Friday, August 31, 2012


There is a special quality about the angle of the light this time of year. It lasts for about a month.
Days are getting shorter quickly.

I'm looking forward to Autumn, the summer was soooo hot.
I'm really in the mood for mums and pumpkins.

For those of you who are very observant, you will notice I have some dusting to do!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Rainbow

A lot of this going on lately, I don't have to wash my car anymore.
Looks like we are going to get the remnants of hurricane Isaac for the weekend.
I guess rain is better than drought.
I'm looking forward to the holiday weekend.
No plans just veg...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Been very busy this week.
Time for an adorable cat picture.
I'll have a lot of catching up to do when I get things back in order.
Joy to you...

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The backroad

This is the backroad into and out of my little subdivision.
Sunrise in the morning
Clouds coming back home.
Its an old service road but saves me time.
I love the views.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The old tree

Last summer I was taking a picture of the old tree with the moon rising and caught a small aircraft getting ready to land.
This one was a few minutes later taken with flash.
It's interesting how light acts in a camera lens.
I think that is why I like sky shots so much.
I like to see how I can mess with the light.
By no means do I think of myself as a skilled photographer,
I just look for, or notice something out of the ordinary and usually shoot too fast.
The fun part for me is seeing what I end up with!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A new day

This is how He welcomed in my new day!

I didn't do a thing to this photo, you see it as I did.

I missed a lot of great photo opportunities this morning. The mist and the dew on everything was amazing with the sun sparkling  and I had to hurry to work. 

Just the same I had this little God Wink on my deck.

Monday, August 20, 2012


It's amazing what a little bit of rain will do.
Things are looking green again.
It has been gloriously cool this past week.

This is just over the Wisconsin border.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Friends, fellow bloggers, I need help.

It used to be that if I clicked on your picture it would come up in a window that was part of the website with thumbnails on the bottom to go to the next pic.
Lately the picture opens in a window that looks like Internet Explorer and to get to the next picture I have to hit the back button then click on the next picture in your website.  Over and over and over.
Understand I am a novice blogger more interested in the message than anything else.
I didn't change any settings and I am frustrated because I come to your blogs for the joy I get seeing your artistry, musings, and the photographic excellence that just blows me away.
Anybody have any ideas how I can fix this??

Lots of Fun!

I organize the social events for my company and today was our annual picnic.
We were blessed with perfect weather.

We had the Baggo Championship Of the WORLD!

A vigorous Tug of War!

Nice dogs, happy toddlers...

New Babies...  
God... I love baby toes!!
Took those socks right off and gave those little feet some raspberries!

Fun for All.

We had a Ball!!

Friday, August 17, 2012


Someone I follow in Blogland, a person I like and respect very much, lost his kitty Thursday.
She was old, got sick, and the time came.
So sad...

What better time for a sweet cat picture.

My Abby aka "Pie"

I rubbed her right down to her little tail and held her on my lap
as long as she would stay there.
Kissed her little head and felt so lucky to have her. 



I am so in the market for some Bunny-Be-Gone.
Little stinkers have plenty of grass to eat.

The last, of my last, heat scorched Petunias
 and then the little poop leaves some on the table!

Good Grief!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The real shot

So... The other morning there was this misty, steamy wet thing going on and sun had already risen over the trees so I knew the light was all wrong but I tried it anyway.
The picture did not turn out well at all

Guess what I found in there?

Talk about a silver lining!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Clown Fish

This little girl is called Zoe

Not much going on, I'm stuck in the office.
This is my office pal.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Another sunrise

It's a different view every day!

I love that I can wake each day and have an unobstructed
view of what ever nature has to offer.
I thank God every day that I was lucky enough to have gotten this lot
 in this sleepy little subdivision.
It was definitely Divine intervention because
I was looking at something altogether different when I stumbled in here.

Monday, August 13, 2012


It's been stormy and rainy for a couple of days. Thank God!
The best part is that it is nice and cool and supposed to stay that way. One day this week hot then back into the 70's.

Had the windows open all weekend!!
Curtains blowing in the wind.
I am happy!

We had a very early spring so I would not be surprised if we have an early Autumn.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The beholder

When I was in St Petersburg Florida last April, I took a walk near a rather interesting beach that was very close to the downtown area. It was kind of a locals spot with guys weight lifting, cyclists and birdwatchers.
I look up and I see this opportunity for a really nice picture.
I shoot.

A guy on a bike comes by with his big old camera backpack, sees I'm taking a picture of something so waits until I move on and starts looking for what it was I was taking a picture of.
He pulled out his zoom lens in search of the bird, bug or frog that was my subject.
He didn't see it! He moved on.

In the eye of the Beholder

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Something Strange

It rained for several hours today and boy did we need it!
This is what I saw on the way home.

I know there was no fire hydrant there, it appears the water is pushing up through a sewer cover.
I really don't have a clue but I'm guessing this is not good.
Although it looks really cool!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


I'm getting antsy... Need to get out.

The weekend is supposed to be cooler. May just find the road.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Another Balloon

There is a small airfield just in back of where I live. I think these balloons alight from there. Never really confirmed that but it's a reasonable guess.
This one seems to have landed off course. That is a farmers field it is rising from.

Looks like they recovered their flight well enough, and was a distraction from the morning commute.

Having grown up in a big city, I am always appreciative of the delights of rural living.

Now those of you on a real working farm may not call this rural but for a city gal, being surrounded by agriculture and still 10 min. to a gourmet food store is HEAVEN!
Lets just say I'm on the outskirts of rural. 10 min north and just a half mile west there are real working farms that have roads named after the owners etc. 10 min east is a thriving 100 year old village with glorious shopping.
How can you beat that!
I don't have to gather the eggs or milk the cows, just stop by and say hi! Buy a basket of eggs.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Owl!!!

I was sitting here watching TV and saw that big old owl fly by and sit in the same spot as before. It was way to dark to get a picture. Just that few minutes of dim light before total dark.
What an incredible wingspan.

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I'm just delighted knowing this creature is close by!

Stormy Day

Hardly a drop of rain, Just a lot of noise and wind.

I hear a lot of rumble rumble but no drip drip

While this was going on, in between shots, I vacuumed up about 30 lbs of cat hair.
I cut her nails and she threw more fur than one cat should have.
How do they do that?

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Tribute to the dead tree.

 Now lying on the ground soon to be firewood.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Kitty Recreation

This is what kitty knows as outside.

Pudum up... Pudum Up!

Catch a little Animal Planet