Goodbye 2014, Welcome 2015!!

cardinal

F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 1000.

I would like to thank everyone for an amazing first year. Starting January 1st, I am doing the 365 project so you guys will be able to enjoy new photos from me each day. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Interesting Fact: Cardinals are a picture of sweetness especially when mate feeding. During this time, the male looks for food and feeds the female by putting the food into its mate’s bill as if kissing each other. ( http://www.birdhouses101.com/cardinal-facts.asp )

 

Haven’t You Heard That The Bird Is The Word ?!

hummingbird

F/5.6, 1/100, ISO 200.

Anna’s Hummingbird

Family Guy

          Peter: Brian, can I see that paper for a sec?

  • (Brian gives Peter the paper. Peter peruses the paper.)
  • Peter: Huh… that’s odd… I thought that would big news.
  • Brian: You thought what would be big news?
  • Peter: Well there seems to be an absence of a certain ornithological piece: a headline regarding mass awareness of a certain avian variety.
  • Brian: What are you talking about?
  • Peter: Oh have you not heard? It was my understanding that everyone had heard…
  • Brian: Heard what?
  • Stewie: Brian Don’t!
  • Peter: OH WELL THE BIRD, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD. OH WELL THE BIRD, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD. OH WELL THE BIRD, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD. OH WELL THE BIRD, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD. BRIAN DON’T YOU KNOW ABOUT THE BIRD? WELL PETER IS GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT THE BIRD. OH WELL THE BIRD, BIRD, BIRD, BIRD BIRD IS THE WORD. OH WELL THE BIRD… SURFINNN BIRD.  ( http://fuckyeahfamilyguy.tumblr.com/post/190341634/you-havent-heard )

Interesting Fact: Hummingbirds are very smart and they can remember every flower they have been to, and how long it will take a flower to refill. ( http://www.worldofhummingbirds.com/facts.php )

 

Have You Been Naughty Or Nice?!

santa

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 110.

 

Santa keeps his reindeers resting all year long, so they have enough energy for that one special night of the year. But in the meantime, he checks up on everyone while riding his special stallion. Be aware-SANTA IS WATCHING YOU!!!

Interesting Fact: He doesn’t just like milk and cookies.

Things other countries leave out for Santa (or his non-union equivalent), according to Wikipedia:

in Britain and Australia, he is sometimes given sherry or beer, and mince pies instead. In Sweden and Norway, children leave rice porridge. In Ireland it is popular to give him Guinness or milk, along with Christmas pudding or mince pies.

If I were Santa, the United Kingdom and Australia would get all the presents.  ( http://io9.com/11-insane-things-you-didnt-know-about-santa-claus-1485017907 )

I Cannot Believe Another Day Is Over!

verrazano bridge

F/11.0, 1/250, ISO 100

This guy enjoying the sunset over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is probably wondering how cold the water is and if he will ever make it across. Or he may be singing in his head a Britney Spears song “Oops!…I did it again”

 

Interesting Fact: The first driver to cross the bridge wore a rented tuxedo and piloted a “pale blue Cadillac convertible with flags flapping from the fenders,” nabbing the distinction because he had parked behind the Staten Island toll for a week, guaranteeing the position. ( http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/11/25-facts-verrazano-narrows-bridge/ )

Hmmm I Wonder…….

Jarek

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 200.

This photo of Jarek Polatynski at Empty Sky Memorial really makes me wonder what was going through his head as he was looking at all the names on the walls.

 

Interesting Fact: The memorial includes twin walls, transecting a “gently sloped mound anchored by a granite path that is directed toward Ground Zero.[2] Two 30-foot-high rectangular towers stretch 208 feet, 10 inches long — the exact width of the World Trade Center towers, the proportion of the walls a symbolic representation of the buildings as if they were lying on their sides.[2] The name of each of the 746 victims is etched in stainless steel in 4-inch-high letters. A granite passage is oriented to face the site of the twin towers.[2][3] The name of the memorial is taken from the Bruce Springsteen song “Empty Sky“, which is about the “empty sky” where the towers once stood. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empty_Sky_(memorial) )