It would seem as if Hubby formed a relationship with a groundhog beginning a few weeks ago. Relationship is an odd term for me to use, for these two vied for victory with one another. Hubby was adamant that this groundhog would not be digging a hole in his pole barn foundation, and the groundhog … Continue reading Another Sort of Love Story
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!
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 …
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
In December of 1993, at the age of 37, I sustained a serious back injury while working as an RN. The hospital forced me to work for 3 hours before I was relieved of duty. As soon as I could I then had an X-ray taken, which showed a broken bone with a herniated disk … Continue reading Climbing Mt. Everest
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!
My “Red” Garden My “Pink” Garden ~~~~~~~ Now I tell you a story of Love. Most of what you will read is conjecture on my part, yet my Heart is telling me this is truth. I saw with my very own eyes a Labor of Love that I don’t think many … Continue reading From My Gardens
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?
This is my tale of endurance. This past Winter fierce and biting winds tore at my branches as I dug in harder and deeper then I’ve ever done before. I would not allow those winds to bring me down! I shuddered and groaned, a part of me just wanting to succumb. Yet my persistence … Continue reading The Azalea’s Tale
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
Yesterday our electricity went out just as I was ready to clean our bathrooms. Instead of moaning, I opened a book to pass the time until the electricity came back on. One hour passed. That is when I jumped up off the couch ready for action just not willing to wait any longer. I retrieved … Continue reading You’ve Got This!
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!
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
“Honey, I need your help.” Hearing those words I inwardly groaned, ’cause I know how complicated matters can get with Hubby on a job. “How long will this job take?” Hubby replied, “15- 20 minutes”. Awh-right! No job of his to date [34 years] has ever been that fast. Taking a deep breath I said, … Continue reading Hold Steady The Light
In speaking with a birder couple (those whose heads are looking up while walking around with binoculars around their neck) I was told that they were both extremely surprised I actually captured a Wood Thrush with my camera. These birds are extremely shy and normally do not show themselves. This bird who I caught peeking … Continue reading A Day In Another World
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????
*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
*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
*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
*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
Imagine if you will if you were a fly … how big this world’s fill would be to your fly eyes … ~~~~ If you were to land on this Rose would you possibly think the world had suddenly turned orange? ~~~ You would have no lack of exterior design that is for sure exquisite … Continue reading If You Were A Fly
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
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!
As I was editing this image of a tiny white Crocus in PS, no larger then a quarter the size of my pinkie if that, my eyes were drawn to something I could not see with my naked eye. My jaw dropped. I had to at least try to crop in really tight to … Continue reading Miraculous (7 IMAGES)