Monday, February 28, 2011

Macro Monday - Ladybug

Last week some members of the CV Photographers and I went up to take some photos at USU's biology greenhouse. Here is one of my favorites...more to come later.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Seagull

The California Seagull was selected as the Utah State Bird by an act of the legislature in 1955.
The gull is considered the State Bird of Utah by common consent, probably in commemoration of the fact that these gulls saved the people of the State by eating up the Rocky mountain crickets which were destroying the crops in 1848.

Orson F. Whitney says that in the midst of the devastation of the crickets, "when it seemed that nothing could stay the devastation, great flocks of gulls appeared, filling the air with their white wings and plaintive cries, and settled down upon the half-ruined fields. All day long they gorged themselves, and when full, disgorged and feasted again, the white gulls upon the black crickets, list hosts of heaven and hell contending, until the pests were vanquished and the people were saved." After devouring the crickets, the gulls returned "to the lake islands whence they came." (Information above was taken from this link.)

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Blanket of Snow in Cache Valley.

Cache Valley is a beautiful place to live.
I love all four seasons, especially winter after a blanket of snow falls.   

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Morning Panorama

Early morning panorama of the Wellsville Mountain Range. I love the way the morning light hits the mountains every morning as I head to the local elementary school. Well, here is my first panoramic shot in photoshop. It's crazy how easy some things are if you just give it a try. I know it's a little too long and even when enlarged it's hard to see, but oh well. I am excited to try more shots like this over the coming summer.