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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

On the lake




We took the boat out one evening while our son was home for a couple of weeks before he went back to campus. The temperature and humidity were not bad or this woman would have stayed at home. They didn't catch anything and there weren't many photo ops either. The wildlife was pretty scarce. Getting a sharp image in a bobbing boat is certainly a challenge, but I did manage to get a fairly decent shot of a heron of some kind.


















Monday, August 11, 2014

Homestead


A favorite from 2010
On "the Lexington Road" in Lauderdale County, Alabama
The last time I went by, the barn had fallen.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shakes





Somewhere in extreme southern middle Tennessee.
I had to include one with the sweet little dog who enjoyed our visit and wanted to have his picture taken in front of his building.






Monday, August 4, 2014

Blazing










Gorgeous.
So, I thought the sunflowers I planted this year were going to be my flower obsession for the year.
However, they have been upstaged.
I bought a pot of these flowers at Lowe's the other day and can't stop looking at them.  They are so bright that I was tempted to dial down the orange saturation a little.  There is a Black Eyed Susan thrown in there too.


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunflowers





I planted sunflowers this year.  Some of them are red and orange.
All of them are gorgeous.


I have been sporadic with the blog the past few weeks.  Just as my husband finished more chemo for the cancer that spread, my elderly mother fell and fractured her pelvis.  He is feeling much better and the hope is that he can have a substantial break before more treatment is required.  She is doing better in the rehab facility for now. I hope to return to a somewhat normal routine.  Thanks for visiting!







Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hi




This little fellow jumped on my wrist while I was working in some potted flowers the other evening.
Cold and wet.  At first I thought a bird had pooped on me, but was happy to see that it was a tiny, tiny frog.
He would fit nicely on a quarter.

Handheld, ISO 6400, 1/2000 sec, f2.8, Canon 100mm 2.8L Macro lens



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tractor art



Hwy 72
Brownsboro, Alabama, U. S. A.


My apologies for not returning your kind comments.  It is my turn to have multiple sick people to tend to at the same time.  Posting a photo takes a minute, but browsing and commenting takes more time than I have, so I am not able to keep it up right now.  Thank you  for understanding!



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red, white and blue . . .



I wonder . . . is it wrong, strange, ironic, or in any way remarkable to use English transfer-ware
in U. S. Independence Day themes?  Just saying . . .





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Summer colors


Here's my annual peach and blueberry contribution.
This year I have some green thanks to a few ears of corn in the background.
"Roas-neers" as my grandfather called them.
You know "roasting ears".  








Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Turner General Store



The Turner General Store looks to be on someone's residential property between Attalla and Fort Payne, Alabama, U. S. A.


Sharing with Rubbish by Roan



Friday, June 27, 2014

Cluttered skies




We've had a lot of rain and high winds this spring in north Alabama.  The skies looked dramatic like this at some point each day for several days straight.  This week the clouds are back again and we've had a little more rain.
It does make for photo ops.