Sunday, October 14, 2007

Autumn in Town - Caldwell Park

Autumn in the Country

A wonderful deer in the Pocatello countryside. I can't understand why someone would like to shoot these wonderful creatures and call it a sport.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Second Snow of the Season

This is our home today around 10:30AM. We had the second snow of the season already; now this is unusual.

Wild Coonie on a Wild Mountain Aspen Branch

I just read about photographers (the so-called "Paparazzi" after Fellini's character Paparazzo) chasing the UK's Prince William around, endangering lives. A better approach would be to make friends with the subject, as I did with Coonie, a wild coon that visits us at home once in a while. This photo was taken at a distance of about 4 or 5 feet away, a few days ago around the end of September after the first snow. The EXIF information doesn't include distance, but it does say that the focal length was only 72mm. The photo is slightly cropped, and the camera does have an APS-sized sensor.

By the way, it is snowing again! This is really more snow than usual, and this is our 13th winter here. The weatherpeople predicted a "mostly dry" weekend, but as of 12:30pm Saturday it's still snowing a little. We have maybe 10 inches of snow on the ground now. I took some snow pictures around 10:30 AM this morning, which I may post next.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Biking Buckskin on a Magical Autumn Afternoon

Autumn is my favorite season in the mountains of Pocatello. The temperature is cool and the air is often magically clean. West Buckskin Road, which is actually east of Buckskin Road and is therefore often just called Buckskin Road, gives mountain bikers a nice, fairly long, and hilly ride.