Friday, November 30, 2012

Oh No

 A shutterbugs worst nightmare

Fought back tears

Got hold of myself

on my way toEbay
Tripped on the attached USB cord and the camera went flying
Fortunately the camra body is unscathed.
The lens is unfixable.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


That frog is trying to stir up trouble.
The mothers fur feline is a beautiful, obedient and special cat!
We  look up to her and admire her wonderfulness.
~Cats Rule~
Oh yes dahling... Caats Ruwell
Ditto Pdddddrrrrr
We're all bigger than that frog too!
What were you thinking, your surrounded!
Watch out FROGGY!!!
Good Grief...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The commute

I never mind the commute this time of year.
The pictures are taken on the fly but
that's okay.
The sunsets are always spectacular.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I live in the curio cabinet
I watch through the glass
The glass that now has paw prints on it the mother hasn't noticed
That cat is up to no good, I know it!
I see what she does when the mother is not here
and now she's looking in here
This is not good!

Friday, November 23, 2012


Sissy, shot this one through the windshield.
For this one I did get out of the car.

It's cold.

I was reminded of the lone tree by a picture
on another blog

Love these backroads.
I feel blessed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Hawk

New bird in the neighborhood!
This one is much larger than the old hawk

Watch out little critters...
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Shrimp Ceviche
I know the framing of the photo stinks
but the flavor of the subject is fantastic.
I have been messing with the macro lens and it's really fussy indoors without flash.
This is the least blurry shot and I wanted to share my success.
I got tired of paying the big bucks for this delicacy
made at a local gourmet food store.
It dawned on me, I knew exactly what was in it.
I made my own for 1/4th the cost.
Bring crackers!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Pebble

I have been here for a thousand years.
Traveled from the deep to each shore over and over.
The jagged edges being softened in the journey.
Lives have come and gone. Wars have waged and ended.
Inventions have changed mankind forever.
I get smoother and smaller.
Someday I will be sand.
I had cause for introspection this past week.
All is well
God is good

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Last Pumpkin

Hey come back...
Don't leave me here all alone!
It's getting cold out!
I could be pie you know...
Good Greif
It's getting dark
Maybe if I roll down that hill a bit...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Something Pretty

I was looking through some photos I had stored on my work computer and came up with these
They were taken a while back, before the tree fell.

All I did was fiddle with the exposure a bit
and all this color came out.
Nature provided the texture.
I think they're pretty.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


The sky made up for
 any lack of color in the trees today
I took a drive down an old dirt road in the woods
It couldn't decide to be overcast or sunny.

This barn is part of the Forest Preserve District
They house horses and equipment for the veterans that do the
Civil War reenactments.

The blue in the sky today was just amazing.
It was windy as hell.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wintery Beach Day

November at the beach has it's own flavor.
The lake is turning so the water turns grey
Even on calm days there are waves
There is a beauty to each season.
There is calmness but urgency in this season on the lake.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sunday, November 4, 2012

A safe commute

The combination of freshly harvested fields and abundant water has made for a great deal of ...
"Goose Activity"
I made the turn and this serene commute was over!
How do I put this politely?
I got Goose splashed!!
You don't want to see a picture of the car.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Even as a child I have always been attracted to
images of a curving path or road going over a hill
The unknown...
What's around the bend?

I suppose I am not the only one
Why else would great artists photograph and paint these scenes.
These images are of the Volo Bog
A favorite destination for Birders
and though I did hear many birds, and frogs, this day
I saw few...
My focus was the path.
This is a place of reflection for me.
The purest sounds of nature bring
comfort and clarity.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


There is always hope for renewal.
I am continually humbled by the power of a seed!
It can be food
the beginning of an idea
a tree or flower.
Always amazing!