Tuesday, July 31, 2012


There is a certain joy in preparing something like this, aside from the obvious,
"Eating it"

Kind of like making soup in the winter.

Monday, July 30, 2012


I love the lacy shadow from these flowers.

These are the only flowers left. The rotten rabbits ate the rest.
I can see their little fat bellies.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Raven

It's not about the big old crow...

I'm just loving the shapes in here.

I saw there was a very big bird in the tree, brought out my all but forgotten zoom lens and found it was not the bird, but the shapes I wanted to make the subject.
I rarely do much in the way of photo editing but this one needed an effect.

His Glory

When I was a very little girl and saw rays of sunlight, I believed
that was where God was standing.
Still do

Saturday, July 28, 2012


Hey, Move over it's my turn!


I can't hover like this all day!

(I think it is time a get my birdies a new feeder. This one is looking rough.)

Friday, July 27, 2012


The weather in Hartford CT was beautiful! I didn't get out much but when I did it was very nice. Getting off the plane at O'Hare I got hit with a gust of hot humid air, Yuck. This has been an awful summer! At least we got some rain. A storm knocked down my Serengeti tree.


The tree's days were numbered, just got old.

Had a busy trip now need to catch up with Ya'll

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Just a note

To you special people who take a bit of your time to view my pictures and listen to my musings... Apologies! I did not know that word verification thingy was active on my blog. I hate that thing! Novice blogger here. I'm pretty sure I shut it off. Thank you all for hanging out in my world.

A Lighthouse

One of my favorite day trips is the Wind Point Lighthouse near Racine Wisconsin. This lovely and uncrowded spot actually houses the Wind Point Police Station.

I took these this past spring.
What's nice here is that there are flowers and vegetation right on the beach.

It's a really nice drive up Rt 45 and then over to Wind Point. Also nice if there is a lakefront craft fair in Racine  just a few miles away.

I have some totally cool winter pictures of this spot I will post at another time.

Well, Im off to Hartford (Farmington) CT for a short business trip tomorrow.
Brainstorming session with my fellow wizards.

Thursday, July 19, 2012


We got a little relief last night. The lightning show was intense and amazing. Unfortunately I could not get any shots. Driving rain and wind kept me on the other side of the window.

It will take a lot more to put a dent in the damage from this drought.
I even started putting a little bowl of fresh water out each day for the rotten rabbits
that ate all of my flowers!
Figured they might need something to wash down the Petunia's.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A solution?

Taking my little friend for a ride in the car around the subdivision is something we do most Sundays.
She will sit by the garage door and ask for her ride. (its gated and we go 5 mph so there is no danger for her out of the carrier)
She gets on the front and back dash, sits on the passenger seat and has a favorite spot to watch geese.

Now, I have a new car and I'm worried that when she tries to get on the front dash she will not have enough leverage and will scratch the leather with her back claws. I feel so selfish! I have not taken her for a ride since I got the car.

I need to figure out how to protect the dash so my sweet pea can have her treat! Maybe duck tape?

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Carbon Footprint

As I cleaned my house last weekend I realized just how much stuff I was throwing away. Paper of all kinds, tissue, old mail, junk mail cardboard boxes from all the stuff I buy online. Plastic bottles from detergent, bleach and water.
Now I don't generally get on a soapbox about anything but I am angry with myself.
My carbon footprint has turned into a size huge.
I found myself driving my car with the sun roof open and the air on!
Is tree hugging republican an oxymoron?
Anyway, I'm going to go buy a water filter and be more diligent about recycling!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Finally some rain!

Everything is still pretty brown and raw looking but we got a decent amount of rain yesterday.
These guys came out to celebrate.

Friday, July 6, 2012


It's amazing... Not more than three drops of rain in weeks and weeks and there is a whole field of these blooming nearby.

I love natures detail in these flowers

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A sneeze

This is what's going on here.
No rain in at least 6 weeks and a hay harvest! Ahhh Chooo!

Trying to save the grass with minimal water pressure.

Parade tomorrow.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Manicure

I see those clippers!

I prefer to stay right here if you don't mind!