New…. and improved! I welcome 2013 and the changes that have brought me here. My gift to you for your understanding while I was away.. the January 2013 desk top calendar~ feel free to right click it and download it for personal use on your computer. Happy New Year to each and every one of you.. My wish for you is that this new year bring you each happiness, good health, lots of love, peace and many…many blessings~
Nope, I didn’t forget.
A new month
A new day
A new start
and new beginnings!
And a new desktop calendar.
You can order your downloadable ~ high resolution copy for just $1 per month by clicking the tab on the right side of your screen.
Monthly Desktop calendar. Delivered to your email each month
(in a timely manner)
|Digital only Calendar 2012|
May Desktop calendar is finished (Yes next week is already MAY)
looking through my archives I was shocked to realize that this month marks 3 years that I have been creating these monthly calendars… how time flies !
And a special THANK YOU to those of you how have ordered ~ via the link on the right. It is always nice to know that work I put into them is appreciated.
As I sat at the bus stop Wednesday morning, a gorgeous cotton candy sunrise was forming over the Pryor mountains. The colors were stunning. Muted pastel oranges and pinks. Josiah and I joked about weather or not the bus will come soon enough for me to rush home and grab my camera before the colors faded away. The bright sunlight broke over the horizon just as the bus rounded the corner. Missed it again ~ That’s ok, I figure if I hurry I can still make it out to the lek grounds in time to see if the sage grouse are drumming yet. But as I pull back into the driveway and reach for my coffee cup in the console, I realize that my fuel gauge is dangerously close to E. Uhg! What was I thinking? No trip to the sage this morning. Later that afternoon, I ran into town as school got out to get fuel, picked Josiah up from school and made a swing by the lek grounds on the way home to see if there were any tracks or sign. Nothing~ the wind had scoured the ground and left nothing but small drifts.. but still beautiful in its own way.Thursday morning~ do over.. I took Josiah to the bus WITH a full tank of fuel and even managed to remembered to grab my camera ~( and my a stainless steal cup of coffee to go) The sunrise wasn’t nearly as captivating, but I enjoyed watching the sunlight glow through the tail of a bald eagle as it soared over head.
In the early morning light I spotted a set of “cat tracks ” and decided to get out of the wind and visit the draw where Hawk and I had treed the Mountain Lion a couple winters ago~ curious to see if it was still frequenting the area.
(cat tracks of the house cat species ~ responsible for countless numbers of wild bird deaths. Ferrel and stray cats are considered a predator in the state of Wyoming)
I sent a quick email to Hawk to let him know where I was going as I wasn’t sure I would have service for much longer. In the short drive there I saw Mule deer. (and secretly willed these antlers to fall off as he jumped the fence.. but no such luck)
As well as turkey, more bald eagles, rough legged and red tail hawks, ducks, and geese, I was also finally able to glimpse the sage grouse I had hoped to search for yesterday.
This in its self would have been a complete and happy day for me~ But the discoveries and adventure were actually just beginning. But right now I am going to stop here and continue this story tomorrow as today is March 2nd and I haven’t taken the time to post the March Desktop Calendar.
TO BE CONTINUED~
Aperture priorities that is ~ f4.6 ~ I normally take photos like the one above with a larger aperture (larger means smaller # ~ smaller # = less in focus) because I usually like the background blurred
This time though I think I actually like the smaller aperture(=larger number =more in focus) photo better with the spiky tree tops in the background F40 ~ The biggest thing I have learned this week is that my sensor is in serious need of a cleaning~ yes, with the smaller aperture I have had to photoshop out the pesky hair that has taken up residence inside my camera some place ~ along with a few too many dust spots.. don’t notice them hardly at all when I use a larger aperture.
F40~ more in focus…
Also I have to take a moment to day to include the February Calendar~ Cuz it is February already…
I have already sent out the unwatermarked copies to all who ordered the magazine online. A free bonus for your support.
For anyone interested in just ordering the desktop calendars ~ they are for use on your computer only and $1.00 / month ~ (link can be found in the right hand column)
Wyoming has been having some very warm weather the last couple weeks~ and when the wind stops I have really enjoyed being outside. And the sunrises and sunsets (though brief) have been spectacular.. so today I am going to share a few of them with you…
and for those of you that missed it~ I will no longer be sending out the Monthly calendar to everyone. I will however continue to send it to those who purchased the Magazine.. kind of like a little bonus~ if you still would like the high resolution calendar but don’t want to order a copy of the magazine~ message me and you can purchase each month for $1.00 downloadable to you computer.
All those who ordered before today~ your magazines have been shipped and should arrive in your mailbox this week. <3 Can’t wait to hear what you think.~ and THANK YOU !
December … my, my, my… where does the time go? Bare with me over the next weeks and months as I bring new exciting changes and surprises to A “Focus” in the wild for the New Year.. in the mean time.. Please enjoy your free Desktop Calendar ~ Willow!
October~ already… before we know it we will have snow and freezing temperatures.. ~ Yes.. you are welcome for the reminder.
Here is a copy of the October free desktop calendar. Please feel free to download it for use on you computer or email me for a larger version~