Chicago Area in August

We traveled to Chicago in August to see friends and for our 50th College Reunion ( I will spare you photos of that event).  We visited friends near Earlville, IL – about an hour west of Chicago.  The flat corn and soybean farms provided a dramatic backdrop for a rain storm moving in.  We toured…

Watson Lake

July 27, 2016  Watson Lake near Prescott, AZ. The Phoenix Camera Club had a field trip to Watson Lake near Prescott, Arizona.  This small lake is in an area where many granite boulders are located.  The area supports a good recreation and camping area, where many people enjoy kayaking and fishing on the lake.  It…

Scenics in Kauai

May 21-28 We took the family to Kauai for our 50th Anniversary and stayed in a fabulous ground floor condo at Lae Nani, right on the beach.  With three grand children much of the time was spent at beaches – snorkeling and surfing.  I will spare you from those photos.  Kauai is generally know as…

Humming Bird Nesting

March 30- May 4 More and different photos at Ophardtphotos.com Our household has been treated with an extraordinary experience for the last six weeks.  On March 30, I discovered that a humming bird was building a nest on a hanging cactus within 10 feet of our front door and office window.  The photos may make…