Burnside Photographic "The question is not what you look at, but what you see." – Henry David Thoreau

July 31, 2011

Sky Fragments

You can’t always tell when it’s going to be a great night for shooting the sky.  I have learned that early potential often fades into the blahs.  (That’s a technical term for boring sunsets.)  Nonetheless, tonight started off rather nicely and it just kept getting better.  it wasn’t just the sunset – it was all over the sky.  Hence the title of this show.

July 23, 2011

The Spider and the Dragonfly

Filed under: Nature,Photography,Seeing,Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , — Frank Burnside @ 10:21 pm

Once upon a time, a rather tiny spider came across a fearsome dragonfly.  Although the spider was dwarfed in size, he had a huge ego, and did not run away.  In fact, he demanded of the dragonfly, “Get out of my way!”  The dragonfly could have easily flown away – flying is one of the few things that dragonflies do very well – but he had too much pride and stood his ground, saying angrily, “I’m bigger than you and I can fly!  You turn back!”

The spider began to slowly walk toward the dragonfly, all the while preparing to cast a sticky web upon him and teach him a lesson.  Just as he was about to cast his web, the dragonfly struck, and the two were embraced in a struggle to the death.

It did not last long, and there were no winners.  In their next lives, one of them (it is not known which), came back as a Democrat and the other a Republican.  Today, they serve in the United States Congress.

July 20, 2011

Just Butterflies

Filed under: Awareness,Flowers,Nature,Northeastern Pennsylvania,Photography,Places,Seeing — Tags: , , , — Frank Burnside @ 11:20 pm

Showing Off

A baker’s dozen butteryfly shots.  Yes, I know, butterflies again.  I can’t help it – I like them.  I thought I had it under control and then I visited Creekside Gardens, just south of Tunkhannock on Route 29 – and they have a “butterfly house”!  And, of course, I had my macro lens.  The rest is history – or soon will be.

BTW, as plentiful as the butterflies are at Creekside Gardens, there is much more to see – fascinating place and the people are the friendliest around.

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