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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


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


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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pedicure, please

Corn surrounds our place this year.  When it gets tall and brown I always think of "children of the corn".

Monday, June 16, 2014

"More, Dad, bring more!"

This last photo is a frame captured from the below video.


Tree Swallow feeding time

Friday, June 13, 2014

You'll get stepped on!

Baby Tree Swallow

I usually don't post multiple photos that are almost identical, but I couldn't choose which of his little faces was the best.  In fact, there are more to come.  Apparently, these parents became comfortable with us being around the nest, eggs, and now babies.  So, I've been out there multiple times . . .

Here is Mama watching me from the "Blue Bird" box several weeks ago.

See more of the parents in this post . . .