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

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-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

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

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

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)

The Race

How does my garden grow these days (?) you may ask of me. ~~~~ It’s growin’ I reply keeping me so busy my head at times spins. ~~~~ This odd Spring with blasts of frigid had the flowers all mixed up. ~~~~ All of them showed themselves at once oh my, ~~~~ which left me … Continue reading The Race

My Find

On my way to buy some flowers at a Nursery yesterday, I passed this brand spanking new development which is yet to be completed, that left me not quite believing my eyes that I was seeing what I was. These are not cottages or vacation homes. No. These are year-round homes that are about five … Continue reading My Find

Announcing …

Last evening a display of vibrant oranges and reds and yellows splashed across the darkening skies. This week is going to be a good one, I can just feel it. Why do I say this? How else could a week be any other then good when the very sky itself announces boldly that this week … Continue reading Announcing …

Feel The Love

I just couldn’t wait for “another” day to show you the Beauty I saw today. I’m in Love. I’m high so high on Love. This image was taken with no-new. It was however taken on a different AF mode then I normally take my pictures on. If it wasn’t for the tick-tock, I wouldn’t be … Continue reading Feel The Love

Upgrade

It is my extreme pleasure to announce these beautiful flowers will be the last taken with my¬†Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens as this photographer upgrades to a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens which means both a better lens in the L-Series and an image stabilizer to decrease hand shake. ~~~~ … Continue reading Upgrade

Gardens

My Phlox are just now flowering. ¬†Those are the purple and pink flowers in this picture. ¬†I wasn’t aware of it at the time, but Ms. Cookie was in our living room window watching me as I took this picture. ¬†If you look closely you can see her sweet face. ¬†The garden with the Tulips … Continue reading Gardens

Give-Away

Oh my goodness!! ¬†Involved with a vacuum cleaner I heard my husband say, “Amy, come quick!” ¬†So I ran and to my utter amazement saw this huge wild female turkey in our backyard. ¬†We have not seen wild turkeys here in at least 30 years so you can imagine my excitement! While running for my … Continue reading Give-Away