I figured a shot of the Jordan Bridge before all the autumn color went away would be a good thing, so I went by there a couple of days ago. There were some cars in the way of the shot I really wanted, so I had to improvise. It’s such a lovely area, it’s hard to get a bad view.
I seem to be on a run of green stuff in recent days days, so here’s another one. This is a from a random tree at Pioneer Park.
A plea for guest photographers!
I haven’t been feeling well this past week, and haven’t had the opportunity to go out and take pictures (which, unfortunately, means no appropriate image on this anniversary of 9/11). I could really use the help of guest photographers, so if you’re interested, please let me know. See the Contribute a Photo page for details. Thank you!
Today we have a joint effort between me (the photo above) and guest photographer John Brandt (the photos below). There is construction going on at the Jordan Bridge, a covered bridge at Pioneer Park. They’re fixing something or other (I’m so good with details) to make it not fall down and go boom.
Click on the thumbnails below to be taken to John’s Flickr page for each photo. And thanks to John for the photos and for the post idea.
Just as the title says, I have been waiting for these trees to bloom at Pioneer Park so I could get this shot of the Jordan Bridge. I’ve done similar photos before (see: Dreaming, Invitation, and This Is Why I’m Here), but I think I like this one the best. And when I do it again next year, I’ll probably think the same thing, and I’ll look back at this one and wonder why I didn’t do better. Okay, I’ve already started doing that. But it will be worse a year from now.
Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams took a walk through the Nietling Park area of Pioneer Park, and took this lovely tree blossom image, despite a threat to her very life and limb. Her description:
I was at the park and saw the trees all in bloom. Gorgeous. I thought I would get out of the truck and stand under the trees and take a shot of them looking skyward through their branches and blossoms. Good plan. Almost made it out of the truck when I remembered what usually (always) goes hand in hand with blossoms – BEES. Yikes. Shut the door. Got my breathing back to normal-ish. Then I thought I would take a picture for you (from INSIDE the vehicle) of the thousands of bees that were buzzing about all over the trees. I took 170 photos of those blasted trees and cannot spot ONE bee in ANY of them. Apparently they are faster than my camera … and they are camera shy (?) However, while reviewing the photos in search of bees, I spotted something that was quite a surprise to me – something I didn’t see with my eyes …. a hummingbird sitting on the branch of one of the trees. Wow. I am still shocked, I had no idea it was even there. You can see in the 2nd photo – his back is visible as he is flying through the branches (see photo 3 – no back – same branches). Then in the 4th photo – there he is – like he’d been there all along! They’re sneaky like that. It was a delightful end to my be-lemma (see? I made it funny -whew).
Here’s the hummingbird she mentioned:
Thanks, Terri Jo!