a different view of the West ….

Posts by Scott

Race 1 Saratoga Springs

We spent a lovely day at the Saratoga Race Course, a race meet that U had watched on TV for years but my first time to visit. Thousands of others decided to visit also but the vast majority had their chairs and picnic baskets in the lawn under the huge trees that cover the area. I got close to the Winner’s Circle to get this shot and knew immediately it was the scene I was looking for.

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When traveling in older cities, I tend to find subject matter in the way people decorate their homes, especially how they do their doors. Hudson, NY is no different and today I spotted a door with a print in the window of a group of bears pushing on a tree with the inscription “Resist”. I would be curious to know why the owner used this graphic. Any ideas?

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Mississippi Kite

About 2 weeks ago, I found what looked like a partial chicken egg shell in my driveway, or that is what it I thought because my neighbor has chickens nearby. Later I found bird poop the size of paint ball splats in the same place so looking up, I see this huge nest made of sticks in the very top of a large white oak tree next to the house. This is what I found, a Mississippi Kite with one chick in the nest. These birds are supposed to lay two eggs but I see only one chick. I have a good vantage point to watch them so I will post updates as time goes by.

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Swim time?

Driving past the Flat Top Ranch near Glen Rose, TX last night, we spotted a pond full of mature Elk bulls cooling off. I suspect that their species is not used to 90+ degree days and lure of a cool pond (in Texas we call them Tanks) is not to be passed up. The Flat Top Ranch is 20,000 acres of cattle and Elk and I seem to come across a photo opportunity every time I come by. I learned my lesson last year when photographing Elk grazing just across the fence because after I waded into high brush on the fence line to get a better shot only to find my legs covered with chiggers!

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