V For Victory!

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!

Introducing …

Below is a YouTube music video for your¬†listening pleasure as you read and view this post. Click¬†on it first¬†before you begin. It is¬†specifically for stress. Pictures are best viewed directly from my blog, not reader. ~~~~~~ Meandering about with my feet barely touching the ground, I met more birders and photographers that day then I … Continue reading Introducing …

Bungled Bombshell

For about a week, my sister and I had been playing phone tag. Very unusual for us because we do our darnedest to return voice messages with a prompt phone call. We speak on a [gasp] landline phone, not a cell. My sister normally doesn’t turn her cell on so any texts I sent I … Continue reading Bungled Bombshell

High Price To Pay!

What I went through yesterday just to get some pictures! I was eaten alive by skeeters even though I had insect repellent on! I was shocked! These insects this year have been ferocious, vicious, and in such a huge quantity that I cannot even walk out my door in the evening without putting insect repellent … Continue reading High Price To Pay!

Adventure?

Well! My adventure did not go quite the way I had anticipated. According to the satellite images I saw, I was in for a treat at Casenovia Creek Environmental Conservation. Sadly, however, that did not happen. The trails I saw via satellite were no longer evident, and nothing as far as I could ascertain was … Continue reading Adventure?

Snowscapes

Yesterday I ran an errand. Hubby who usually runs the errands has been strictly engaged with DataCad for more time then I care to admit. He is drawing blueprints so that he can accurately install a new sump pump and back-up system. That means I’ve been doing some of the errands so he can continue … Continue reading Snowscapes

Drats!

Now of course being I am only a mere human and therefore not nearly as intelligent as a Pileated Woodpecker, never saw it coming. I, the fumbling, heart in my throat, shaky photographer grappling below as this bird watched, managed to remove one lens to put on my big and very heavy 100-400mm lens. I … Continue reading Drats!

Genius At Work

Hubby worked on his sound system project ALL SUMMER. [Interpret that as doing nothing other then the project at hand … the genius worked only on this project.] He designed and built a table, a stereo rack, two speaker stands, and researched until his eyes fell out, on which equipment he was going to invest … Continue reading Genius At Work

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????

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

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

Along The Path

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

Drama!

What drama! ¬†The sort I could do without! ¬†This week has been one of those weeks that left me not even knowing my name. ¬†Or to the effects thereof. Our 16-year old Bella had an episode late Monday which left her unable to walk correctly, staggering and actually dragging her legs. ¬†This episode was the … Continue reading Drama!