Saturday, February 28, 2009

Moss Underwater in Stream

Used Photoshop to reduce glare/reflection on water surface to bring out color and detail of moss. It was a brisk flowing stream that kept the strands of moss moving in the water. The intense greens in the moss caught my eye. Also the fine hail like texture of the moss was interesting as it clung to the rocks the water was flowing past.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Plant Underwater in Stream

It is still winter here and finding any green plants that are not evergreens is rare. So I found a group of plants growing underwater in a stream, it intrigued me. They sort of remind me of lettuce. The light bands caused by the rippling water. Photoshop was used to reduce some reflection and glare on the water's surface.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bradford Pear Tree Split in Two by Ice Storm

Here is a Bradford Pear tree that got split in two by ice storm weeks ago. It is some sad because there is a row of these trees and that is the third one to be destroyed by bad weather in the last year.

I have planted some peach trees near these Bradford Pears that I hope will do okay. Cicadas attacked them last year and I hope they will now survive the winter.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Venus at Sunset

The subject is not so exciting in this photograph but all the shades of blue caught my eye. So I took a 10 second exposure shot with the tripod.

Venus is bright but it also seems like a fuzzy white blob in the telescope eyepiece when I look at it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Holly Leaves

Such a nice green color with the waxy texture of the holly leaves. The green and red of this plant go so well together.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Evergreen Branches

Here is a bluish-green set of branches found in a flowerbed outside a house.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Holly Berries

Here are some color coming forth on from the winter surroundings. It looks like holly berries in the Christmas colors of red and green.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shriveled Dogwood Tree Berries

I am use to seeing these berries as bright red but winter has turned them black and shriveled. They sort of look like miniature prunes. Maybe the birds or deer will consume them and spread their seeds across the landscape.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Waiting for Spring

Here is a bud of a tree but I am not sure what species. It is a bud waiting to open so it can bring its color to a new season of springtime.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Face of an Angel

Here is a concrete planter that has a mold of angelic face on it. I thought it would make a good picture.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bradford Pear Bud in Ice

Here is the bud of a Bradford Pear tree in ice. I was trying to catch a drop in mid air as it fell from the tip of the icicle but was not patient enough.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Candle Flame

I was at a wedding this weekend so I took some close up candle flame pictures.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Louisville Science Center - Whose DNA? Experiment

I helped with a BioLab at the Louisville Science Center that was teaching some high school students about DNA.

They learned about DNA as the basic building blocks of life and then how to use a pipette. They then loaded polarized dye into wells in a gel pack in this tray. The case was closed up and then 125 V DC was applied for about 15 minutes.

Here is one of the trays powered up and processing two of the four groups samples.

Here are the finished product of the four groups. Each sample was given two columns and there were three samples A, B, and C. A and C are the same and they paths match.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Hodgenville, Kentucky Birthplace of President Lincoln

Here is a picture of the round about in the center of Hodgenville, Kentucky that as several statues of President Lincoln and a museum seen in the right of this photograph.

Hodgenville is about a 60 minute drive south of Louisville, Kentucky and a very nice place to visit.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Birthday President Lincoln!

This is a picture of a statue of President Abraham Lincoln that resides in the town square in Hodgenville, Kentucky. It is important because this is the area where President Lincoln was born 200 years about today.

It was taken on a cold Thanksgiving morning in 2008 with a Canon Powershot Pro1.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Young Lincoln

Here is a statue that is in the town round about in Hodgenville, Kentucky. Hodgenville is the area where President Abraham Lincoln was born and there is a nice park there to commerate that fact.

It was said that he would walk for miles to borrow books to read. I suppose this is what he is holding a book in his hands.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


A picture from May 2007 of a rhododendron flower. According to the Internet, the name is a combination of two Greek words: rhodos meaning "rose" and dendron meaning "tree".

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another Rhododendron Picture

Another picture from May 2008 of a flowering rhododendron.

Spring is just around the corner!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Escaping Winter with this Rhododendron

All the snow, cold temperatures, and ice have me going back in the digital album to May 2008. Here is a flowering rhododendron that I hope does not freeze to death this winter!