An inquiry regarding a mayfly photo last summer triggered a furious search, which is ongoing. The photo in question resides among some 10,000+ images I’ve taken over the past few years, which someone is finally taking the time to catalog, tag and edit. At least a thousand pictures weren’t worth any words at all, other than “delete” because they were so hopeless but, even at my most ruthless, thousands more have thus far been spared.
That particular mayfly hasn’t been cataloged yet but many others have been and it’s only a matter of time before I find it again. After all, what good is a photo if you can’t find it? And what good are hundreds of others if no one is going to see them?
The answer, of course, is that they are no good at all.
I could dole them out, one at a time, on a blog that is updated sporadically at best, but that would take years; I could post them here in big batches, sure to overwhelm while serving no particular purpose; I could just leave them where they are, the way they are, and do nothing at all.
Or, I could spend some frigid mornings and long, dark winter nights building a place to hold some of the best pictures I’ve got, where anyone and everyone can see them, any time they want.
A place like Nonesuch Mountain Images.
Five galleries are up, with additional images and galleries to come. All images are copyrighted. Larger (printable) file sizes are available for purchase as licensed digital downloads for personal or professional use.
You might notice there are no (visible) identifiers or watermarks displayed. Heck, there’s even a little button to click if you want to share them with someone else. Please do. There is plenty of ugliness in the world so why not spread a little something else? Just remember they’re mine and at least link back or give credit where credit is due, please.
Clicking a photo below will whisk you away to that photo’s gallery page at
Nonesuch Mountain Images
How about a gallery of mayflies (which will always be one image short until I find the one that started all this)?
Sulphur Dun, Nonesuch Mountain Images
Maybe some loons?
Loon Looking Silly, Nonesuch Mountain Images
Dragonflies and Damselflies are always interesting…
Green Darner, Nonesuch Mountain Images
There will be additions, but here are some of the rare and more unusual wild flowers I come across:
Purple Fringed Orchid, Nonesuch Mountain Images
It won’t be long before the sap starts to run and the arches are fired-up for another sugaring season. More pictures! More syrup!
Late-Day Steam, Nonesuch Mountain Images
It used to be called “shameless self-promotion” but it’s called “branding” now, I guess. Nobody’s offered to cough up 17-million dollars to put my name on their building yet, so words and pictures are about all I’ve got.