What????

What I saw concerned me greatly. Never have I seen anything as to what I was looking at in that moment. I asked, “Excuse me, but could you tell me what you all are doing?” I had politeness in my voice, and a smile on my face, even though I was alarmed. My question sounded … Continue reading What????

Merlin

Sunday I had just put my feet up ready to relax when the phone rang. Inwardly I groaned but I couldn’t banish that ringing so up I went to answer that phone. Good thing I did, too. Picking up saying hello, I heard hubby saying, “Amy, come quick! Grab your camera and come outside where … Continue reading Merlin

Gardens

Oh my goodness!! Editing all these pictures … whew! And then while editing I realized I had forgotten to photograph one garden that has new flowers in it. At this point, I’m not about to run and catch a snap. As some would say. (smile) I do show within my images the new flowers in … Continue reading Gardens

Time Flies

[Wilson Warbler] Where has time gone? I’ve barely been here most of the Summer. If it has not been $600 worth of plants being put into the ground by me (no worries you shall see my gardens), it has been one cat crisis after the other. And then every chance I get I run over … Continue reading Time Flies

Silent Sunday

From left to right is Charlie, Whispers, Rusty, with Sassy closest to the camera. It’s been a very intense Summer for me and my special family. Again with this oncoming week, I try to step back into blogging. As I do so, I have every intention that this week heralds the Calm after many Storms. … Continue reading Silent Sunday

Bath Time

I have to admit I’ve begun to believe I have the Luck of the Irish with me these days. I am stunned by all the encounters I’ve had of late that have required being in the right place at the right time. Grateful? Beyond words! I could weep for joy that seemingly the time has … Continue reading Bath Time

Wings

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attempts with new types of photography shots yesterday represented me celebrating my victory in finishing my huge gardening project. I went for a leisurely bike ride first though, after hubby so kindly put air in my tires. If it were me, I would have just gotten … Continue reading Wings

I’m Doing This!

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Between the heat and being tuckered out from this landscape escapade I’ve been involved with, I played hooky again on Tuesday, taking pictures from my backyard and in Como Park. Even though I could barely breathe (NO air!) and literally soaking wet with perspiration (Major shower … Continue reading I’m Doing This!

Wildlife Break

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I took a day off from all the heavy gardening I’ve been doing to go to Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park, taking with me my Canon camera and 100-400mm lens. Most of what I shot ended up in the trash bin. This wildlife photography is a … Continue reading Wildlife Break

Time (10 IMAGES)

  (Two great songs connected to links ⇓ you don’t want to miss.) Time has been doing some strange I’m talking weird things of late. Last week I thought was at least 2 weeks long with most days finding me not knowing which day it was. Time looped round and round as I dug and dug, planting … Continue reading Time (10 IMAGES)

Time-Out

Seems the time has come for me to be with my gardens. Why? I am redesigning many of my gardens [HOLY MOLY!], which means, adding to [buying at a Nursery] new flowers, bringing them home and planting them, thinning out existing flowers and transplanting them to other gardens, getting rid of plants that are not … Continue reading Time-Out

Helium Beer

Even if you do not know German, this video will get you laughing and I mean laughing. Warning:  Make sure you pee before you watch this!! A dear friend sent this to me and I have been crying for laughing so hard watching this video. ENJOY!!! 😂😂😂 [Comments closed]   Continue reading Helium Beer

Flight To Heaven (6 IMAGES)

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Gazing upon Unknown Territory I marvel at the Arresting Scape in multitudes of dazzle while fluttering butterflies tango in my tum ~~~~ My long awaited take-off succeeds allowing me wings  gliding elegantly effortlessly in the Horizon of Blue to explore this Unknown Scape ~~~~ Yet within … Continue reading Flight To Heaven (6 IMAGES)

Growing Pains

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I played in Ribbet with this image. It is so hot outside it is like an oven. I’m beginning to feel very restless and fed up. First the icy cold prevented me from doing much of anything outside. Then the torrential rains had me running … Continue reading Growing Pains

Right Time And Place

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Being that I was working on a “budget” yesterday … possessing wrong camera body for action shots, bringing wrong lens, and having only 11 AF points which this camera body has, all this against me did not stop me from at least trying to capture this … Continue reading Right Time And Place

Deer Art

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Photograph taken today at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park. I took the wrong lens with me and due to the staggering number of missed shots, I will not ever make this mistake again. I was amazed by how many photographers I saw today in this park … Continue reading Deer Art

A Little Pizazz

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I thought I’d have some fun in PS to see what I could do with this Rose. I gave Her a bit of pizazz and jazz. I’ve been working so hard ‘tween pruning bushes and trees (and almost slicing one of my fingertips off) and catching … Continue reading A Little Pizazz

Business Booming

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our neighbors to the East of us are getting their house re-sided. Honestly it has been Business Booming around here lately. Last week our neighbors to the West of us had a new roof put on. This week it is our driveway and these neighbors’ siding. … Continue reading Business Booming

Caught

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Have you ever been caught in an embarrassing moment and there is no way you can escape it? I was just this morning experiencing the very thing. And I acted like it was no big deal, in fact, it was just a normal everyday occurrence that … Continue reading Caught

Celebration

I have a very important announcement to make. A very good friend of mine gave birth to triplets yesterday. She chose natural childbirth surrounded by family so her Miracle Babies would be greeted gently and with a lot of Love. My hat is off to this Superwoman!! Congratulations, dear Sister! These three Roses opened the … Continue reading Celebration

When Life (6 IMAGES)

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When life hurts look at me and smile ~~~~ When life gets rough look at me for solace ~~~~ When life leaves you scared look at me to find courage ~~~~~ When life becomes exhausting look to me for renewed vigor ~~~~ When life becomes dull … Continue reading When Life (6 IMAGES)

When You Try (3 IMAGES)

*Turn phones horizontal/visit blog to view FULL SCREEN* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Father’s Day turned out to be my lucky day. It seemed the Universe smiled at me saying …. Let’s see you capture what I am showing you. That morning I saw Whispers and Sassy sunning themselves on our kitchen floor. SO many (too many times) in … Continue reading When You Try (3 IMAGES)