The texture of the palm tree makes a nice natural frame for this little gecko who was kind enough to pose for me.
I've been dreading this theme since I saw it on the list. My everyday place is at home, and while some people have a knack for for capturing a person's expressions and emotions with the camera, I am not one of them - when I shoot someone, they look like they have been shot. I suppose I should get out there and practice, but I am content to let sleeping dogs lie.....
One evening in September, many of us regulars at the Pine Lake Lodge in Oma Township, Wisconsin watched in awe as the earth's shadow enclosed the "blood moon" in rare and spectacular fashion. This was hardly the first time that familiar objects have faded from sharp bright focus to dark shadowy shape over the course of a few hours with friends at the Lodge - if you catch my drift - but it was without a doubt the most memorable.