Monthly Archives: October 2007

Emilia's foliage

Emilia using my Fujifilm camera to capture this photo. She loves using the macro on this camera. As a photographer, it is always interesting to see how someone else views the same scene you are looking at.

Fall farmhouse

Just an example of the tremendous colors we encountered on our drive.

Ash Cave wedding

While on our Fall color driving tour last weekend, we decided to stop at Ash Cave in Hocking Hills State Park. While taking some photos of the cave (more of an overhang than a cave) we were informed that there was going to be a wedding. Just happened to catch the bride being escorted by her father, both were surprised to see me taking a photo of them. Ended up taking quite a few photographs of the wedding for the lucky couple. Brought back some wonderful memories for Emilia and myself, having just been married ourselves 7 weeks earlier. Congratulations to the Grimes!

Fall spider

Took a drive through southern Ohio this past weekend to take in nature’s Fall show of colors. While looking at some sheep in a field, spotted this spider and her web on a fence near Hocking Hills. The glow of the disappearing sun being reflected off of the silky threads, hopefully to catch a midnight snack.

Waikiki at sunset

Waikiki means “spouting water” in Hawaiian, named for springs and streams that fed wetlands that once separated Waikiki from the interior of Oahu. The area was a retreat for Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s, now it is a retreat for the tourists of the world.

Finch Fest

A couple of American Goldfinches and a single House Finch. The American Goldfinch changes from winter plumage to breeding plumage by a complete molt of its body feathers. It is the only member of its family to have this second molt in the spring; all the other species have just one molt each year in the fall. The American Goldfinch is mostly monogamous, but a number of females switch mates after producing a first brood. The first male takes care of the fledglings while the female goes off to start another brood with a different male.

Sheza Speedy

Celebrating Emilia’s birthday week, we went to Beulah Park to watch the horses run. Having no clue on how to bet, Emilia picked the horses with the cute names. Sheza Speedy was the number 5 horse in the second race. Here she is coming down to the finish line where she won easily. The payoff was $8.40 for a $2 dollar bet. We left the park with extra money in our pockets.

Kaneohe Bay

Kaneohe Bay in Oahu. One of our many drives around the island. Seeing the different sides of the island was remarkable, each had its own beauty.