“Hang’in” On In A Snowstorm

In Utah, the last few weeks have been filled with winter snowstorms.  Often the snow is coming down so quickly that the birds have to hang onto the feeders with all of their might.  This day there was a Dark-eyed Junco and American Goldfinch braving the snowstorm with a brisk western wind.  It was almost […]


happiness [hap-ee-nis] noun 1. the quality or state of being happy. 2. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy. What makes me happy? Happiness to me consists of bright ravishing colors, flowers and sunshine.  If you are having a very cold and snowy winter like I am.  Look at this picture of a delightful and radiant hibiscus. […]

The White Monarch

This delightful butterfly looks very similar to an orange monarch but is called the white monarch.  This butterfly is somewhat of a mystery and there is some debate whether the white color is a mutation, lack of color or other theories exist as well.  On the island of Oahu there is a population of about 10% […]

The Green Mystery Butterfly

These 2 photos were taken at the butterfly exhibit in New York City.  I have researched and cannot figure out the name of this butterfly.  The top photo shows the upperside of the butterfly wings.  The second photo shows the underside of the wings.  In both photos of the wings they are predominately green with […]

Red Admiral, Vanessa atalanta

The reason I love photography is because I can capture beautiful images and scenes.  I also can journal my life through snapshots that have been seized by one of my trusty cameras.  I also learn so much about life when I take photos.  I am curious about what I have photographed and I do research. […]

Ornithoptera priamus: Priam’s Birdwing Butterfly

I took this astonishing photo of one of the most beautiful butterflies in New York City at the Natural History Museum Butterfly Exhibit.  It took me quite a bit of time to research the name of this butterfly.  The wings of this butterfly are totally black and green when they are open.  The photo that […]