07.06.2015 Mount Pollux Sunrise Silhouette

Another foggy cloudy start to a day.  I’m a little out of order and getting more so every day.  I made a similar image yesterday but that will wait along with all the cascade and abstract images.

I enjoyed this morning quite a bit.  I went to Mount Pollux to look for insects and did find a couple.  But I first climbed the hill to the gnarled and poison ivy covered old apple trees like this one that most of you have already seen from last year.  The possibilities on Mount Pollux are almost endless.

Mount-Pollux-Sunrise-Silhouette-070615-700WebYesterday we attended another party.  This was a surprise 80th for my retired employer…I now work for his daughter…who still works, possibly harder than most folks half his age,  maintaining the property.  It is only in the last year or two that he actually gets tired.  Great guy all around.  He never asked anyone to do something he would not do himself, although he definitely did things many others would not.  🙂 And he, just like his daughter now, always made sure to take care of his employees.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 07.06.2015 Mount Pollux Sunrise Silhouette

  1. Wow. Gorgeous capture. I love how the sky appears to be going one way and the tree in the other. Isn’t it amazing how something covered in poison ivy can be so beautiful? One of the many lessons photography can teach us. In a future post, will we get to see some of the bugs you discovered along the way?

    It’s also nice to hear about someone being active and vital into their 80’s. Yes. We need to hear more about this in the world, as well.

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  2. Jim in IA says:

    I was curious about Mount Pollux. So, I googled it on Google Images. Guess what? Many of them are your images. I’m not surprised.

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    • It hadn’t occurred to me to check that out, so I appreciate hearing it. Thanks, Jim. I do know of a few other photographers who have made images there although we never are there at the same time.

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  3. That’s an incredible looking tree and the sun to left completes this unusual photo. PS you have in the past worked for a very nice man and now a very nice daughter. Not everyone can be as fortunate.

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  4. Better “a little out of order” than a little out of sorts—and better out of doors than either of those other outs.

    “I went to Mount Pollux to look for insects.” Somehow I don’t think of you seeking them out, but rather coming across some incidentally while doing landscapes or flower pictures.

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    • There are times when I have insects on the mind, Steve. The last few evenings I have gone out looking for them in the yard. Several years ago I had the opportunity to hang out with Eric Eaton, the author of “The Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America”, and I can assure you that each time we headed out we had insects as our main goal. And on my own I do look for them often. But as I mentioned to Melissa in my other post, I am easily distracted by bright shiny objects…like the sun, for instance.


  5. shoreacres says:

    I was out at a picking farm on Sunday, right after I got home. It was their last day, due to significant rain, high temperatures, and so on. The crops clearly were tired.

    Anyway, I was working my way through the tomatoes to see what I could find, and what I found were insects! There were big ones and little ones, black ones and red ones. There were big, fat, adults, and every kind of larvae you could imagine: green, orange, yellow, round, fast, slow. It was a bug-lover’s paradise, for sure. I started being very, very careful about reaching in and grabbing a tomato I couldn’t fully see. I picked up things that probably weren’t any happier about it than I was. 🙂


    • One of my favorite insect images was found in our garden. This Cecropia Moth larva had just finished defoliating a tree peony stem. We’ve been pretty fortunate not to get too many veggie munchers in the garden. Most of our visitors are pollinators. We have milkweed growing along the driveway and I would love to see a few monarch caterpillars munching on them but so far no luck.


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