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)
Seeing this picture, you probably asked, what in the world? This is not the usual for Amy. LOL Now just hold on because a beautiful post is about to unfold right before your eyes all centered around a cable connector. That is what this picture is for those of you who don’t frequent a gym. This … Continue reading The Cable Connector
Yesterday I agreed to go someplace with Hubby, even though I told him I did not wish to. Earlier, however, he stated that he wanted to go but that he did not feel comfortable going without me. Instead of a tug of war, “I don’t want to go”, “I do want to go but …,” … Continue reading When From Love
Some Wisdom I grew up with most I did not appreciate until an adult: Waste not want not. Use what you have. ~~~~ Growing up in a house bulging at the seams with a new baby born almost every year, money was tight and scarce yet we did not go hungry. Some of the many … Continue reading Waste Not Want Not
The day was Saturday, December 30th, and I remember thinking, “Hmmmm …. I really don’t have anything to put a post together with.” I did not fret, however, because something would come along for me to write about. It always does. Now. I’m not sure if my “thoughts” bring these “adventures” to me just so … Continue reading The Wiper Blade (3 IMAGES)
Proudly he stated, “I do nothing now. I’m retired.” The man who asked me what I was shooting with my camera (he thought I had seen a deer) continued to speak. My face should have said it all. Confused and absolutely taken aback, I asked, “But how is it possible to do nothing?” Here was … Continue reading The Man Who Does Nothing (2 IMAGES)
Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock, the clock struck* ….. wait a minute! That’s not right! That’s not how this story goes. The mouse ran up the screen door. No rhyme here but nonetheless it’s true. Shall I now start from the beginning of this tale? I had just fallen asleep when Hubby … Continue reading Cat And Mouse
The way I see things is this. You can either stand tall or fall hard. Of course there is always that perpetual white fence you can sit on. But besides that, it’s either standing tall or falling hard. I’ve been hit a lot harsher then I’ve let on but most of you do know about … Continue reading Stand Tall Or Fall Hard
(Dan! Look what I did!! Thank you!) ~~~~~~~ “Our neighbor has a really good Heart.” “So do you, Hubby.” “But the other day when both of us saw these two guys get out of their car with their emergency blinkers on and begin to walk, B immediately began to walk towards them to ask if … Continue reading First Step (2 IMAGES)
Just to prove to all of you that I really am doing my best to get back to “strong” today I regale an adventure I recently had on my bike. The first couple of times I managed to get back up on my bike, I fully admit I was shaky at best and felt just … Continue reading The Challenge (4 IMAGES)
What had been buried deep below, the Light now reveals when the growth above the murky Truth topples over making Way for Love ~~~ “Do you forgive me, Mom?” “There is nothing to forgive, Amy.” ~~~ Words spoken, broke two generations of pain. In a mere few seconds, [dark] Karma came undone because Unconditional Love … Continue reading Karma