Photos from my recent trip to Canada 
Here are some photographs from my recent trip to British Columbia, along with Ingrid and her folks. We first went to Victoria, visiting several nearby beaches and the Buchant gardens. Later we went to Whistler, a ski village north of Vancouver. I took only a few photos there. Finally, we spent the last day and a half in Vancouver itself, but I didn't take any pictures. Ingrid has more photos from Whistler and Vancouver, perhaps she'll put them online someday.
African Violet flower macros 
… left hand to light the flowers from other directions. Instead of being thumbnails, the small images…
Labor Day Macro Photos 
Here are some photos I took at Rob and Carol's on Labor Day weekend. Emphasis on macro shots because I spent the day with only my 100mm lens.
Montréal Botanical Garden 
… -1/3 to -2/3 on bright flowers against dark backgrounds, and check for clipping of highlights anyway…
More macro photos 
… stem (M)(L)Purple Basil leaves (M)(L)Basil Flowers…
Florida: Fruit and Spice Park, and Everglades 
(M)(L)Little blue heron (juvenile plumage) These photos are from the day when went to the Fruit and Spice park and then to the Shark Valley Park , a part of the everglades.
Florida: Non-Orchid Plants 
… were just interesting even without flowers. I intend to devote another page to the orchids we…
Florida: Mostly Orchids 
(M)(L)img_2914 After the earlier set of non-orchid plant photos, here's an album of mostly orchids. A few other things crept in, because I can't resist (and because in putting together the earlier albums I'd forgotten about 400 phtotos from my second memory card!)
Powell Gardens 
(M)(L)Small Frog We took a weekend trip to Kansas City. I got a few photos at the Powell Gardens.
KC Photos 2009 
(M)(L)Lots of chard These are the photos Ingrid took on our trip to Kansas city last month. The first batch is from Powell Gardens, the others are from the KCCUA urban farm tour
More photos from the yard 
(M)(L)Small praying mantis Ingrid lured me outside with the promise of a baby praying mantis. I took photos of a few more things that caught my eye, too
Photos from the Barcelona Botanic Garden and nearby 
(M)(L)Bugloss from the Canary Islands (Echium callithrysum) These are photos from our sixth day of visiting Barcelona when we went to the Montjuïc area, and explored the many gardens there. We spent most of our time at the Barcelona Botanic Garden, which was huge and full of amazing plants, especially the Australia and Canary Island sections, which we explored throughly.
Frankfurt Palmengarten 
(M)(L)Colorful orchid. The Frankfurt Palmengarten on our first visit in early April. It was the last day of their annual orchid show, so we took lots of photos. I can't identify most of them, but they're still enjoyable to look at.
Photos from Marburg 
… Loved the color of those flowers. It is native to the Phillipines. (M)(L)Not sure..I think this…
Some California Photos 
(M)(L)Long-tailed weasel Click through for a few pictures from California, mostly from around Mendocino. A few are from the Petaluma area and the Big Basin redwood forest. The long-tailed weasel (not a ferret!) is from half-moon bay.
California: Odds and Ends 
(M)(L)Lizard at Point Lobos It's a bit of a jumble, but here are the highlights from the rest of my California photos. These are from all over the trip, including: one from Mendocino, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Point Lobos, Sunset and Moonrise in Monterey, and one from the Golden Gate Park Arboretum.
Canada: Calgary 
(M)(L)Dragonfly (Inglewood Bird Sanctuary) In Calgary, we went to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and the Calgary Zoo.
Two days in Banff 
(M)(L)Water at Lake Minnewanka After Calgary, we stayed a few days in Banff, using it as a base of operations to conduct light hikes and picnicking in the national park. Locations visited included Cascade Pond, Two Jack Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Lake Louise, and Moraine Lake.