… no darkness shall be. Not able to sleep well last night having had a very troubling day yesterday, I opted to get up early and found myself outside with my camera starting at 4:45am. I just followed my feet. To my delight I found treasures and then some. First, mist … then sensational sky … Continue reading Where There Is Light …
For the first time in seven and a half years, I am closing comments indefinitely and I will not be blogging. I will be, however, publishing my photography for your enjoyment. In order for me to survive what is transpiring in this world today, I must act with self-preservation. I am putting me first! Comments … Continue reading V For Victory!
Before “The Event” that I’m about to tell you about happened, I was drawn to this family’s energy like a bee to honey. In so doing I asked them if I could take their picture. I did my best not to have their faces showing and I even told them I prefer to shoot them … Continue reading Bird Heaven
Could it possibly be a bird I’ve wanted to see? Oh no don’t fly away! Please let me see move for me, turn your head so I can see a Ruby-crowned Kinglet! YES!! ~~~~ The moment “Ruby-crowned Kinglet” is mentioned to any photographer or birder, the face is transformed … Continue reading Treasure Hunt
I knew it! Signs of Spring have arrived. Even though I froze my betooties off yesterday crawling on the ground while the winds [COLD!] blew, I captured the first colors in my gardens. Something odd is happening this year. Normally there is a growing order with my flowers. First my Crocuses come up, then my … Continue reading Spring Is Springing!
I’ve had some unique conversations lately. One was with a young woman with lavender-colored hair. I could have chosen not to start a conversation because of her “odd hair color”, or I could have complimented her on her hair and see if a conversation developed. I chose option two. A very pleasant conversation ensued, one … Continue reading Three
Not sure about you all but I’ve been in a serious funk of late. Spring cannot get here fast enough! Even though we have had a very light Winter, the constant grey and the inactivity compared to the warmer months are just about driving me batty. I heard on the radio that if you find … Continue reading February Funk
Today’s tale involves my love affair with a horse. Yes, a horse. Our neighbors went on vacation and asked me to take care of their horse while they were away. Prior to this, I had been going over to the barn and pasture every day with apples and carrots, showing this horse how much she … Continue reading Love Affair
Fizzle. Fazzle. Peter out. The big bad snow storm never happened. Warnings were all over the place …. beware! This is a BIG one. I saw some flakes, and kept saying, “Is that all?” So those really cool snow storm pictures I told you I would be taking, are non-existent. Thank you weather forecasters for another brilliant failure. … Continue reading Brilliance With Failure
Yesterday I asked Hubby to help me figure out how much total square footage I have in my gardens. Why? The instructions on the fertilizers I plan on turning into the soil this Fall, direct me to put a certain amount in the soil per 100 square feet. Hubby’s eyes came to life after I … Continue reading Math Help
I am giving Winter a proper sendoff this year. For the first time in my life I actually enjoyed this past Winter giving me opportunity to find another Season to Love. Winter has its own unique Beauty and Her Creations can be found in no other Season other then Winter. Last Saturday, Hubby and I … Continue reading Adieu, Winter
Before completing a job that requires faultless precision, it would be wise to make sure everything is in perfect working order before you begin to achieve what you have set out to do. ~~~~ Picture is a Red Tail Hawk. This bird recently has been the “ham” of one of the parks I frequent, allowing photographers … Continue reading Check First
*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
Red Columbine ~~~ Purple Columbine ~~~ Lily of the Valley ~~~~ Azalea ~~ Lithodora ~~~ Peony ~~ “Art” ~~ Carnation ~~~ Peony ~~ Clematis ~~~ Peony ~~ So many pictures, so many flowers. This post gives you a slight idea of the vast array of flowers I have. These gardens had me hopping because of … Continue reading Spring Medley
Hubby took me for a walk in Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve Park on Mother’s Day with not only my camera on my person, but his camera on his as well. About where I shot this picture and down a bit, we bumped into a man with a monopod slung over his shoulder with his Canon … Continue reading Along The Path
Finally finally I open at last! Am I not the sexiest girl you have ever seen? Oh it feels so good to strut my stuff! To say the least I’m not shy … ~~~ Any Blushing Bride would be beside herself with unmitigated Joy with me as her Bridal Bouquet. Be still your Hearts! I … Continue reading Flower Talk
I happened upon a situation yesterday where a second “professional” camera body and lens would have come in real handy. I’ve been “thinking” about whether or not I really require another entire camera/lens setup. The expense of going through with this idea is by far not cheap. Yet, yesterday I would have loved loved loved … Continue reading Two Birds With One (4 IMAGES)
“Now, Dad, you just gotta listen to Mom. She knows what she is talking about. This is not the way to learn how to boil an egg. Dad!!! You are not listening to me!” Whispers, cute as a button, implored his Dad but to no avail. Regardless how hard he attempted to cover up the writing in the cookbook … Continue reading How Do You Boil An Egg?
I have discovered a beauty tip I am passing on to you. For you men, well, either suck it up tolerate this post, or you could pass this tip on to the women in your life. Better yet why not try this? I double dare you! For those of you without hair, perhaps my beauty tip could … Continue reading Early Present
~My brother Larry~ I am so excited to introduce to all of you my brother Larry, who has a passionate affair for photography like I do. His speciality, however, is underwater photography. Never do I tire of looking at the magic he captures. He doesn’t send me one or two images. Um no. He sends … Continue reading Passionate Affair (13 IMAGES)
I’ve had several requests to show my cats. So with that in mind, and the fact that I now have a precious video of Tee that I would not have had if I had not taken the time to do it, I am now in the process of getting videos of my cats. That means, … Continue reading The Artist (Image + Video)
The other day a plumber came over to check a “problem” hubby has been obsessing over for years and lately, to the point of distraction extreme. This plumber was a mature man, I’d say in his late 50’s. He came across as very calm and reassuring as he patiently listened to hubby’s long litany regarding … Continue reading So, What IS The Problem? (2 IMAGES)
Yesterday when my blood pressure hit the ceiling after an exchange with one of my neighbors, this cute little guy, Rusty, must have looked right into my Heart and said, “Drats! Mom’s Heart needs to smile. Let me see what I can do!” Mind you, Rusty normally does not sit in this tower just posing … Continue reading Cuteness Personified
For all of you who read my post yesterday about Tee, Subhuman Strikes, to my absolute relief Tee turned up at our house around 8:30 last evening. Limping very badly but seemingly not worse for all he has been through, I managed to get pain medications in him, spent precious moments with him, and when I knew … Continue reading Update On Tee