the instruments. These something highly appealing to me about an aged, well-worn guitar.  Zooming in, I couldn’t tell the brand, but the fret board has “125th Anniversary” printed with pearl inlay.

The upright bass shows comfortable wear, but what grabs my eye is the rosette (made of terrycloth, or some similar material) on the head.

The gal’s knee brace reveals something about injury and personal struggle.

Her boots are an interesting match with the Under Armor knee socks.

The banjo on the bench.  An interesting accessory.

The banjo case at their feet – a collection point for appreciative patrons (a couple dollars visible) with the “Hobo Knife” bumper sticker.

Both have some interesting tattoos on their arms.

That’s a good start.  I purposely left out a few other items that I find interesting, to give you a chance to point them out.  If you see something that catches your eye, leave a comment below.

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Ladies Dancing

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Fuchsia, Flowers, Purple, Macro, Beautiful
In my mind, the blooms of this fuchsia plant remind me of beautiful ladies dancing – arms raised, skirts twirling and a wry smile on their faces.

I discovered this fuchsia plant (and a few other varieties) at the West of the Lake Gardens in Manitowoc, WI.  The fuchsia is a very unique plant species.

According to Wikipedia

Fuchsia /ˈfjuːʃə/ is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. The first, Fuchsia triphylla, was discovered on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola (present day Dominican Republic and Haiti) about 1696–1697 by the French Minim monk and botanist, Charles Plumier during his third expedition to the Greater Antilles. He named the new genus after the renowned German botanist Leonhart Fuchs (1501–1566).

There are currently almost 110 recognized species of Fuchsia. The vast majority are native to South America. The fruit of all fuchsia species and cultivars is edible, with the berry of F. splendens reportedly among the best-tasting. Its flavor is reminiscent of citrus and pepper, and it can be made into jam. The fruits of some other fuchsias are flavorless or leave a bad aftertaste.

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