Monday, January 29, 2024

"Window Dressing"...

 "Window Dressing"

One aspect of retail that continues to be underappreciated is the retail window displays. It often doesn't take much to add just enough interest to capture the eyes of the passerby. The colors and nostalgia captured my attention of this storefront in Eureka Springs.
More to come - comment if you'd like to see more. :)

Crescent Moon Beads, Eureka Springs, AR.
Photo # K04_2654a.
(c) Kelly Shipp



Wednesday, January 24, 2024



Early morning fog seems to calm these White-tailed Deer and peak their curiosity.

Private land, central Arkansas.
Photo # IM7_9943cbw.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Saturday, January 20, 2024

"Poised Towhee"...

A male, Eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), is a striking bird of white, brown and black colors. It is a large bird for the sparrow kingdom, with a length around 8 inches and a wingspan of 11 inches. As its name implies, it's more common in the eastern U.S.

Photo # K04_0426a.
(c) Kelly Shipp

Sunday, January 14, 2024

"Snow-capped Flight"...

 "Snow-capped Flight"

A Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) flys through the snow.
These small birds are friendly once they get used to you. They have quite an extensive language for small birds, have great memories and can handle very low temperatures. They tend to nest in small natural cavities, nesting boxes, and abandoned woodpecker cavities.

Photo # K03_9274m.
(c) Kelly Shipp


Monday, January 8, 2024

"Wall of Wonder"...

There's just something mesmerizing about waterfalls, but when you experience a wall of them, you become elated. This particular season, there was a large tree that had been lodged in the waterfalls. As photographers, we often have unexpected challenges. I used the tree as an anchor for the far side of the panorama. Comments welcome.

Natural Dam, Van Buren, Arkansas.
Photo # IMG_7537-8bws
(c) Kelly Shipp



Sunday, January 7, 2024

"Artistic Layers"...

 "Artistic Layers"

Nature has many seasons and layers. Each layer has its own time in style and art.  Change allows this to happen.

Reed detail, Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.
Photo # K03_8112mod
(c) Kelly Shipp